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UC Riverside physicists to set up experiments at new nuclear physics facility

UCR physicists Kenneth Barish, Richard Seto, and Miguel Arratia will work with a consortium of UC campuses and national labs. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, as the site for Electron Ion Collider, or EIC, a planned major new nuclear physics research facility....
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

Are We Alone Lecture Series 2020 at the UCR Palm Desert Center

Are We Alone Lecture Series 2020: The search for alien life will be among the discussion topics of a four-part lecture series at UC Riverside's Palm Desert campus featuring speakers from NASA and UCR's Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center. Timothy Lyons, distinguished professor of biogeochemistry in UCR's Department of Earth Sciences and director of the Alternative...
By UCR Palm Desert Center |

Astronomers find farthest galaxy group identified to date

Bahram Mobasher , a professor of observational astronomy at UC Riverside, is a member of an international team of astronomers that found the farthest galaxy group identified to date. Called EGS77, the group of three galaxies dates to a time when the universe was only 680 million years old. Illustration of the EGS77 galaxy group...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

‘Muffins for Marsupials’ fundraiser to help Australia

Two UC Riverside paleontology graduate students have organized a two-week bake sale to support the communities, wildlife, and their colleagues affected by the wildfires in Australia. Phillip Boan, 24, and Rachel Surprenant, 23, both paleontology master’s students in the UCR Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences , with support from classmates, will be selling baked...
By Sandra Baltasar Martinez | Inside UCR |

Faculty, researchers invited to science communication training event

University Communications will present a workshop with world-leading research communicator Dennis Meredith on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 1-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. “Communicating Science” is open to faculty, researchers, graduate students, and staff. Meredith will instruct faculty members and grad students on how to effectively explain their research to audiences important to their success,...
By John Warren | Inside UCR / Announcements |

Getting scientists to talk ethics

The Graduate Divison at the University of California, Riverside, and the Center for Open Science, or COS, today announced the promising results of a research ethics training intervention created to strengthen ethics dialogue among STEM lab members. Their findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The National Science Foundation-funded study...
By Tess Eyrich | Inside UCR |

CNAS Dean's Newsletter Winter 2019/2020

Dear CNAS Community, The stories shared in this newsletter reflect some of the amazing achievements that the CNAS community accomplished in 2019. Having our faculty ranked among the world's most influential scholars is a testament to our commitment to research and our students. Honors from the White House highlights our faculty and campus on the...
By CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich |

New greenhouse facility allows for expanded research space

A project underway on the east side of the UC Riverside campus will offer high-tech greenhouse space where researchers from different disciplines can work together in a climate-controlled environment. The Plant Growth Environments Facility is the first new greenhouse research building built on campus in close to 40 years, said Rowan Reid, project manager for...
By Imran Ghori |Inside UCR |

2019-20 Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant awards

The 2019-20 Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant awards will help 18 students from seven UC campuses conduct field studies at NRS reserves. These are the four UCR grant recipients: UC Riverside CNAS grant recipients 2019-2020: Matthew Green Sierra Nevada Aquatics Research Lab Landscape Biodiversity in Alpine Lake-Stream Networks UC Riverside 2019-2020 Elijah Hall White Mountain...
By Kathleen Wong | UC Natural Reserve System |

UCR biologist receives Humboldt Research Award

David Reznick, a distinguished professor of biology at UC Riverside, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The foundation recognizes top scientists and scholars from around the world at different stages in their careers. Award winners are invited to conduct research of their choice in Germany in...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

Probing boosted dark matter

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory joined with its international partners to break ground on a new beamline that will help scientists learn more about ghostly particles called neutrinos. The beamline is part of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility which will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment , or DUNE, an...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

A letter from CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich

Dear CNAS Faculty and Staff, Over the weekend, I had a chance to reflect on how grateful I am to be surrounded by colleagues who are so dedicated in supporting the academic success of our students and the innovative research led by our faculty. There is so much to be thankful for: UC Riverside was...
By Dean Kathryn Uhrich |

UC Riverside scientist Isgouhi Kaloshian joins 2019 class of AAAS fellows

In recognition of her pioneering work on plants’ immunity to pests, Isgouhi Kaloshian , chair of the Department of Nematology, has been elected as a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science , or AAAS. Kaloshian’s work focuses on plants’ innate ability to protect themselves from two types of pests: nematodes, which...
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR |

Walk and Talk with Dr. Norman Ellstrand on Dec. 5, 12:15pm

There are 195 bird species that have been recorded on the UCR campus, making it one of the best campuses for birding in the country. Distinguished Professor of Genetics Norman Ellstrand has been enjoying those birds since his arrival at UCR in 1979 and has been a leader of UCR Botanic Gardens Bird Walks for...
By CNAS Communications |

Make a difference and give to CNAS on Giving Tuesday 2019

Consider donating to the College on December 3: Giving Tuesday is an International Day of Giving that celebrates organizations who transform their communities and the world around us. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, consider making a donation to the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences which supports world-renowned scholars pursuing research that deepens our...
By CNAS Communications |

Scientists pack like sardines for Santa Ana River Symposium

Though there are no sardines in the Santa Ana River, there were more than 150 scientists who gathered for the 2nd annual symposium on native species in that important local waterway at UCR on Oct. 22. The endangered Santa Ana Sucker fish. The river provides roughly 75% of San Bernardino Valley’s water supply, so maintaining...
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR |

Welcome New CNAS Faculty

A warm welcome to our new CNAS Faculty! Polly Campbell , assistant professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, earned her Ph.D. in ecology and evolution at Boston University. She is an evolutionary biologist whose areas of interest include the process of speciation, sex chromosome evolution, and the genetic and epigenetic basis...
By CNAS Communications |

Chancellor honors promoted faculty members

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox honored over 50 faculty members for their promotions at a ceremony Oct. 7 at the Chancellor’s Residence. Here are the honorees in the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences: Emma L. Aronson | Microbiology and Plant Pathology | Promotion to Associate Professor (Tenure) George D. Becker | Physics and...
By CNAS Communications |

Riverside hosts influential invasive plant conference for the first time

Riverside recently hosted the California Invasive Plant Council symposium for the first time in the history of the decades-old gathering. “Having the symposium here underscores UC Riverside’s long-standing and growing importance to the field of land management and invasive plant species research,” said event committee member Lynn Sweet, a plant ecologist at UCR’s Palm Desert...
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR | | Featured

Tackling diseases by studying genome organization

Wenxiu Ma , an assistant professor of statistics, has received a five-year grant of about $1.8 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, or NIGMS, for a project titled, “Computational modeling of spatial genome organization and gene regulation.” The 3D organization of the genome plays an essential role in genome stability, gene regulation,...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR | | Featured
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