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Professor honored for Academic Senate service

Manuela Martins-Green, chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at UC Riverside, has received the 2020 Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Leadership in the Academic Senate. The award is the highest honor given out by the University of California, bestowed biennially to a member of the UC faculty who has performed outstanding...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

Grant awarded to physicist to explore the dark sector

The John Templeton Foundation has supported research on a diverse range of subjects including creativity, forgiveness, and free will. Dark matter — nonluminous material in space that is understood to constitute 85 percent of the matter in the universe — can now be added to the list. The foundation has awarded UC Riverside physicist Hai-Bo...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

UCR Botanic Gardens reopens with new safety precautions

The UCR Botanic Gardens reopened to the public Monday (9 am - 12 pm) after more than three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 40-acre living plant museum, which has more than 3,500 plant species, is the first major area of the campus to reopen. The Botanic Gardens is following state guidelines...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

El-kereamy named Director of UC Lindcove Research & Extension Center

Ashraf El-kereamy will be the new director of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' Lindcove Research & Extension Center, starting on July 1, 2020. He will continue to serve as a UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Botany & Plant Sciences at UC Riverside and based at Lindcove Research & Extension Center. “Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell...
By Pamela Kan-Rice | UC Agriculture and Natural Resources |

Four professors honored with Senate Faculty Awards

Four UC Riverside faculty members were honored by the Graduate Division and Academic Senate with 2019-20 Senate Faculty Awards (three of them CNAS faculty), announced in a letter on June 16. Kate Sweeny, a professor of psychology; and Flip Tanedo, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy; both received the Commitment to Graduate Diversity Award...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

Summer Physics Academy moves online due to pandemic

The popular Summer Physics Academy held each year by the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy for high school teachers has a different format this year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all lectures of the 13th Summer Physics Academy are being delivered to the 25 participating high school teachers via Zoom. Hai-Bo Yu, an associate...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

UCR Botanic Gardens reopen June 29

The UCR Botanic Gardens will reopen on June 29, 2020 with restrictions to insure safety of all staff, volunteers, and visitors. At this time no large groups or events are permitted. Please check the gardens.ucr.edu website and Botanic Gardens social media for more details. The UCR Botanic Gardens will be open daily from 8:00 am...
By CNAS Communications |

UCR grads form ‘mutual aid’ network in response to COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases began rising in March, recent UC Riverside graduates Aram Ayra ’18 and John Stefan '20 knew they wanted to do their part to help. They decided to take a community approach that emphasized neighbors helping neighbors, creating the Riverside Mutual Aid Network. “We saw the cases were becoming more...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

Call for Proposals: "Being Human" — Interdisciplinary Mini-Labs

Applications are invited for interdisciplinary mini-labs on topics related to the theme ‘Being Human’, to be investigated at both conceptual and problem-solving levels. The labs are intended to spark cross-campus collaborations and to seed larger grant initiatives. Conducted in any quarter of 2020/21, each mini-lab will consist of 3 to 5 faculty investigators from colleges...
By UCR Center for Ideas and Society |

Celebrating the CNAS Class of 2020!

PLEASE JOIN THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE COLLEGE OF NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES FOR THE CNAS CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATION CELEBRATION CNAS will honor graduating students for their accomplishments and perseverance during their time at UCR. To RSVP for this special live Zoom event, please register as soon as possible. Once capacity is filled for...

CNAS Statement of Solidarity

CNAS Statement of Solidarity The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside stands in solidarity with the black community against the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. We stand in solidarity against racism, intolerance, and violence in our country. We join the millions worldwide...
By College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences |

In Memory of Travis Bean

In Memoriam Travis Bean Asst. Cooperative Extension Specialist in Weed Science, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences (1977 - 2020) Travis Bean, University of California, Riverside Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Weed Science in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, passed away on May 27, 2020. Travis joined the UCR Department of Botany and...

Citrus Gifts Delivered To Your Door!

Just in time to celebrate your new grad, Citrus Gifts are now available for online ordering at citrusgifts.ucr.edu! Citrus Gifts are made with produce from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Citrus Variety Collection, one of the world’s most diverse living collections of citrus species, and the bee hives managed by UCR Entomology's Center for...
By UCR Dining staff | Inside UCR |

Why some drugs work and others don’t in treating neurological disorders

Neuromodulatory systems in the brain heavily influence behavioral and cognitive processes. Understanding how these systems modulate perceptual behavior is a crucial steppingstone toward unraveling their roles in brain functions. One particular neuromodulatory system is the noradrenergic system. Dysfunction of this system is linked to several neurological disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and post-traumatic...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

Research plan announced as working groups discuss campus return procedures

Several working groups have begun discussing guidelines for how and when UC Riverside will start allowing more students, staff, and faculty members to return to campus. A new website provides more details on the ideas under discussion. Research is the first area where on-campus activity can resume, under certain conditions, starting Monday, June 8. Rodolfo...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

Campus construction continues to make progress

A new student housing complex is one of several UC Riverside projects making progress while much of the campus remains empty. Despite the campus closure on March 13, construction has continued at a regular pace as it was deemed an essential service under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order. Contractors and subcontractors have put in place...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

In Memory of Anne Kernan

In Memoriam Ann Kernan UCR Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics (1933 - 2020) Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus Anne Kernan passed away on May 11, 2020. She joined the University of California, Riverside in 1967 and retired in 1994 after 27 years of service. She was influential in founding and building the experimental high energy...

Student Life awards 15 organizations for their contributions to UCR and beyond

Each year, UC Riverside’s Student Life office selects 15 exemplary organizations — of the more than 500 student groups that exist — to include in its annual Student Organization Awards celebration. This week, Student Life announced the winners via a virtual Student Organization Awards ceremony. Among the most coveted awards is the Organization of the...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez | Inside UCR |

Postdoctoral researcher awarded American Physical Society fellowship

Yunjin Choi, a postdoctoral researcher at UC Riverside, is a recipient of the 2019-20 M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship awarded by the American Physical Society, or APS, to enable women to return to physics research after having had an interruption in their careers. Choi, who works with Shan-Wen Tsai, an associate professor in the Department of...
By IQBAL PITTALWALA | Inside UCR |

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about bees

World Bee Day is May 20. To mark the occasion, we gathered some of UC Riverside’s top bee experts to answer questions submitted on our Instagram page. The response created, for lack of a better term, quite a buzz! We got so many questions — hundreds — that we could not answer them all on...
By Jules Bernstein | UCR News |
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