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Fields of green

Nearly 170 turfgrass professionals, academics and scientists met at the annual Turfgrass & Landscape Research Field Day at the UC Riverside Agricultural Operations Research Station on Sept. 15 to learn about the latest research on turfgrass. They discussed topics including drought management, drought tolerant species and cultivars, weed control...

By University Communications |

CIBER Squad honored for bee health solutions

A team of UC Riverside doctoral students researching honey bee health won an honorable mention in the Wilbur-Ellis Innovation Awards. Sponsored by Wilbur-Wllis, an agricultural company, the competition invited student teams from U.S. colleges and universities to propose better approaches for providing food for a growing global population. UCR’s...

By Imran Ghori |

NSF bestows CAREER Awards on 11 UC Riverside professors

Eleven UCR faculty have been honored by the National Science Foundation this year

A summer of particle physics

Three UC Riverside undergraduates just finished internships at CERN in Switzerland

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Antiferromagnetic hybrids achieve important functionality for spintronic applications

UC Riverside-led study shows robust spin transport at antiferromagnet/ferromagnet interfaces

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Transfer student wins award at his first conference

Luis Garabito was recognized at the Electron Ion Collider Group Meeting held in New York

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Researchers report discovery of novel electronic state

Discovery can help understand interactions among electrons in two dimensions for engineering new electronic devices, says UC Riverside physicist

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Highlanders mentor teens aspiring to STEM careers

Approximately 70 high school students who are considering careers in STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, industries spent three days at the UC Riverside campus engaging with industry experts and other teens from surrounding Riverside and San Bernardino County high schools, many of them from Riverside Unified School District. STEM...

By Malinn Loeung |

Formation of black holes linked to spatial dimensions

More spatial dimensions can facilitate the collapse of gas, UC Riverside study finds

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

International project tracks climate change effects on freshwater dwellers

National Science Foundation grant enables UCR/Brazilian partnership

By Jules Bernstein |

UCR biogeochemistry professor wins Geological Society high honor

Examinations of ancient Earth inspire search for life on distant worlds

By Jules Bernstein |

Rare bloom draws record crowds to UCR Botanic Gardens

It was the little plant that raised a big stink for a brief window of time. The UC Riverside Botanic Gardens drew record crowds over the past week with visitors from all over Southern California coming by to catch a glimpse and whiff of Little Miss Stinky. The rare corpse plant, which grew from 1999 seeds and was acquired in 2007, began blooming...

By Imran Ghori |

Corpse plant ready to bloom at the Botanic Gardens

A rare sight — and smell — is on display at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens with a corpse plant expected to bloom in the coming days. This will be the first time it has bloomed since the gardens began growing the tropical plant, officially known as Amorphophallus titanum, in 2007 from seeds acquired from the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and...

By Imran Ghori |

NASA fellowship fuels doctoral student’s search for alien life

Daria Pidhorodetska examines Earth-like planets for habitability

By Jules Bernstein |

Astronomer shares excitement over James Webb Space Telescope images

Bahram Mobasher is at Paris meeting to decide how to use the new data

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Local high school teachers get up to date with physics

Summer Physics Academy is offered in person at UCR after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Graduate student receives predoctoral fellowship for epilepsy research

Andrew Huang, a biomedical sciences graduate student at UC Riverside, has been awarded a one-year American Epilepsy Society Predoctoral Research Fellowship. The $30,000 award includes $1,000 for Huang to use as travel funds to attend the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in December 2022. He will also receive a complimentary...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Using sheep brains to make waves

There was a time when Brain Awareness Day, which takes place each April, was just about the only outreach activity of the UC Riverside Neuroscience Graduate Students Association, or NGSA. But that changed when second-year graduate student David Nikom came to UCR in September 2020 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst after receiving his...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Astronomers identify protoclusters with new technique

Protoclusters are extended clumps of material that can eventually form today’s galaxy clusters. In a paper published in Nature, a research team, including UC Riverside physicist Simeon Bird and his graduate student Mahdi Qezlou, reports it has identified protoclusters using a new technique that differs from earlier methods by identifying clumps of...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicist conferred honorary doctorate by Universitat de València

Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been conferred an honorary doctorate by the Universitat de València for his work in experimental physics and discovery of gravitational waves. The recognition is the highest honor given by the university, which is one of the oldest in Spain and considered one of the country’s...

By Imran Ghori |