Content Tagged with: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

UCR researchers win Climate Resilience and Community Access grant

The Center for Conservation Biology at UC Riverside is among eight recipients of Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy's new Climate Resilience and Community Access grant program. The $400,000 grant will aid efforts to study climate resilience and improve the capacity to respond to climate change and outdoor equity. The project, titled “The Desert...

By Brigid Boll |

Student org plants 240 trees at Southern California park

Seven UC Riverside student volunteers from the College of Science and Natural Sciences, or CNAS, joined wildlife experts from the Riverside County Parks (or RivCoParks) in planting 240 native riparian trees at Hidden Valley Wildlife Area in Jurupa Valley, California. The project was led by UCR’s Society for Ecological Restoration (or UCR-SER), a...

By Malinn Loeung |

UC Riverside scientists dominate entomology society awards

Web of outstanding professionals ensnares top honors

By Jules Bernstein |

Gift to UCR enables Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program’s first award

Yuqi Ma, a doctoral student in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, is the first recipient of an award of $10,000 from the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, made possible by a gift from the Leonard Family Foundation. The Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at UCR is the first graduate program selected for...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicist receives lifetime award from American Physical Society

Each year a small percentage of active referees of the Physical Review journals are selected and honored by the American Physical Society, or APS, with the “Outstanding Referee” designation. The number, quality, and timeliness of referee reports determine the selections. Outstanding Referee is a lifetime award. UC Riverside physicist Simeon Bird is...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR hydrologist receives top honor from American Geophysical Union

Award highlights Professor Jirka Simunek's many contributions to his field

By Jules Bernstein |

UCR distinguished professor receives Geochemical Society’s top honor

Victor M. Goldschmidt Award recognizes major career achievements

By Jules Bernstein |

National Academy of Inventors recognizes four UCR professors

The National Academy of Inventors, or NAI, has bestowed its top honors on four professors from the University of California, Riverside.

By Jules Bernstein |

Paleontology Professor Mary Droser wins National Academy of Sciences medal

Award recognizes outstanding research into ancient life

By Jules Bernstein |

UCR entomologist wins Japan’s biggest prize for young researchers

Naoki Yamanaka, associate entomology professor, recognized for work on steroids

By Jules Bernstein |

Physicist’s experiment makes ‘standard literature’

UC Riverside physicist Umar Mohideen has achieved what few physicists have in their careers: his research has made the “standard literature,” meaning it has become part of the key experiments of physics. “Since it is in textbooks, the experiment is part of the established key experiments,” said Mohideen, a distinguished professor of physics. “It...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Meet 2021-22's new faculty members

This year, UC Riverside hired 16 new faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty members below: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Simon C. “Niels” Groen, assistant professor of evolutionary systems biology in the Department of Nematology, earned his Ph.D. in plant sciences at the University of...

By Ananya Paul |

Infectious disease expert recognized for innovation and leadership

For her research excellence and science leadership, Karine Le Roch, the director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vector Biology and a professor of molecular, cell and systems biology at UC Riverside, has been awarded the 2021 IIGB Natasha V. Raikhel Award in Research Innovation and Science Leadership. Le Roch has broad expertise in drug...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

National society honors entomology professor

Insect-studying colleagues applaud John Heraty for his leadership

By Jules Bernstein |

UCR alumna and grad student awarded $40,700 grant to fund campus composting

Vanessa Gomez-Alvarado, alumna and public policy graduate student, secured a $40,700 grant in October 2020 to purchase a woodchipper and build the university’s first Aerated Static Pile, or ASP, to reduce green waste and carbon emissions, and fertilize green spaces on campus. Her Aerated Static Pile Compost Project, or ASPCP, gives a nod to UCR’s...

By Erin Staley |

UCR scientists make 2021 'Highly Cited' list

This year, UC Riverside is home to eight of influential individuals included in Clarivate Analytics' Highly Cited Researchers list.

By Jules Bernstein |

UC Riverside receives $7.3 million to support graduate students in areas of national need

Eight Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need grants totaling $7.3 million will support talented students with financial need

By Holly Ober |

Department of Energy renews quantum condensed matter grant to physicist

The Basic Energy Sciences program of the U.S. Department of Energy has renewed a grant to Michael Mulligan, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy. The three-year grant of $370,000 will support research by Mulligan and UCR graduate students in quantum condensed matter theory. The Basic Energy Sciences program supports basic scientific...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Geology professor joins elite class of American Geophysical Union fellows

Andy Ridgwell to be honored as new AGU fellow during December meeting

By Jules Bernstein |