UCR professor receives lifetime achievement award for Latin American studies

David Pion-Berlin, a professor of political science at UCR, is the recipient of the 2019 Alfred Stepan Lifetime Achievement Award in Defense, Public Security and Democracy by the Latin American Studies Association. Pion-Berlin was selected in December based on significant contributions to the study of civil military relations in Latin America. He...
By Imran Ghori |

TAPS officers recognized for agile emergency response

Diana Serrano and Joseph Ray Osborn received the Wayne Dalton Award from the California Public Parking Association.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Albert Wang Elected National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Albert Wang, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his patents on design-for-reliability for integrated circuits and systems that have been widely used by the industry. Wang is also an IEEE Fellow...
By Holly Ober |

Seven students receive fellowships

Seven UC Riverside students received fellowships to work on issues that impact food access and the environment. The fellowships were granted on behalf of two University of California Office of the President programs: UCOP Global Food Initiative and UCOP Carbon Neutrality Initiative. Both fellowships fund student-generated research, related projects...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR Lecturer named 2018-2020 Inlandia Literary Laureate

UCR Lecturer Rachelle Cruz has been appointed to a two-year term as Inlandia Literary Laureate , an award celebrating the literary excellence of the inland Southern California region. To be eligible, Inlandia Literary Laureates must live or work in Inland Southern California, write in a regional voice, work with diverse audiences, mentor emerging...
By Jessica Weber |

Postdoc in School of Medicine receives prestigious NIH fellowship

Rebekah Charney, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Medicine, has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health. The fellowship provides $177,000 to support Charney for three years to...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Guerrero brings home 'Best Music Video' award

During the 43 rd Annual American Indian Film Festival, Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production Assistant Professor Kimberly Guerrero brought home the Best Music Video award. The award was in recognition for the video created by The StyleHorse Collective, a production company made up of indigenous creatives co-founded by Guerrero, during...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

11 UCR researchers make highly cited list

Eleven researchers at the University of California, Riverside, are among 4,058 individuals included on the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of Thomson Reuters. The list includes the most frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and recognizes...
By Sarah Nightingale |

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...
By University Communications |

Political scientist receives research fellowship in India

Beginning in July 2019, UC Riverside’s Ajay Verghese will spend three months conducting research in India as the recipient of a Senior Short-Term Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies
By Tess Eyrich |

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...
By University Communications |

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...
By University Communications |

Physicist, Nobel laureate conferred honorary degree

Nobel laureate Barry Barish, who joined the faculty of the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy earlier this year, has been conferred the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski by the academic council of Sofia University, Bulgaria. The award ceremony, including a lecture by Barish, will take place at a date...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Clifford Trafzer honored with American Indian Lifetime Achievement Award

Clifford Trafzer, a distinguished professor in UCR’s history department, is the recipient of the Western History Association’s 2018 American Indian Lifetime Achievement Award
By Tess Eyrich |

TAPS receives national accreditation

After six months of gathering documentation and reviewing processes, UC Riverside’s Transportation and Parking Services department became the first UC to become recognized as an Accredited Parking Organization by the International Parking Institute, known as IPI. According to IPI’s website, this Virginia-based institute is the largest association...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

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...
By University Communications |

Giving the discounted a voice

A book that Ian A. Lubin of the UCR School of Medicine edited – “ICT-Supported Innovations in Small Countries and Developing Regions” (Springer, 2018) – has won the “2018 Outstanding Publication Award for a Book” from the Division of Culture, Learning and Technology, or CLT, of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, or AECT,...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

CHASS Dean Chosen for Riverside Leadership Program

Milagros Peña, dean of UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, or CHASS, has been selected as one of 24 civic leaders to take part in Leadership Riverside , a program developed by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce to inspire the next generation of active leaders in the region. Rounding out the program’s 2019 class are...
By Samantha Stanfill |

ESA Recognizes Professor for Interactive Approach to Teaching

William Walton, a professor of entomology, has received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching from the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The award is presented annually to the member of the Society deemed to be the most outstanding teacher of the year. Walton, who has been on the UCR faculty since 1995, teaches insect ecology,...
By Sarah Nightingale |

Professor Kawai Tam Recognized Campus-wide for Teaching and Research Excellence

Kawai Tam, a professor of teaching of chemical and environmental engineering (CEE) at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) was named the recipient of both the University of California, Riverside (UCR) 2017-2018 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement and the BCOE Distinguished...
By Katharine Hall |