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.
By Jules Bernstein | Inside 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 student Sara Dorhmi also won an individual award as UCR...
By Ilse Ungeheuer |

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.
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

Research teams start moving into MRB

New occupants of UC Riverside’s Multidisciplinary Research Building enjoy their new lab space and views. The move is being done in three phases with the first begun in late April and completed in mid-May, 2019. The next group of research teams will move in over the summer with the final team scheduled for January 2020.
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

A ‘pivotal time in their lives’

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 degrees; and 32 with credentials.

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.
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR |

Campbell family gives $10 million to UC Riverside

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 and opportunity across the university’s disciplines for students and parents of limited means.
By J.D. Warren | UCR News |

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 credential programs and into nearby school districts. The award...
By Jules Bernstein | Inside 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. Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Mark Alber has been named the 2019 Kloosterman Professor at the Mathematical Institute, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

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, engineering, and mathematics — the STEM — disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

Physicist Barry Barish elected foreign member of the Royal Society

Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science. Barish was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves,” along with American physicists Rainer Weiss and...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

UCR Summer Sessions science courses offered in 2019

For your convenience, we have assembled all science course offerings for CNAS students for the Summer 2019. Please refer to the UCR Summer Sessions web page for the most up to date information and to enroll.
By Ilse Ungeheuer | | Featured

Dean Kathryn Uhrich Highlighted in Magazine

The University of North Dakota Alumni Review wrote a cover story on Dean Uhrich for their spring 2019 issue. Read the magazine ( )

Fulbright sends UCR soil scientist to dam disaster site

UCR soil scientist Samantha Ying has won a Fulbright Award to understand the environmental effects of the 2015 Fundão dam disaster, widely considered the worst in Brazilian history. The dam break killed 19 people and sent more than 14.5 billion gallons of toxic metals rushing toward the Atlantic Ocean. With soil rich in iron, gold,...
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR |

Pioneering worm research wins award

UCR nematology professor Holly Bik is pioneering the use of microscopic worms as indicators of pollution and environmental change in marine environments. For this effort, Bik has won California Sea Grant’s 2019 Special Focus Award, one of only four such awards handed out in the entire state. The award provides her lab with $70,000 to...
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR |

Irrigation specialist receives USDA New Investigator Award

Amir Haghverdi, an assistant cooperative extension specialist of irrigation and water management in the environmental sciences department, has been awarded a nearly $500,000 Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement New Investigator grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture.
By Holly Ober | Inside UCR |

Assistant professor Hoori Ajami holds NIFA Conference

Assistant professor Hoori Ajami held a National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Multistate Research Project conference last week focused on Soil, Water, and Environmental Physics Across Scales. "This year's annual meeting was exceptional as we had many participants compared to previous years discussing latest developments in instrument design, remote sensing and modeling approaches to...

UC Riverside opens largest research facility on campus with MRB

UC Riverside is celebrating the completion of the $150 million Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, which will provide an innovative and collaborative approach to conducting research. Campus leaders held a dedication ceremony Friday for the five-story, 179,000-square-foot building that now stands as the largest and most sophisticated research facility on campus. Located on 2 acres...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

Announcing our CNAS Student Science Slam Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to our CNAS Student Science Slam 2018 Winners: (1) Jessica Tingle: "Body size and shape matter for Sidewinding Snakes" (2) Alexandria Costantino: "Putting Dark Matter in the Spotlight" (3) Madison Hernandez: "Systematics save Stenopodainae (Hemiptera Reduviidae): How a glimpse of pyslogenetic relationships paves the way for novel studies of a cryptic and neglected group...
By Ilse Ungeheuer |

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 14 th , 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...