CNAS Student Science Slam 2019

The College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences is hosting an alumni reception for Homecoming and we are inviting proposals for a CNAS Student Science Slam competition! This is a wonderful opportunity for CNAS undergraduate and graduate students to present their research / passion to a diverse audience of CNAS alumni, friends and prospective students in...
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New lab is California’s best defense against deadly citrus disease

California citrus growers and the University of California, Riverside have joined forces to open a research lab to defeat a disease that has decimated citrus crops in Florida and China. The disease, Huanglongbing, or HLB, is caused by bacteria spread by a tiny insect called the Asian citrus psyllid. HLB prevents fruit from ripening properly,...
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CNAS Scholarships 2019-2020

The CNAS Scholarship Management System is accepting applications October 1 st - October 31 st , 2019. Who can apply? Current undergraduate and current graduate students in the UCR College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences. How to start? Click Apply here or follow the direct link to ucr.academicworks.com What do you need to get started?...
By Ilse Ungeheuer | | Featured

Pumpkins, trunk-o-treat, and family fun at UC Riverside

To celebrate fall’s arrival, UC Riverside’s community garden , known as R’Garden, is hosting an inaugural Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch on October 26th, 2019. Community members will enjoy an afternoon of cooking demonstrations, a trunk-or-treat, music, and activities for children led by UCR organizations, including the entomology and chemistry clubs. R'Kids, the campus' student-parent...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez | Inside UCR | | Featured

Recovery from dinosaur-killing asteroid has message for present

New research finds that it is not how many species you have, it is what they ‘do’ in an ecosystem that matters. The international research team, led by UC Riverside geology professor Andy Ridgwell , looked at the evolutionary recovery of marine plankton after the dinosaur-exterminating asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. The team...
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Emerbee’s, UCR’s newest café, opens for business

Emerbee’s, a 600-square-foot café near the center of campus, will be open with fulltime hours Sept. 23 following a soft opening earlier this month and in June. A grand opening celebration is planned for Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. The name is a play on the neighboring Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, which was completed...
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New UCR geology course earns national recognition

The Geological Society of America , or GSA, recognizes the academic excellence of only one university in the country each year, and this year, that honor goes to UC Riverside. Students from UCR’s inaugural 2016 geology field course exploring a volcanic fissure in eastern California. (Nic Barth/UCR) The GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award is given...
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Cooperative Extension’s value to California agriculture

California agriculture is a booming industry. The state is the largest agricultural producer in the nation, growing an annual bounty of more than 400 commodities — nearly half the nation’s fruits and vegetables among them — the sales value of which totaled nearly $50 billion in 2014. As part of the University of California Cooperative...
By Tess Eyrich | Inside UCR | | Featured

Changes afoot at UCR’s garden oasis

UCR Botanic Gardens sees improvements For decades, the UCR Botanic Gardens have served as a quiet getaway tucked in a corner of campus where one can explore and enjoy nature. The 40-acre living plant museum still stands as an oasis from the bustle of campus, but some changes have been implemented in the past three...
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Data-driven discovery of one-dimensional materials

Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million grant to discover new van der Waals materials Alexander Balandin , a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Ludwig Bartels , a professor of chemistry, have received a $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct data-driven discovery, synthesis, and characterization...
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Physicists present results from updated search for new invisible particles

Physicists Bill Gary and Owen Long , members of the Compact Muon Solenoid, or CMS, Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, at CERN, recently completed a “legacy” analysis from the LHC Run 2, the first high-energy run of the LHC. The CMS experiment is a large particle-capturing detector at CERN. The research paper...
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UCR fellows produce winning water-education film

An educational film about water produced by UC Riverside students took second place in an environmental film competition hosted by the American Chemical Society. The group’s Committee on Environmental Improvement held the film competition at its national meeting in San Diego from Aug. 25-29. The film already won in the “Water’s Impact on People” category...
By IMRAN GHORI |

UCR paleontologist wins prestigious prize

Mary Droser, a decorated paleontology professor, now has another accolade to her name. She is the winner of the 2019 Moore Medal in Paleontology awarded by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. More than 2,700 geoscientists belong to the society, which exists to help members share research with one another and enhance public awareness of the...
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UCR professor named research ambassador

Boerge Hemmerling, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an expert on optics and lasers, is one of 21 scientists selected to serve as a Research Ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, during the 2019-20 academic year. DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted advanced...
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Elite Food and Agriculture Research fellowship goes to UCR doctoral student

UC Riverside Environmental Toxicology doctoral student Danielle Stevenson is one of only 17 people nationwide selected as a 2019 Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, or FFAR, fellow.
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Latest rankings place UCR at No. 12 among U.S. colleges

Money magazine's Best Colleges for Your Money rewards increase in six-year graduation rates UC Riverside jumped 20 places — to No. 12 in the U.S. and No. 9 among public universities — in a prestigious college ranking list published annually by Money magazine. As the trend of shifting formulas among the top rankings lists continues,...
By John Warren | UCR News | | Featured

CIFAR awards prestigious fellowships to UCR professors studying fungi

For their proposal to study the dangers and benefits of fungi, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, or CIFAR , has awarded fellowships to two UCR professors, Hailing Jin and Jason Stajich . As CIFAR fellows, Jin and Stajich join a community of researchers that includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 of the...
By JULES BERNSTEIN | Inside UCR | | Featured

Celebrating a trip to the moon

About 200 adults and children attended a celebration on campus July 11 of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon mission. Attendees partook in telescope viewings of the moon, engaged in hands-on activities, and attended a lecture titled “Fifty Years of Discovery — From the Moon to Mars and Beyond.” Children participated in...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

White House honors two UCR professors with early career award

Nathaniel Gabor and Suveen Mathaudhu have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for scientists and engineers at the beginning stages of their careers. The White House announced July 3 that Nathaniel Gabor, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, and Suveen Mathaudhu,...
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Three students receive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Three UC Riverside undergraduates are among the 2019 recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the country’s most prestigious and competitive awards in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. Four undergraduates were endorsed by UCR for consideration by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which received...
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