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2019-20 Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant awards
  Joshua trees will be under the gun in the California of the future. Scientists predict that it’ll become too hot and dry for these striking Mojave plants to persist in much its the high desert habitat by 2100. How much water these treelike yucca plants can store at one time is key to their conservation. Daniel Hastings of UC…


David Reznick (c) UCR
UCR biologist receives Humboldt Research Award
  David Reznick, a distinguished professor of biology at UC Riverside, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The foundation recognizes top scientists and scholars from around the world at different stages in their careers. Award winners are invited to conduct research of…


Yanou Cui (c) UCR
Probing boosted dark matter
  Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory joined with its international partners to break ground on a new beamline that will help scientists learn more about ghostly particles called neutrinos. The beamline is part of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility which will house the Deep…


CNAS Giving Tuesday 2019 with Scotty (Facebook version)
A letter from CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich
  Dear CNAS Faculty and Staff, Over the weekend, I had a chance to reflect on how grateful I am to be surrounded by colleagues who are so dedicated in supporting the academic success of our students and the innovative research led by our faculty. There is so much to be thankful for:   UC Riverside was ranked No. 1 in social…


Dr. Isgouhi Kaloshian (c) UCR
UC Riverside scientist Isgouhi Kaloshian joins 2019 class of AAAS fellows
  In recognition of her pioneering work on plants’ immunity to pests, Isgouhi Kaloshian, chair of the Department of Nematology, has been elected as a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS.  Kaloshian’s work focuses on plants’ innate ability to protect themselves from two types of pests:…


Dr. Norman Ellstrand (c) UCR
Walk and Talk with Dr. Norman Ellstrand on Dec. 5, 12:15pm
  There are 195 bird species that have been recorded on the UCR campus, making it one of the best campuses for birding in the country. Distinguished Professor of Genetics Norman Ellstrand has been enjoying those birds since his arrival at UCR in 1979 and has been a leader of UCR Botanic Gardens Bird Walks for over a decade. Want…


CNAS Giving Tuesday with Scotty
Make a difference and give to CNAS on Giving Tuesday 2019
  Consider donating to the College on December 3:   Giving Tuesday is an International Day of Giving that celebrates organizations who transform their communities and the world around us.  In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, consider making a donation to the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences which supports world-renowned…


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…