College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Latest News

Physics research puts UCR on landscape of particle manipulation

Successful trapping of electrons could lead to new quantum computing architectures

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Reaching for the stars

A new astronomy course at UC Riverside offers undergraduates hands-on use of a telescope

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR wins grant promoting faculty diversity efforts

UC Riverside’s Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology department is one of the recipients of the University of California Advancing Faculty Diversity Program awards for the 2023-24 academic year. The program provides support to increase UC’s faculty diversity efforts. Eight grants, totaling about $2.6 million, were awarded. The Advancing Faculty...

By Imran Ghori |

2023 ‘Highly Cited’ list celebrates UCR faculty influence

Researchers rank in top 1% worldwide

By Jules Bernstein |

Physics graduate student wins merit award at national lab

Xilin Liang is stationed at Brookhaven National Lab

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Identification of new signaling pathway advances cancer research

UC Riverside-led study focuses on the oncoprotein MYC

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New mural uses ‘smog-eating’ paint

Colorful illustration promotes the outdoors and sustainable ways to get around campus.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR joins new regenerative medicine consortium

Consortium will work on accelerating novel regenerative medicine therapies

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR biogeochemist to use Yale fellowship to study the Salton Sea

Lyons to research growing global issue of shrinking lakes

By Jules Bernstein |

Physics students win prizes at international conference

Sean Preins and Peter Carney won two of only three awards given at the 2023 Electron-Ion Collider User Group meeting

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Astronomy grant will strengthen ties between UC Riverside and University of Hawaii

NSF funding will support education and training of students at both institutions

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR is key player in conceptual design of next-generation gravitational wave observatory

Ten times larger than LIGO, Cosmic Explorer will push gravitational-wave astronomy to the edge of the observable universe

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Grant to postdoc will increase understanding of how e-cigarettes affect human health

Findings aim to inform regulatory policies at the state and national levels

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

NSF grant allows purchase of instrument for measuring magnetic properties

Students and postdoctoral researchers at UC Riverside will be trained to use the magnetometer

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Eight UCR professors receive NSF CAREER Awards

Eight UC Riverside faculty members have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards to support research in areas ranging from sustainability to mental health outcomes of young Latinas. The awards support early career faculty who demonstrate the potential to serve as academic role models and advance their organization’s...

By UCR News |

Professor secures $750k for safer, greener food supply research

Grant to help enable safe use of recycled water for farming

By Jules Bernstein |

CNAS dean stepping down

Dear Campus Community, Kathryn Uhrich, the longest serving Dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) in 40 years, is stepping down effective September 1, 2023. Dean Uhrich was appointed in January 2016. For the past seven and a half years, she has remained steadfastly committed to the pursuit of equity and excellence in...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Addressing the nation’s need for strong domestic semiconductor industry and infrastructure

Last year, UC Riverside scientists Shane Cybart and Ludwig Bartels and colleagues at UC Irvine received $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy , or DOE, to team up with Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in building a diverse educational pipeline in the field of microelectronics. Developing expertise and infrastructure in...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Supporters rally around Botanic Gardens after break-ins

The UC Riverside Botanic Gardens has seen an outpouring of support following break-ins that resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars in equipment. Supporters have asked how they can donate money and equipment, and volunteer to help, after Botanic Gardens Director Jodie Holt posted on social media about burglaries that occurred Friday evening...

By Imran Ghori |

Summer school focuses on nuclear physics

Held at UCR for the first time, the NNPSS attracted young researchers from all over the country

By Iqbal Pittalwala |