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Celebrating a trip to the moon

About 200 adults and children attended a celebration on campus July 11 of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon mission. Attendees partook in telescope viewings of the moon, engaged in hands-on activities, and attended a lecture titled “Fifty Years of Discovery — From the Moon to Mars and Beyond.” Children participated in...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

White House honors two UCR professors with early career award

Nathaniel Gabor and Suveen Mathaudhu have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for scientists and engineers at the beginning stages of their careers. The White House announced July 3 that Nathaniel Gabor, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, and Suveen Mathaudhu...

Three students receive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Three UC Riverside undergraduates are among the 2019 recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the country’s most prestigious and competitive awards in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. Four undergraduates were endorsed by UCR for consideration by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which received...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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 |

Remembering Professor Carlton R. Bovell

In Memoriam Carlton Rowland Bovell UCR Professor Emeritus of Biology (1924 - 2019) Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Bovell served on the Italian front in World War II as a medic. He later received his bachelor's degree at Brooklyn College in 1949 and his master's degree there in 1952. He then moved...

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...

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.