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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…


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…


Portrait of Dr. Georgios Vidalakis (c) UCR
Georgios Vidalakis named to prestigious, endowed citrus research position
Georgios Vidalakis, a professor and UC extension specialist in UCR’s Microbiology and Plant Pathology Department, has been named Presidential Researcher for Sustainable Citrus Clonal Protection. The position will enable Vidalakis, an expert in plant pathology, to continue doing research that improves citrus production and quality…


CNAS GSAs win 2019 UCR Student Life Awards (c) UCR
CNAS GSAs win 2019 UCR Student Life Awards
The Graduate Student Associations of Evolution, Ecology Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Plant Pathology as well as the Dynamic Genome Outreach Group were awarded multiple UC Riverside Student Life awards on June 4th, 2019, acknowledging excellence in science outreach, education, and community service. Plant Pathology graduate…


UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox and Eurosemillas representative shaking hands (c) UCR
European agriculture innovation company to invest $5 million in research, collaboration, and translation with UCR
Eurosemillas S.A., a global leader in the commercialization of agriculture innovations, has signed a $5 million agreement with UC Riverside to expand a research and licensing partnership that has taken the campus’ citrus varieties to nearly 20 countries. The company, based in Cordoba, Spain, is UCR’s largest international…


Multidisciplinary Research Building move in ready (c) UCR / Stan Lim 2019
Research teams start moving into MRB
From the top floor of UC Riverside’s Multidisciplinary Research Building, Jericho Ortanez can enjoy views of the Student Recreation Center next door, nearby city neighborhoods, and the region’s surrounding hills. The microbiology doctoral student is among approximately 150 faculty members, students, and employees who are the…


Commencement 2019: A ‘pivotal time in their lives’, image (c) UCR
A ‘pivotal time in their lives’
  Nearly 6,000 students are eligible to graduate this year, with ceremonies running from May 31- June 17   The University of California, Riverside’s 65th commencement will celebrate 5,857 eligible graduates. The nine ceremonies include 4,797 graduates with bachelor’s degrees; 691 with master’s degrees; 340 with doctorate…


Elia Scudiero receives USDA New Investigator Award (c) UCR
UCR research agronomist receives USDA New Investigator Award
  The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has awarded nearly $500,000 to Elia Scudiero, a professional researcher in the environmental sciences department, for a project helping California’s farmers use water more efficiently while protecting crops. UCR research…


Allison and Rochelle Campbell give $10 million to UC Riverside (c) UCR
Campbell family gives $10 million to UC Riverside
Gift will support access and opportunity in college education The University of California, Riverside today announced a $10 million gift from Rochelle A. Campbell and Allison Campbell. The gift from the mother-daughter philanthropists is tied for the largest ever to the university from individual donors and will support access…


National Science Foundation logo (c) NSF
National Science Foundation award helps UCR train tomorrow’s STEM teachers
  A $1.5 million National Science Foundation award will help transform more than 50 UC Riverside students into the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math teachers. The Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship is building a pipeline to move talented undergraduate STEM students through UCR’s teaching…


Yehua Lee and Mark Alber (c) UCR
Professors Yehua Li and Mark Alber recognized for their accomplishments
Professor of Statistics Yehua Li has been selected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. The honor acknowledged his contributions to the field in research methodology, statistical practices, theory and applications of functional data analysis, dimension reduction and semiparametric statistics, and for his contributions…


National Science Foundation logo (c) NSF
Several students receive prestigious NSF fellowships and honorable mentions
  Nine University of California, Riverside, students received National Science Foundation, or NSF, Graduate Research Fellowships this year. The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology,…