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...

A warm welcome to new 2018 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 University of California, Berkeley. His research...
By Ilse Ungeheuer |

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" UCR Chair of...

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 the UCR physics...

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 Union High...

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 Professor of Entomology According to the Pacific Branch...

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 for a wonderful afternoon in support of our beloved Gardens....

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. Titled “Photomechanical Material Systems—From Molecules to Devices,” the project...

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 leads to a research-based master's/doctoral degree in a STEM field. According...

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 promise of becoming the country's next generation of research...

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, the “Big Tent for Statistics.” As the second-oldest, continuously operating professional association...

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 research focused on recent...

Plant Pathology Grad Students Receive Key Grant to Fund High School Outreach Event

Plant Pathology graduate students Gabriel Ortiz, Claudia Castro, Derreck Carter-House, Antara Chakravarty and Nichole Ginnan have been awarded a grant from the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Foundation through the Mathre Education Endowment. The Mathre Endowment for Education funds education and outreach related projects, and a selection committee comprised of members of the APS Foundation select...

Food Evolution Screening on March 16th

There will be a free public screening on Food Evolution , a science-based investigation into the controversy of GMOs. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion which includes film's producer and director, Academy Award Nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy . Other Panelists: Allison Van Eenennaam , CE Specialist, Animal Genomics & Biotechnology, UC Davis...

UCR Department of Earth Sciences Presents: Are We Alone?

The search for alien life defines a new era of space exploration. Learn how scientists hope to find life beyond Earth, and explore what that means for humanity. Alien Worlds: UCR's Cosmic Frontier Jan 16, Tuesday 6:00PM Speaker: Stephen Kane, A ssociate Professor of Planetary Astrophysics and Associate Director, Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center Dr. Kane...

Meet the newest faculty members in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences for 2017

Also see pictures from the 2017 New Faculty Reception . Garret Anderson Garret Anderson is an assistant professor of neuroscience in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, followed by postdoctoral research at Stanford University in molecular neuroscience. His research interests are in investigating the...

CNAS Names New Divisional Dean of Life Sciences

Frances Sladek will succeed Peter Atkinson on July 1, 2017 Frances Sladek, professor of cell biology and toxicologist, has been named the Divisional Dean for Life Sciences in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS). She will succeed Peter Atkinson, professor of entomology, who has served in this position since 2012. Sladek’s three-year appointment...
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