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Giving Tuesday -- Give to CNAS!

Dear CNAS Colleagues, Over the Thanksgiving holiday, many of us reflected on this year and all we are thankful for. I would like to express my gratitude to each and every one of you. Every member of the CNAS community has been instrumental in helping our students, the college, the university, and each other navigate...

In Memory of Theodore Joseph Barth

In Memoriam Theodore Joseph Barth, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (May 30, 1939 - March 17, 2020) Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Theodore Joseph Barth, Jr., passed away on March 17, 2020. He was 80 years old. Born on May 30, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, Ted was the oldest child of Theodore J. Barth, Sr. and...

In Memory of William E. Walton

In Memoriam William E. Walton Professor of Entomology (September 1, 1956 - October 18, 2020) The Department of Entomology, the University of California, and the field of vector ecology have lost one of their most dedicated, productive, and beloved scientists. Dr. William E. (Bill) Walton, Professor of Entomology, passed away at the UC Irvine Medical...

CUSP Mentors needed

CUSP: Career Mentoring of Underrepresented STEM Students for the Professoriate The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is launching CUSP: Career Mentoring of Underrepresented STEM Students for the Professoriate, a pilot project funded by the UC-HSI Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI). We are currently recruiting STEM faculty (CNAS, BCOE, SOM, and CHASS) to provide career...
By CNAS Communications Staff |

UC Riverside named to Top 50 Green Colleges list

UC Riverside was recently named among the Top 50 Green Colleges by the Princeton Review; ranking No. 16 among public universities and No. 48 overall in the nation. The Top 50 list is chosen from school-reported data and student opinions collected from online surveys. The survey questions canvass whether students experience a healthy, sustainable quality...
By John Warren | UCR News |

CUSP: Accepting Scholar applications October 15 - November 15

CUSP: Career Mentoring of Underrepresented STEM Students for the Professoriate The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside is launching CUSP, a pilot project funded by the UC-HSI Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI) to provide mentoring and career development to graduate students who are interested in becoming professors and are from groups typically...
By CNAS Communications Staff |

UC Riverside launches Data Science major

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has launched a new Data Science major, an intercollegiate partnership between the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) and the Department of Statistics in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS). The new program was designed as...
By UCR BCOE Staff |

Dr. Pedram Salimpour ’90 receives 2020 UCR Alumni Service Award

The UCR Alumni Service Award honors superior service in the public sector or a sustained pattern of volunteer service in the community, arts, or for the benefit of UCR that has positively represented the university and fellow citizens. Dr. Pedram Salimpour serves as Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Pierce Health Solutions, a California-based company focused...
By CNAS Communications Staff |

Physics and Astronomy joins elite group promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion

The UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy has been accepted to the American Physical Society Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance, or APS-IDEA, joining a consortium of physics departments, laboratories, and research collaborations committed to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion. APS-IDEA, a network of nearly 100 institutions worldwide, addresses long-standing, systemic barriers that have led to...

Botanic Gardens Fall Online Plant Sale set for October 24-25, 2020

The UCR Botanic Gardens is pleased to announce our Fall Online Plant Sale on October 24-25, 2020 (midnight-midnight), with in-person pickup at the Gardens entrance on November 5 and 6. For the first time, Friends of the UCRBG members will receive a 10% discount on all plant purchases. Join or renew your Friends membership before...
By Janine Almanzor | UCR Botanic Gardens |

In-house coronavirus testing draws attention of SoCal media

UC Riverside’s “homemade” COVID-19 testing lab has drawn widespread attention from Southern California media. The acknowledgment of the new lab’s success comes at a time when some universities across the nation have struggled to prevent campus outbreaks. The lab – created by UCR faculty – places the university in the elite company of universities including...

Remembering Robert F. Luck

In Memoriam Robert F. Luck Professor of Entomology, Emeritus (May 29, 1941- September 6, 2020) Robert F. Luck, Professor of Entomology, Emeritus, University of California, Riverside, internationally known for his research on biological control of citrus pests and the basic science underpinning biological control, passed away on September 6, 2020, in Santa Rosa, California. His...

CNAS Scholarships: Accepting applications October 1 - 31

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences offers a variety of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in CNAS. Students in the agricultural, life, and physical sciences will find scholarship opportunities in many areas spread across various CNAS departments. Some scholarships are offered for very specific fields such as citrus virology and citrus pathology...
By CNAS Communications Staff |

Dean Uhrich welcomes CNAS community to 2020-2021 academic year

Dear CNAS Community, Welcome to the 2021-2020 academic year! Whether you are new to the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences or you are returning to CNAS, starting the academic year in a virtual learning environment will be a new experience for all of us. I, for one, am thrilled to be on this journey...
By CNAS Communications |

Welcome new CNAS faculty 2020

Join us in welcoming the newest faculty members to the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year! Miguel Arratia, assistant professor of physics in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2016. He specializes in experimental nuclear physics. He seeks to understand...
By CNAS Communications |

UCR to take part in Great California ShakeOut on October 15

Following FEMA’s “National Preparedness Month” in September, UCR will be joining individuals and communities throughout California in the twelfth annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. Held annually on the third Thursday of October, the ShakeOut International Day of Action is set for Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10:15 AM. During the self-led drill, participants practice...
By UCR OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT |

CNAS meets Living the Promise campaign goal

A gift made anonymously to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Riverside has helped the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, in which the department is housed, meet and surpass its goal of raising $100 million toward the $300 million Living the Promise campaign, the university’s first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign...

In Memory of Daniel R. Gallie

In Memoriam Daniel R. Gallie Professor of Biochemistry (1957 - 2020) Daniel Ross Gallie was born June 8, 1957, in Dearborn, Michigan and passed away on September 13, 2020 at the age of 63 after a five year struggle with cancer. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University...

Coronavirus lab and testing in place for fall quarter

As the fall quarter begins, UC Riverside has a new diagnostic lab operating on campus that will rapidly process samples from students and employees as part of an ongoing coronavirus testing program. The lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, tested its first sample in August and opened in early September. The result...

COVID-19 lab begins testing campus community

UC Riverside has begun testing students, staff, and faculty members for the coronavirus with the opening of a new diagnostic lab on campus this month. The lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, began operations in early September. The facility allows the campus to conduct its own independent testing at a faster rate...
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