Outstanding staff recognized at awards ceremony

A dozen UC Riverside staff members were honored by UCR Staff Assembly as part of its annual Outstanding Staff Awards recognizing those who go above and beyond their duties. The awards were presented at a Monday, June 3 ceremony at the Barn Stable. The awards recognize staff members for excellence in their work, commitment to the university’s...

By Imran Ghori |

Two win Chancellor's Award for Excellence

Keunpyo (Root) Park, an associate professor of filmmaking in the Department of Theater, Film, and Digital Production, and Qixuan Wang, an assistant professor of mathematics, received the 2023-24 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement. Park has been on the UCR faculty for 16 years, and in 2008 created...

By J.D. Warren |

UCR’s CE-CERT honored for clean air leadership

UC Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology, known as CE-CERT, has been recognized by Southern California’s air quality agency for three decades of research that reduces air pollution and improves air quality.

By David Danelski |

Psychology researcher named AAAS Fellow

UC Riverside psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky has been named a 2023 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. As part of the organization’s 150th anniversary class, she joins one of the world’s largest general scientific societies. Election as a fellow honors members “whose efforts on behalf of the...

By Imran Ghori |

Graduate students win Dissertation Completion Fellowship Awards

Recipients Wayne Water Vigil Jr. and Giulia Alboreggia are the first graduates with doctoral degrees from the new Biophysics Graduate Program

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

LAist includes Carol Park in new podcast, ‘Inheriting’

The show about Asian American and Pacific Islander families first airs on May 23.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

History professor wins Emory Elliott award for book on Native women

Historian Alejandra Dubcovsky is the winner of the 2023 Emory Elliott Book Award for outstanding publications authored by faculty members in UC Riverside’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or CHASS. Dubcovsky, a professor of history, was honored for her second book, “Talking Back: Native Women and the Making of the Early South,”...

By Imran Ghori |

Self-talk helps Highlander take third place at UC Grad Slam

On May 3, UC Riverside doctoral student Shannon Brady competed in the 2024 UC Grad Slam, a system-wide contest that challenges graduate students to showcase their research in engaging presentations of three minutes or less. Out of 10 presentations, Brady’s psychology research “Thinking out Loud: Is Self-talk a Secret to Success?” took third place...

By Malinn Loeung |

Doctoral student Brenda Lopez awarded UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

UC Riverside graduate student researcher and first-gen, immigrant Latina Brenda Lopez has been awarded the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, or UCPPFP, to pursue a postdoc at UC Davis in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department. Only the top-ranked candidates are selected to participate in UCPPFP...

By Malinn Loeung |

Fulbright awards will fund students’ research in Hungary and Vietnam

Awardees are Kristen Herbert and Tara Westmor

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Ivy Pochoda wins LA Times Book Prize

“Sing Her Down” won the mystery/thriller award.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR bioengineering professor becomes AIMBE fellow

Huinan Liu advances trauma treatments as well as undergraduates’ careers.

By Jules Bernstein |

Water treatment plant dedicated to influential UCR professor

A state-of-the-art water treatment plant in Orange County has been dedicated in the name of J. Wayne Miller, an influential researcher and professor at UCR’s College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology.

By David Danelski |

UCR professor to present on United Nations climate change panel

UCR electrical and computer engineering Mihri Ozkan will serve as a U.S. delegate and an expert presenter for a United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this summer.

By David Danelski |

Graduate students recognized for academic excellence and research achievements

Stipends will support their ongoing research

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR chef wins gold medal in cooking challenge

A chef with UC Riverside Dining Services took first place in a cooking competition hosted by the National Association of College & University Food Services. Tye Nielsen, a culinary manager for Dining Services’ catering division, took the gold medal in the association’s Pacific Regional 2024 Culinary Challenge at its convention in Tacoma, Washington...

By Imran Ghori |

Student photographer wins R’Card contest for sunset campus overview

UC Riverside student Aronne Chan is the winner of this year’s R’Card contest for his photograph showing an overview of the campus with a sunset glow. The photo will appear as the background image for the 2024-25 R’Card, the interactive ID card used by students and employees. The new card with Chan’s image is expected to be seen by about 8,000...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR winner of 2024 CIO 100 Award for IT excellence

Foundry’s CIO has named UC Riverside among the winners of its 2024 CIO 100 Award. For more than 25 years, the CIO 100 Awards have recognized innovative organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of strategic and operational excellence in information technology. “The award-winning teams share a passion for excellence, a customer...

By UCR News |

UCR student earns California State Assembly Resolution Award

Rayhan Khan, a second-year political science student at UC Riverside, is the first recipient of the California State Assembly Resolution Award, a new accolade that recognizes a constituent’s impact on the district. Khan was chosen by Assemblymember Bill Essayli, R-Riverside, and the California State Legislature for his work both as an ASUCR CHASS...

By Malinn Loeung |