Dean's Newsletter  |  April 2nd, 2019
Nobel Laureates, Distinguished Scientists Headline Lecture Series

A distinguished chemist and dean, an eminent nematologist and chair, and two Nobel laureates from the fields of physics and chemistry discuss how they started as first-generation college students and went on to become leaders and change makers. Both the science and the stories behind the science will be explored.

Science Lecture Series Speakers 2019

The 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 Nematology Dr. Isgouhi Kaloshian

April 17: "It's About I: Invention, Innovation, and Inspiration" 
   Dean and chemist Dr. Kathryn Uhrich, UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

April 24: "Metathesis: A Change-Your-Partner Dance of Carbon-Carbon Bonds" 
   Nobel Prize winning chemist Dr. Richard Schrock

The Science Lecture Series is free and open to the public.


Spring Blooms All Around

In an especially beautiful season in Southern California, Dean Kathryn Uhrich remarks on recent successes and an exciting spring for the College. 

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$3.5 Million Givaudan Gift Will Protect UCR's Citrus Variety Collection

The donation from Givaudan, a leading fragrance and flavor company, will protect one of world’s most extensive citrus diversity collections from the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing, or HLB.
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CNAS Research Highlights

Learn why natural selection favors cheaters, carbon monoxide detectors could warn extraterrestrial life, how a warming world increases air pollution, how plants sense temperature, and so much more. 
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The Vibrating Universe: Making Astronomy Accessible to the Deaf

Astronomers at UCR have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events. 
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CNAS Student Updates

Among the stories: A student-researcher takes smoking personally. A physics major heads to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. Graduate students win grants to do research in UCR's natural reserves.

CNAS in the News

The New York Times, Scientific American, Science, Science News, Newsweek, Forbes and many other media outlets covered CNAS stories or quoted our experts in recent months. 
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Multidisciplinary Research Building Officially Opens

UCR celebrated the completion of the innovative, $150 million, 179,000-square-foot facility designed for scientific research and collaboration in a January ceremony. 
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Read the UCR Botanic Gardens Spring 2019 newsletter

The current issue offers articles on plants and wildlife in the Gardens and features the Spring Celebration & Member Appreciation Plant Sale on April 6th.
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CNAS Offering a Range of Summer Science Courses for Undergraduates

Registration is open for summer sessions at UCR. See the full listing of CNAS courses available, or visit summer.ucr.edu for a complete listing of courses in all subjects. 
This UCR video features some of the outstanding women working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at UC Riverside, many of them are in CNAS.
Watch this lighthearted video with students asking questions of our Nobel laureates in the UCR Orbach Science Library.
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Email: cnascommunications@ucr.edu


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