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New UCR geology course earns national recognition

The Geological Society of America , or GSA, recognizes the academic excellence of only one university in the country each year, and this year, that honor goes to UC Riverside. Students from UCR’s inaugural 2016 geology field course exploring a volcanic fissure in eastern California. (Nic Barth/UCR) The GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award is...
By Jules Bernstein |

Prestigious research award aids in study of learning in old age

UC Riverside psychology professor Rachel Wu has obtained a $739,000 National Science Foundation, or NSF, CAREER Award to study how learning new skills can increase cognitive abilities in older adults. This award is NSF’s most prestigious award for early career faculty who serve as role models in research and education. The grant will fund a five...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR Medallion, alumni award winners announced

The innovators behind geographic spatial mapping technology, an expert on animal tissue research, a business CEO with a long history of charitable giving, and a state legislator who has strongly supported educational funding will be honored at the annual Chancellor’s Dinner on Oct. 19. UCR graduates Helen Newman, Jerry Swain, and Sabrina Cervantes...
By University Communications |

Founding director of UCR center named to state board

Angelov Farooq, founding director of the UC Riverside Center for Economic Development & Innovation, has been appointed as the chairman of the California Workforce Development Board, or CWDB, under Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration. As chairman, Farooq will be leading the largest state workforce development system in the country under the...
By University Communications |

UCR distinguished professor awarded Fulbright grant to teach in Montenegro

Allison Hedge Coke, a distinguished professor of creative writing, has been awarded a Fulbright grant as a scholar at the University of Montenegro in Niksic for the fall 2019 semester. Her appointment will begin Sept. 1, where she will be teaching and presenting literature from American Indian and Latino/a poets, and other writers of the Americas,...
By Jessica Weber |

UCR student lands summer job at defense nonprofit

A UC Riverside student has been working on a research project regarding trust in automation as a summer associate at the Institute of Defense Analyses, or IDA, in Alexandria, Virginia. Arielle Manganiello, a graduate student working toward her doctorate of philosophy in social psychology, developed the research project from the ground up. Arielle...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR fellows produce winning water-education film

An educational film about water produced by UC Riverside students took second place in an environmental film competition hosted by the American Chemical Society. The group’s Committee on Environmental Improvement held the film competition at its national meeting in San Diego from Aug. 25-29. The film already won in the “Water’s Impact on People”...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR professor named research ambassador

Boerge Hemmerling, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an expert on optics and lasers, is one of 21 scientists selected to serve as a Research Ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, during the 2019-20 academic year. DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR paleontologist wins prestigious prize

UC Riverside Professor Mary Droser, winner of the 2019 Moore Medal in Paleontology. Mary Droser, a decorated paleontology professor, now has another accolade to her name. She is the winner of the 2019 Moore Medal in Paleontology awarded by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. More than 2,700 geoscientists belong to the society, which exists to help...
By Jules Bernstein |

Elite Food and Agriculture Research fellowship goes to UCR doctoral student

UC Riverside Environmental Toxicology doctoral student Danielle Stevenson is one of only 17 people nationwide selected as a 2019 Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, or FFAR, fellow. Environmental Toxicology doctoral student Danielle Stevenson. (UCR / Ilse Ungeheuer) The fellowship program is run by the College of Agriculture and Life...
By Jules Bernstein |

Sociology and public policy professor wins CHASS distinguished lecturer award

Steven Brint, a UCR distinguished professor of sociology and public policy, is the recipient of the 2018-19 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Lecturer Award. The award was announced in July and will be presented in spring 2020. Steven Brint The award recognizes Brint’s “outstanding scholarly contributions to our college and...
By University Communications |

Women’s Tennis and Men’s Cross Country Receive NCAA Public Recognition Award

The UC Riverside Women's Tennis and the Men's Cross Country teams were honored with an NCAA academic award that illustrates the teams dedication to excelling in the classroom. Both teams received the NCAA Public Recognition Award which is bestowed upon teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their...
By University Communications |

Guillermo Aguilar elevated to Mexican National Academy of Engineering

Aguilar specializes in biomedical optics and lasers and is developing a ceramic “Window to the Brain” with Mexican colleagues
By Holly Ober |

Sociologist receives fellowship for women scholars

Victoria Reyes, an assistant professor of sociology, is the recipient of a 2019-20 American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women
By Tess Eyrich |

UCR professor wins two major psychology awards

UCR psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky was presented with the Christopher J. Peterson Gold Medal in July from the International Positive Psychology Association — one of two major awards she’s received in the past year. The medal honors leading scholars who make important contributions to the field of positive psychology. The organization presented the...
By Imran Ghori |

MFA student J.D. Horn named finalist for annual Louisiana book campaign

J.D. Horn ’20, a student in the UCR Palm Desert Low-Residency MFA program, has been selected as a finalist for the One Book One Parish campaign organized by Shreve Memorial Library
By Jessica Weber |

Dining Services wins safety award

UCR Dining Services has won a Spotlight Award from the UC Office of the President for its R’Safety Program. The program, which was rolled out at the campus’ cafes and dining halls over the past year, promotes workplace safety through increased employee engagement on safety issues and injury prevention, said Gustavo Plascencia, safety and...
By Imran Ghori |

MRB receives official LEED certification

UC Riverside’s newest and largest research facility has received its official LEED Platinum certification, signifying it meets the building industry’s highest energy-efficiency standards. The Multidisciplinary Research Building , or MRB, opened in January after three-and-a-half years of construction. The first group of researchers moved into the...
By Imran Ghori |

Electrical engineer receives the Faculty Research Lecturer Award

Bir Bhanu is a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Endowed Presidential Chair in Engineering
By Holly Ober |

CIFAR awards prestigious fellowships to UCR professors studying fungi

For their proposal to study the dangers and benefits of fungi, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, or CIFAR , has awarded fellowships to two UCR professors, Hailing Jin and Jason Stajich . As CIFAR fellows, Jin and Stajich join a community of researchers that includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 of the world’s most accomplished...
By Jules Bernstein |
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