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Plant Pathology Day (c) UCR
First Plant Pathology Day hosted on the UCR campus
Graduate students of the PLPA Outreach Committee hosted the first ever Plant Pathology Day on September 14th, 2018 on the UCR campus    The event, funded by an award from the American Phytopathological Society, brought together a total of 100 students from John W. North High School. Introductory talks from Dr. Alex Putman and Dr…


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A warm welcome to new CNAS faculty
Meet the newest faculty members in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences for 2018   Also see pictures from the 2018 New Faculty Reception.   Barry Barrish  Barry Barrish, distinguished professor of physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, earned his Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics at the…


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See Videos from the 2018 Science Lecture Series
The 2019 Science Lecture Series will take place Wednesday evenings in April from 6 - 7 pm at the UCR University Theatre (Humanities 400).   April 3: "Gravitational Waves: From Einstein to a New Science" Nobel Prize winning physicist Dr. Barry Barish   April 10: "Between Battles: From Civil War to Combatting Plant Diseases" …


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In Memory of Robert Stephen White
In Memoriam Robert Stephen White Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy (UC Riverside) 1920-2018 R. Stephen White, a Distinguished Professor of Physics (now Physics and Astronomy) at UC Riverside until he retired in 1990, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2018 in Santa Barbara after a series of illnesses.  Steve joined…


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Remembering Professor James Sims
James Sims, 1937-2018 Professor James J. (Jim) Sims, Emeritus, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology died peacefully at home on March 11, 2018 after a four-year battle with metastatic prostate cancer. Born in Winters, California, Prof. Sims was the first of four sons born to Joe and Eve Sims. He graduated from Tempe…


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Two CNAS faculty awarded by the Pacific Branch of Entomological Society of America (PBESA)
William Walton and Alec Gerry from the CNAS Entomology Department were recently announced as winners of the PBESA 2018 awards.  William Walton Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018 Professor of Entomology and Vice Chair Alec Gerry Medical, Urban and Veterinary Entomology Award, 2018 Cooperative Extension Specialist and…


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Primavera in the Gardens
  About the Event: Primavera in the Gardens is the annual fundraiser for the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens, benefiting new garden installations, opportunities for student workers, trail and garden upkeep, community enrichment activities, and educational programs, including thousands of school tours each year. Please join us…


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Office of Naval Research Grant Funds Research on Photomechanical Materials
A team of researchers in Massachusetts and California, including one from UC Riverside, have been awarded a $7.5 million, 5-year Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Naval Research to study the properties and applications of light-powered materials.…


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Professor Zhiwei Zhang Selected as Fellow of Major Statistical Organization
Professor Zhiwei Zhang has been selected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) for his outstanding contributions to statistical methodology, including statistical principles in protecting and promoting public health. The American Statistical Association (ASA) is the world’s largest community of statisticians,…


Nicolas Pham and Renata Kootz
CNAS students Renata Kootz and Nicholas Pham Named Goldwater Scholars
Renata Kootz (Physics) and Nicholas Pham (Chemical Engineering/Physics) have won one of the oldest and most prestigious scholarships in the country, . The Barry Goldwater Scholarship program, focused on natural sciences, engineering and mathematics, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional…


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11 CNAS Students Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
Five CNAS undergraduates headed to grad school and six current graduate students were awarded the highly-competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP).  This program provides recipients with three years of financial support within a five year fellowship period, supporting graduate study that…


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Physics grad student Fatemeh Barati won the Ken Hass Outstanding Student Paper Award at a recent national conference
Fatemeh Barati, a PhD student in physics, won the Ken Hass Outstanding Student Paper award recognizing the best student paper that addresses the subject of industrial applications of physics at the American Physical Society meeting in March. Inspired by this year's theme of "Big Data and Physics: Bits to Knowledge," Barati's…