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CNAS Students Recognized at Honors Convocation
Students from the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences were recognized at the 30th Annual Honors Convocation hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Education in the University Theatre on Monday, May 23, 2016. Congratulations to students for the following honors. Included are the comments about their achievements provided…
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Larive Named Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
May 19, 2016 Dear Campus Community: I am delighted to announce that Dr. Cindy Larive, Professor of Chemistry and Divisional Dean for Physical Sciences and Mathematics in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, has agreed to serve as our next Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education effective July 1, 2016. Dr.…
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Distinguished Professor Mark S. Alber to Join UCR’s Department of Mathematics
The University of California, Riverside, is pleased to announce that Distinguished Professor Mark S. Alber will join the faculty in the CNAS Department of Mathematics effective June 30, 2016. Professor Alber is currently the Vincent J. Duncan Family Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Applied and Computational…
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Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Bruce Chalmers and Professor Emeritus of Entomology Earl Oatman (c) UCR
College Saddened by Loss of Emeritus Faculty Members Chalmers and Oatman
Dear Colleagues, Sadly, one of my first messages to faculty is to inform you of the recent loss of two emeritus colleagues: Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Bruce Chalmers (left), who passed away December 11; and Professor Emeritus of Entomology Earl Oatman (right), who passed away December 13. Professor Chalmers joined the…
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Endowed Chairs Honor Founding Faculty
Alumni Donor Pledges $6 Million to Endow  Chairs Honoring Chemistry Founding Faculty   A generous alumni donor has pledged $6 million to UC Riverside to establish endowed chairs honoring four of the founding faculty of the Department of Chemistry: emeritus professors George Helmkamp, Harold (Harry) Johnson, Donald (Don) Sawyer…
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Welcome New CNAS Faculty
CNAS New Faculty 2015
      Omar S. Akbari Assistant Professor of Entomology and Assistant Entomologist Department of Entomology Degree Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno Research Mosquitoes are perhaps the most dangerous animals in the world. They are the primary vectors for major human diseases such as yellow…
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Emma Aronson Receives Two Grants from NSF
Emma Aronson, an assistant professor of plant pathology and microbiology, has received two grants from the National Science Foundation for conducting research on projects aimed at generating a greater understanding of the microbial role in biogeochemical cycling. “These projects will deepen an existing understanding of the…
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Alec Gerry Receives Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension from the Entomological Society of America
Alec C. Gerry, a professor of veterinary entomology and extension specialist has been selected to receive the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension from the Entomological Society of America (ESA). He will be presented with the award at the ESA’s annual meeting in November 2015. Gerry received his bachelor’s degree in…
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CNAS Faculty Recognized at Chancellor’s Awards Reception
Several members of the CNAS faculty were recognized at the 2014-2015 Faculty Awards Reception held on May 26 at Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox’s residence. The celebration also recognized faculty members who received significant national and Senate awards in the past academic school year. Distinguished Campus Service Award Michael…
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Ceremony Recognizes 2015 CNAS Honors Students
The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences recognized the 137 students who will graduate with honors in 2015 with a ceremony in the Spieth Hall Courtyard on Friday, June 5.  Presiding over the ceremony was Dean Marylynn V. Yates and presenting the students with their medals were Divisional Deans Peter W. Atkinson,…
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George Helmkamp at a bookshelf (c) UCR
College Saddened by Passing of George K. Helmkamp
Dean Marylynn V. Yates issued the following announcement today: Dear Colleagues, I am once again saddened to announce the passing of one of our pioneering faculty members. George K. Helmkamp, who was the second person hired in chemistry in 1953, died March 28, 2015, at the age of 94. Professor Helmkamp received his B.A. from…
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CNAS Students Awarded Prestigious Fellowships and Scholarships
Seven CNAS students have won Graduate Research Fellowships (GRFs) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding students in science, technology,…
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