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Santa Ana River (c) Christine French
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…


Welcome New CNAS Faculty
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…


Faculty Advancement 2019
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 (…


Motte Rimrock UCR Natural Rserve (c) UCR / Stan Lim 2019
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…


DNA, (c) Pixabay
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…


CNAS Student Science Slam 2019 news header
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,…


CNAS Scholarships 2019-2020 news
CNAS Scholarships 2019-2020
  The CNAS Scholarship Management System is accepting applications October 1 - October 31, 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 What do you…


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…


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 26, 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…


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. …


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 in…


Geology Field Camp (c) UCR / Nic Barth
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…