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UCR professor wins book award

Sang-Hee Lee , a UC Riverside professor of anthropology, has won the 2018 W. W. Howells Book Award from the American Anthropological Association for her new book “Close Encounters with Humankind.” Lee was presented with the award at the association’s annual meeting in San Jose at a ceremony held Nov. 16. The award, from the Biological Anthropology...
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UCR Extension instructor receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Project Management Instructor Michael P. Toothman said despite having led dynamic projects for organizations around the world, one of his career highs has been teaching. “I love sharing my experience to help my students solve real-world problems, teaching them how to use tools and techniques that are guaranteed to work,” he said. Toothman is a...
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UCR faculty members recognized for palliative care research

Congratulations to Kristyn Pellecchia, assistant professor of Family Medicine, and co-sponsor Juliet McMullin, chair of the Department of Anthropology and formerly of the School of Medicine’s Center for Healthy Communities, on the receipt of a $10,000 grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation to advance palliative care research. The money will...
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Get to know IIGB’s Metabolomics Core

Operated by the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB), the Metabolomics Core joins the existing Bioinformatics, Genomics, Microscopy, and Proteomics Cores in providing state-of-the art research tools and applications to on-campus and off-campus researchers. The recently established Metabolomics Core Facility (MCF) at the University of...
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UC receives a Focus on Efficiency Award from the California Higher Education Collaborative

The project began with recognition that the lack of communication and influence skills presented major reputational risks to EH&S departments, and threatened safety culture initiatives. This was because safety staff, while armed with technical knowledge, lacked people skills needed for successful programming. Unfortunately, the only solution...
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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...
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Jeanette Kohl Receives One-Year Fellowship

Jeanette Kohl , an associate professor and former chair of UC Riverside’s Department of the History of Art, has received a one-year fellowship at the prestigious Princeton Institute for Advanced Study based in New Jersey. Kohl’s fellowship starts on Sept. 1 and ends on July 1, 2019, within the institute’s School of Historical Studies. She will use...
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UCR Recognized for Safety Culture Efforts

The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Association (CSHEMA) has named UCR a winner of its Innovation Award, which honors institutions that have implemented innovative process improvements, resource enhancements, or initiatives that improve the safety culture on campus. Out of ten universities, UCR was the only one to receive the Award of...
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Bourns Professor’s Project Funded in Energy Frontier Research Center at Oak Ridge National Lab

Jianzhong Wu , a chemical engineering professor at the Bourns College of Engineering, has received funding from the Department of Energy to establish computational techniques to predict charge transport in nanostructured materials during charge-discharge cycling of electrochemical devices. The findings will contribute to the development of new...
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Assistant Professor Wins Kenneth Rothman Epidemiology Prize

The editors and editorial board of the journal Epidemiology have awarded this year’s Rothman Epidemiology Prize to Esra Kürüm, an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics. The $5,000 award is funded by a private endowment and is given annually for the best paper published in the journal in the preceding year. The selection criteria are...
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Gearing Up for California's Expansion in Computer Science Education

By Suzanne Hartzell Even though California is a leader in technological innovation, it trails other states when it comes to computer science education in public schools. There is little professional development funding, high schools are not required to offer computer science courses and, until recently, there were no computer science curriculum...
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