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See Videos from the 2018 Science Lecture Series

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The 2019 Science Lecture Series will take place Wednesday evenings in April from 6 - 7 pm at the UCR University Theatre (Humanities 400).


April 3: "Gravitational Waves: From Einstein to a New Science"

Nobel Prize winning physicist Dr. Barry Barish


April 10: "Between Battles: From Civil War to Combatting Plant Diseases" 

UCR Chair of Nematology Dr. Isgouhi Kaloshian


April 17: "It's About I: Invention, Innovation, and Inspiration"

Dean and chemist Dr. Kathryn Uhrich, UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences


April 24: "Metathesis: A Change-Your-Partner Dance of Carbon-Carbon Bonds"

Nobel Prize winning chemist Dr. Richard Schrock


2019 Science Lecture Series Speakers


Every great scientist has a story to tell. A distinguished chemist and dean, an eminent nematologist and chair, and two Nobel laureates from the fields of physics and chemistry discuss how they started as first-generation college students and went on to become leaders and change makers. Both the science and the stories behind the science will be explored.

All lectures are free and open to the public. T-shirt giveaways while supplies last. No charge for parking in Lot 6.


Read abstracts and biographies of the speakers


Can't attend a lecture? The 2019 Science Lectures Series will be streamed live and recorded for viewing later. 

Live Stream

Previous Lectures and Videos

Here you can find a list of our previous lecture series.
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Professional development credit for teachers

Teachers who are interested in receiving professional development credit for attending the lecture series must make arrangements in advance with University Extension.

Contact Annette Webb, by calling (951) 827-1653 or send an email to To receive credit, teachers must attend all lectures in the series.

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Additional Information

Still looking for more information or have questions? Tell us your comments, questions, and concerns by calling (951) 827-5089, or email Carol Lerner