UCR Botanic Gardens (c) UCR / Ilse Ungeheuer
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 years to…
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Professors Bartels and Balandin (c) UCR
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…
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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 has…
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Professor Boerge Hemmerling (c) UCR
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…
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Prof. Mary Droser (c) UCR
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…
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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…
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Danielle Steveneson, Etox PhD student, in Greenhouse 8
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.  Environmental Toxicology doctoral student Danielle Stevenson. (UCR / Ilse Ungeheuer)The fellowship program is run by the College of…
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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…
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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 world’…
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Telescope viewing on campus, Apollo 11 moon landing celebration at UCR
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…
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Nathaniel Gabor (c) 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…
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Goldwater scholarship recipients
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…
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