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Nobel Laureate Barry Barish joins UC Riverside Faculty

Physicist Barry C. Barish, who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of gravitational waves, will join the faculty of the University of California, Riverside, on Sept. 1. Barish, the Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Caltech, shared the Nobel Prize with fellow Caltech physicist Kip Thorne and MIT physicist Rainer Weiss...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | UCR Today |

Nobel Prize Winner to join UC Riverside Faculty

Richard Schrock, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist and UC Riverside alumnus, will join the faculty in UCR’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences in September 2018. He will be the inaugural George K. Helmkamp Founder’s Chair in Chemistry, named after one of the founding faculty members of UCR’s Department of Chemistry. Schrock, who graduated with a...
By Sarah Nightingale | UCR Today |

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 UCR Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy (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...

In Memory of Robert Stephen White

In Memoriam Robert Stephen White UCR Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy 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 faculty in...

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...

Remembering Professor James Sims

In Memoriam James J. Sims UCR Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Plant Pathology 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...

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 Tom Delfino, Executive...

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, Associate Professor of Planetary Astrophysics and Associate Director, Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center Dr. Kane will...

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 molecular...

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...

2016 – 2017 CNAS Scholarship Recipients Announced

2016 – 2017 CNAS Scholarship Recipients Announced The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Executive Committee announced the recipients of the 2016 – 2017 CNAS scholarships. Among the recipients were two CNAS Science Ambassadors, Amanda Tedesco and Abigail Burr (pictured here) and UCR's recent Goldwater Scholar, Shannon Sweitzer. A full list of recipients is listed...
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