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Robert Krueger named Research Leader of the USDA-ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus & Dates

Robert Krueger of the USDA-ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus & Dates (NCGRCD) located at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), has been named Research Leader (Director), effective June 5, 2022. Prior to his appointment as Research Leader, Dr. Krueger served as a horticulturist and curator for the national collections of citrus and date...
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Stefano Vidussi named Divisional Dean of Physical Sciences and Mathematics

The College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside has named Professor of Mathematics, Stefano Vidussi, Divisional Dean of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Vidussi succeeds Jose Wudka. During Dr. Vidussi’s three-year appointment as Divisional Dean, he will oversee five departments: Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Mathematics...
CNAS Awards 2022

CNAS Awards 2022

Each year, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences honors students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and accomplishments throughout their time at UCR. Below are the descriptions of each award and the award winners. Congratulations to our students! Rosemary S.J. Schraer Award In honor of Rosemary S.J. Schraer, who served as UCR Chancellor from 1987-1992...
Christopher Clark

Four UCR faculty become elite Fulbright scholars

The Fulbright Program has chosen four UC Riverside faculty members to receive Fulbright U.S. Scholar fellowships, including Christopher Clark, Associate Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology.
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR |
Manuela Martins-Green and Adler Dillman

Two professors receive Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

INSIDE UCR - Cell biologist Manuela Martins-Green and parasitologist Adler Dillman are this year’s recipients of UC Riverside’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement. The award is presented every spring to faculty members with a distinguished record of fostering undergraduate research or creative activity. The selection is ratified by the Academic...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |
Marilyn Fogel

Remembering ‘isotope queen’ Marilyn Fogel, pioneering scientist, beloved mentor

Marilyn Fogel, endowed geoecology professor at UC Riverside, died on May 11 at her home in Mariposa, Calif. She was 69. She pioneered the use of different forms of the same chemical element, called isotopes, to understand the life history of organisms, both modern and ancient. In so doing, she helped develop biogeochemistry as a...
By Jules Bernstein | UCR News |
Late UCR professor honored through endowed award

Late UCR professor honored through endowed award

Tom Morton, a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, died March 3, 2020. He is remembered as a global citizen and scientist who embraced foreign languages and cultures, demonstrated a cross-disciplinary passion for scientific research, and who showed concern for the environment. Created by his wife, Kathryn, and adult children Julia...
By Sarah Nightingale | UCR News |
Christopher T. Cosma

Christopher T. Cosma, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Riverside, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology was awarded the Forest Shreve Research Award

ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA - Forest Shreve Research Award: Christopher T. Cosma, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Riverside, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Forest Shreve was an internationally known American botanist devoted to the study of the distribution of vegetation as determined by soil and climate conditions, with a focus on desert vegetation...
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In memory of chemistry professor, Dr. Ted Kuwana

Donate to the Kuwana-Sawyer Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry Dr. Ted Kuwana, 90, of Seattle, WA, died at University of Washington Northwest Hospital after several weeks of pneumonia. He was the founding father of a new field in chemistry called spectroelectrochemistry, which was created by combining two well-known analytical techniques of electrochemistry and spectroscopy. He...
2022 Field Science Fellow

2022 Field Science Fellows

By Kathleen Wong, UC Natural Reserve System When wildfires rage, fire retardants can slow or stop the spread of flames. These chemical mixes are often sprayed over large swaths of land, coating entire hillsides in stripes of yellow or red. In recent years, millions of gallons of fire retardants have been dropped in a single...
By Kathleen Wong |
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WHO’S EATING WHO?

You never forget the moment when your path in life becomes clear. For Erin Wilson-Rankin, that moment came in an undergraduate classroom at Georgetown University when she learned about a caterpillar that evades predators by flinging its poop. “It was actually my professor, Martha Weiss, talking about her own research into the silver-spotted skipper butterfly...
By Jules Bernstein | UCR Magazine |
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Remembering Professor Emeritus of Nematology Reinhold Mankau

Reinhold Mankau passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021, in Riverside, California. Known by his family, friends, and colleagues as Ron, he was a faculty member at the University of California, Riverside for 33 years. He belonged to the first generation of scientists that gave the UCR Department of Nematology its stellar worldwide reputation. Ron...
CNAS 2021 Holiday Card

Holiday Message from CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich

Dear CNAS Community, Having the UCR community back on campus this past quarter has made this holiday season a special one for me. When on campus, I have the opportunity to talk with you and discuss the amazing things happening across UCR and CNAS, in particular. I am incredibly proud of your contributions and accomplishments...
CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich

Dean Uhrich Welcomes CNAS Community

Dear CNAS Community, Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year! Whether this is your first time on campus or you are returning to UCR, many of us have been eager for the fall quarter to start and to be on campus… and here we are! As we transition back to in-person learning and continue to adapt...
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In memory of Dr. Shawn Biehler, Professor Emeritus of Geophysics

Dr. Shawn Biehler was a beloved educator and researcher at UC Riverside. Shawn was born in New Jersey in 1937. He earned his B.S. in Geological Engineering at Princeton University in 1958, following up at the California Institute of Technology with an M.S. in 1961 and a Ph.D. in 1964. After ten years as a...
CNAS Welcomes New 202102022 Faculty

CNAS Welcomes New 2021-2022 Faculty

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside is proud to welcome new faculty members to CNAS. Their expertise in sciences plays a major role in what the CNAS community can expect when they return to campus this fall and in the years ahead. Our newest faculty members join a growing roster of...
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The Entomological Society of America Names Winners of 2021 Professional and Student Awards

The Entomological Society of America congratulates the winners of its 2021 awards. The awards recognize scientists, educators, and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology. Winners will be honored during Entomology 2021, ESA's Annual Meeting, taking place in-person and online, October 31 – November 3, in Denver, Colorado. To view the full...
By The Entomological Society of America |
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In memory of William T. Frankenberger, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry

William T. Frankenberger, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, passed away suddenly on August 14, 2021 at the age of 69. He retired from UC Riverside in April 2011 after 30 years of distinguished service in the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences. After graduating high school in Kansas, he received a track...
Katherine Borkovich

CNAS names Katherine A. Borkovich Divisional Dean of Life Sciences

Katherine A. Borkovich, Professor of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at UC Riverside, has been named Divisional Dean of Life Sciences for the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Borkovich succeeds Frances Sladek, Professor of Cell Biology and Toxicologist. During Dr. Borkovich’s three-year appointment as...
Isgouhi Kaloshian

Isgouhi Kaloshian named CNAS Divisional Dean of Agricultural & Natural Resources

University of California, Riverside Professor of Nematology, Isgouhi Kaloshian, has been named Divisional Dean of Agricultural and Natural Resources for the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, effective July 1, 2021. She succeeds Timothy Paine, Distinguished Professor of Entomology. During Dr. Kaloshian’s three-year appointment as Agricultural and Natural Resources Divisional Dean, she will oversee four...
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