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History professor wins prestigious Rosenberg Prize

Georg Michels, a UC Riverside professor of history, has won the 2021 Hans Rosenberg Prize awarded by the Central European History Society, or CEHS. The prize was announced at the American Historical Association, or AHA, Annual Convention on Jan. 7, 2023, in Philadelphia. The prize is for Michels’ 2021 book “The Habsburg Empire Under Siege: Ottoman...

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UC Riverside names new director, Undergraduate Admissions

UC Riverside has named Veronica Zendejas its new director of Undergraduate Admissions. She will start at UCR on March 1. Zendejas is currently director of evaluation and policy for Undergraduate Admissions at UC Davis, where she oversees application review. She has worked in UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions for the past 10 years. “Undergraduate...

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Grant provides emergency funds for students

UC Riverside is one of 10 universities to receive a grant that will provide emergency funding to students in need. The Student Freedom Initiative, or SFI, and the Capital One Foundation, in partnership with Capital One, announced on Nov. 30 the expansion of the Helping Everyday Life Problems for Students, or HELPS, program from 20 to 30 public and...

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DoD, UCR to host ‘Taking the Pentagon to the People’

UC Riverside, and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Diversity Management Operations Center will present "Taking the Pentagon to the People" on Oct. 7, an opportunity to learn about employment opportunities within the Department of Defense, or DoD. Students will hear from program managers and recruiters about internships, scholarships, and direct...

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UCR psychology researchers among Research.com’s top 1,000 Scientists

Three UC Riverside psychology faculty members are among the Top 1,000 Scientists in Research.com’s ranking of psychology researchers . The ranking is based on criteria including publications in research journals, citations in research journals, publication and citation impact – measured by a metric called the “h index” – and factors including...

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UCR shares in historic preservation grant

UC Riverside is among 90 institutions to share $2.5 million in recently awarded National Trust for Historic Preservation grants. UCR’s share is $25,000, and will fund Professor Steven Hackel’s grant proposal entitled “Reenvisioning Mission San Gabriel Arcángel’s Museum: Towards a Collection-Based and Community-Centered History of Los Angeles’s Most...

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Sonja Lyubomirsky receives honorary doctorate

Distinguished Professor of Psychology Sonja Lyubomirsky was recently awarded an honorary doctorate Nov. 26 by the University of Basel in Switzerland. It was part of the university’s Dies Academicus 2021, an annual faculty ceremony. The ceremony was the 561st held by the university, which was founded in 1460 and is one of the oldest surviving...

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Mellon Grant will fund seminars on archival practices in African and African diaspora studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved a grant of $225,000 to the University of California, Riverside to support a Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures titled "Unarchiving Blackness: Why the Primacy of African and African Diaspora Studies Necessitates a Creative Reconsideration of Archives.” The Mellon Foundation's Sawyer...

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Psychology professor wins NSF grant

Psychology researcher Jimmy Calanchini has received a grant worth more than $431,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund a study of intergroup recognition. The project title is “A Model of Generalized Ingroup Recognition Advantage,” and the duration of the funding is from Sept. 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2024. Calanchini’s study will research the...

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Psychology professor named ‘Rising Star’

UC Riverside assistant professor of psychology Jimmy Calanchini has been named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science, or APS. The Rising Star designation is given to “outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD,” according to APS. Rising Stars have published innovative research that has...

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University Communications research writer sets all-time record for media news site

University Communications research writer Jules Bernstein has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s EurekAlert! news site for posting the most-viewed press release in its 25-year history. The milestone of 987,050 visits, announced by EurekAlert! on Dec. 23, recognizes Bernstein’s press release about dangers...

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Psychology researcher receives NSF grant

UCR psychology researcher Brent Hughes has received a $495,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to expand upon his study into the phenomena known as “deindividuation” – the tendency for people tend to view members of their own groups as individuals, but members of other racial groups as interchangeable and indistinct. In his research...

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Money magazine ranks UCR among nation’s top 50 universities

UC Riverside ranked No. 48 of 739 U.S. colleges in Money magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money 2020, published Aug. 25. UCR was No. 32 among public universities. Among universities that accept half of their applicants, Money ranked UCR No. 13 in the country. And on its “Most Transformative Colleges” sublist — which weighs graduation rates...

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UC Riverside acknowledged for growing its low-income student base

The American Talent Initiative, or ATI, recently named UC Riverside as among the nation’s top universities for enrolling low-income students. ATI was formed in December 2016 to encourage American colleges and universities with the highest graduation rates to enroll more students from low- and middle-income backgrounds. A recent report summarizing...

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North District breaks ground with UC President in attendance

Providing a college home for students isn’t a new function for the 50-acre site on the north side of the UC Riverside campus. It’s been home for UCR students throughout the campus’s history: the North District project is simply the newest chapter. That was the message repeated in remarks at the groundbreaking for the largest-ever building project...

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UCR Health appoints new CEO

UCR Health has named a 30-year health care veteran as its new CEO. Dr. Donald W. Larsen has most recently been the chief medical officer for Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, and interim executive director of the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. UCR Health is the fast-expanding clinical arm of the UC Riverside...

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UCR professor named vice chair of UC-wide Academic Senate

Mary Gauvain, a UCR distinguished professor of psychology, has been named as vice chair of the systemwide University of California Academic Senate for 2019-20, and will become chair in 2020-21. The UC-wide Academic Senate, or Faculty Senate, is the principle authority for academic matters within the 10-campus UC system. Each of the campuses has its...

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UCR’s new dean of students is an advocate for underrepresented students, free speech

An educator with a passion for boosting marginalized students will become UC Riverside’s next dean of students. Christine Mata will join UCR on Aug. 1 as dean of students and associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. She is presently interim dean of students for Humboldt State University. Prior to her appointment to that post in July 2018...

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UCR provost is named chancellor at UC Santa Cruz

UCR Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive has been appointed the 11th Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, effective July 1. "It is a wonderful opportunity for Cindy and a wise selection by President Napolitano, but a bittersweet moment for UCR," UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox wrote in an email to the UCR campus on Thursday. "Cindy’s...

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UCR joins launch of Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – UC Riverside is among 43 colleges, universities, and research institutions to join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine launch of an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The collaborative facilitates efforts to move beyond basic legal compliance to enacting policies...

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