Awards

Graduate students recognized with public policy awards

UC Riverside graduate students, Kavya Samudrala and William Ota, have each been named winners of the 2020 STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award, which recognizes an outstanding proposal for new California state legislation from University of California graduate students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, or STEM, fields. The...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Two films produced by UCR screenwriting professor recognized at Sedona International Film Festival

"Foster Boy" and "The Great 14th" won Director’s Choice awards at the 2020 Sedona International Film Festival, which took place Feb. 22-March 1

By Jessica Weber |

Cengiz Ozkan elevated to Materials Research Society Fellow

Ozkan will also serve as meeting chair for the Fall 2021 Materials Research Society meeting in Boston

By Holly Ober |

SRC spotlighted by recreation magazine

A national recreation magazine has picked UC Riverside’s Student Recreation Center, or SRC, as its “Rec of the Month” for March. It’s the first time the facility has won the recognition from Campus Rec, a resource for college and university recreation centers and professionals. “Our department is focused on providing holistic well-being and stress...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR Healthy Campus receives funds to promote student well-being

UC Riverside Healthy Campus has received a $3,500 grant from the American College Health Foundation for a pilot program to study how faculty members can influence student well-being. The group plans to recruit and train 10 faculty members to incorporate strategies promoting a healthier classroom environment for undergraduates. The study would take...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR student team wins EPA grant

A UC Riverside student research team has been awarded a nearly $25,000 grant to develop sustainable construction material using wheat straw. The students were among 18 teams of graduate and undergraduate students across the country awarded grants by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, for projects that use sustainable technology to...

By Imran Ghori |

Professor honored for contributions to neurochemistry

Monica J. Carson, who holds the S. Sue Johnson Presidential Endowed Chair at UC Riverside, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Bernard Haber Award in recognition of her contributions to the world’s neurochemical societies. The award, given by the American Society for Neurochemistry, is accompanied by a plaque and $5,000. Created in 2005...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR student researcher wins grant

UC Riverside’s Chris Cosma, a second-year doctoral student studying evolution, ecology, and organismal biology, has received a California Native Plant Society 2019-20 Education Grant. The grants are awarded to student researchers focused on California native plants. Cosma is researching moth-plant pollination at Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research...

By Imran Ghori |

Ecologist Exequiel Ezcurra receives AAAS Science Diplomacy Award

UC Riverside professor protects deserts on the US-Mexico border

By Holly Ober |

Researchers win state funding to improve STEM education

An interdisciplinary team led by UC Riverside’s Kinnari Atit has received $100,000 from the California Education Learning Lab

By Tess Eyrich |

Morikis Memorial Symposium draws a large crowd

Dimitrios Morikis was a founding member of the Department of Bioengineering

By Holly Ober |

MRB lauded as an outstanding Riverside building

UC Riverside’s Multidisciplinary Research Building received the top honor in the city of Riverside’s annual beautification awards recognizing outstanding buildings. The research facility, also referred to as MRB, was presented with the Award of Distinction at Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey’s State of the City address on Jan. 30. Campus Architect...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR training team wins award for collaboration

UCR’s Risk & Safety Training Center of Excellence received a Collaboration Award from California State University for safety training material developed by its staff members. The award was presented Jan. 9 at Cal State San Marcos, to the team that assisted the California State University system by providing laboratory safety materials produced at...

By Imran Ghori |

SOM professor invited to Emerging Leaders Forum

Brandon Brown, an associate professor in the Center for Healthy Communities in the UCR School of Medicine, has been invited to participate in the 2020 National Academy of Medicine's Emerging Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only event, which will take place mid-March, connects 70 emerging leaders working across health, medicine, and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Top UK and US experts publish journal issue on climate resilience

A binational forum assessed ecosystems around the world

By Holly Ober |

Two professors win Emory Elliott book award

Steven Brint and Jade Sasser are this year’s recipients of the Emory Elliott book award for outstanding publications authored by faculty members in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or CHASS. Sasser, an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies, is being honored for her book “On Infertile Ground: Population Control and...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR biologist receives Humboldt Research Award

David Reznick, a distinguished professor of biology at UC Riverside, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The foundation recognizes top scientists and scholars from around the world at different stages in their careers. Award winners are invited to conduct research of their choice in...

By Imran Ghori |

Mihri Ozkan elevated to National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Ozkan is the first woman in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the fifth UC Riverside professor to join the National Academy of Inventors.

By Holly Ober |

UC Riverside scientist joins 2019 class of AAAS fellows

Professor and chair of nematology honored for work on plant immunity to pests

By Jules Bernstein |

Sociologist awarded for advancing Czech science

Lucie Kalousová, an assistant professor of sociology, received the largest scientific early career award given in the Czech Republic

By Tess Eyrich |