Content Tagged with: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

New lab is California’s best defense against deadly citrus disease

California citrus growers and UC Riverside joined forces to combat Huanglongbing
By Holly Ober |

Recovery from dinosaur-killing asteroid has message for present

New research finds that it is not how many species you have, it is what they ‘do’ in an ecosystem that matters
By Jules Bernstein |

Changes afoot at UCR’s garden oasis

For decades, the UCR Botanic Gardens have served as a quiet getaway tucked in a corner of campus where one can explore and enjoy nature. The 40-acre living plant museum still stands as an oasis from the bustle of campus, but some changes have been implemented in the past three years to modernize and improve the experience for visitors. They include...
By Imran Ghori |

Data-driven discovery of one-dimensional materials

Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million grant to discover new van der Waals materials
By Holly Ober |

Physicists present results from updated search for new invisible particles

UCR’s Bill Gary and Owen Long completed the analysis
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

CIFAR awards prestigious fellowships to UCR professors studying fungi

For their proposal to study the dangers and benefits of fungi, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, or CIFAR , has awarded fellowships to two UCR professors, Hailing Jin and Jason Stajich . As CIFAR fellows, Jin and Stajich join a community of researchers that includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 of the world’s most accomplished...
By Jules Bernstein |

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.
By Jules Bernstein |

Pierce Hall gets $60 million renovation

One of UC Riverside’s oldest buildings is getting a makeover. Part of Pierce Hall has been fenced off since January as work takes place on a $60 million renovation that will replace old mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, expand restrooms on all floors, and update fire alarm systems. The project will also modernize the more than 114,000...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR research agronomist receives USDA New Investigator Award

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, within 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.
By Jules Bernstein |

Four UCR students win 2019-20 Fulbright awards

UCR’s Fulbright recipients will conduct research in Italy, Chile, Australia, and Austria over the next academic year
By Tess Eyrich |

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...
By Jules Bernstein |

Physicist 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...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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. UCR soil scientist Samantha Ying The dam break killed 19 people and sent more than 14.5 billion gallons of toxic metals rushing toward the Atlantic Ocean. With soil...
By Jules Bernstein |

UCR student headed to Pacific Northwest National Lab

UCR’s Samuel Britton is one of only 70 graduate students nationwide selected to conduct thesis research at a U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, Laboratory. Britton, a mathematics doctoral student, will head to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state to work in the area of computational biology and bioinformatics. The DOE Office of...
By Jules Bernstein |

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. UCR Nematology professor Holly Bik. The award provides...
By Jules Bernstein |

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...
By Imran Ghori |

Physicist, Nobel laureate conferred honorary degree

Nobel laureate Barry Barish, who joined the faculty of the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy earlier this year, has been conferred the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski by the academic council of Sofia University, Bulgaria. The award ceremony, including a lecture by Barish, will take place at a date...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New Grant from Schmidt Futures Will Support Science Teachers and Maker-Centered Learning in Underserved California Schools

The California Science Project (CSP), supported by the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UCR, has received a $300,000 grant from Schmidt Futures , a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, that will allow CSP to bolster K-12 science education and maker-centered learning in California. “Every student in California...
By University Communications |