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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…


Box Springs Mountain "C" (c) UCR / Stan Lim
Cooperative Extension’s value to California agriculture
  California agriculture is a booming industry. The state is the largest agricultural producer in the nation, growing an annual bounty of more than 400 commodities — nearly half the nation’s fruits and vegetables among them — the sales value of which totaled nearly $50 billion in 2014.    As part of the University of…


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…


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…


CMS-detector-measurements-news (c) UCR
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…


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…


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…