Dr. Yinsheng Wang recognized as an outstanding scientist by NIEHS grant awards!
Eleven new researchers received competitive NIEHS Revolutionzing Innovative Visionary Environemental Health Research (RIVER) and Outstanding New Environmental Health Science (ONES) awards as of July 7. Dr. Yinsheng Wang will study how alkylated DNA lesions affect DNA stability with his RIVER...
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Nanomaterial Gives Robots Chameleon Skin
A new film made of gold nanoparticles changes color in response to any type of movement. Its unprecedented qualities could allow robots to mimic chameleons and octopi — among other futuristic applications.Unlike other materials that try to emulate nature’s color...
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Dr. Casselman selected for the the Academy for Distinguished Teachers Innovative Teaching Award
Three UC Riverside professors have been recognized for their exemplary teaching in the 2019-20 academic year by the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Jennifer Brown announced the winners Monday, May 4. Her office, in...
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2020 Alumni Award Winners Announced
The Chemistry department is pleased to recognize three outstanding graduate students, Tim Cholko, Emily Rigsby, and Chandler Greenwell with the 2020 Alumni Graduate Student Scholarships for their research excellence. Tim and Chandler are fourth-year graduate students, and Emily is in...
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To survive asteroid impact, algae learned to hunt
Tiny, seemingly harmless ocean plants survived the darkness of the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs by learning a ghoulish behavior — eating other living creatures.
Raising the bar through authentic research
Boil the water, add the ingredients, stir. The instructions given in undergraduate science labs can feel a bit like making ramen noodles. “Lab courses that accompany many large science undergraduate lectures often adopt a cookbook-type approach, where students follow a series of instructions in a stepwise process without really understanding why they’re doing what they’re doing,” said Marsha Ing, an associate professor of educational psychology in the University of California, Riverside’s Graduate School of Education.
Wildfires can cause dangerous debris flows
Wildfires don’t stop being dangerous after the flames go out. Even one modest rainfall after a fire can cause a deadly landslide, according to new UC Riverside research.
The first human settlers on islands caused extinctions
Though some believe prehistoric humans lived in harmony with nature, a new UC Riverside analysis of fossils shows human arrival in the Bahamas caused some birds to be lost from the islands and other species to be completely wiped out.