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Healthy Campus volunteers recognized

UCR Healthy Campus thanked its faculty, staff, and student volunteers who promote its projects and activities at a May 14 luncheon. 75 committee and subcommittee members were served a healthy lunch and received a choice of a Healthy Campus T-shirt, towel, or bag. Gerry Bomotti, vice chancellor of Planning, Budget and Administration, spoke at the...
By Imran Ghori |

MRB wins design award

UC Riverside’s newest — and largest — research building has won an award for its design from a national construction industry group. The Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB , won the Design Excellence Award from the Design Build Institute of America Western Region. The award was presented at the group’s regional conference last week....
By Imran Ghori |

William P. Erchul receives APA lifetime achievement award

Erchul, a professor of education, has been honored with the 2019 Jack Bardon Distinguished Service Award from Division 16 of the American Psychological Association
By Tess Eyrich |

UCR research agronomist receives USDA New Investigator Award

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has awarded nearly $500,000 to Elia Scudiero, a professional researcher in the environmental sciences department, for a project helping California’s farmers use water more efficiently while protecting crops.
By Jules Bernstein |

Jan Blacher wins APA career award

Blacher, who serves as founding director of UCR’s SEARCH Center, is the recipient of the 2019 Edgar A. Doll Award from Division 33 of the American Psychological Association
By Tess Eyrich |

Keith Widaman honored with APA annual award

Widaman, a distinguished professor of education, is the recipient of the 2019 Samuel J. Messick Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association
By Tess Eyrich |

Four UCR students win 2019-20 Fulbright awards

UCR’s Fulbright recipients will conduct research in Italy, Chile, Australia, and Austria over the next academic year
By Tess Eyrich |

Engineering professor receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Luat Vuong, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a prestigious Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award.
By Holly Ober |

National Science Foundation award helps UCR train tomorrow’s STEM teachers

A $1.5 million National Science Foundation award will help transform more than 50 UC Riverside students into the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math teachers. The Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship is building a pipeline to move talented undergraduate STEM students through UCR’s teaching credential programs and...
By Jules Bernstein |

Several students receive prestigious NSF fellowships and honorable mentions

Nine University of California, Riverside, students received National Science Foundation, or NSF, Graduate Research Fellowships this year. The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics —...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Double honor for UCR physician

Dr. Scott Allen, a professor of clinical medicine in the School of Medicine, was the co-recipient with Dr. Pamela McPherson, a child and adolescent psychiatry specialist in Shreveport, Louisiana, of the 2019 Physicians for Human Rights Award in recognition of their efforts on behalf of children and families in immigration detention. Actress...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR honored for veterans hiring outreach

UC Riverside has been named an employer of the year for its policies and practices encouraging the hiring of veterans. The university will be one of nine honored by the California Employer Advisory Council at a May 2 luncheon in Monterey. The award recognizes “employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies towards U.S. veterans in hiring...
By Imran Ghori |

History professor emeritus receives Latino Spirit Award

The award to UCR’s Carlos Cortés comes from the California Latino Legislative Caucus
By Tess Eyrich |

Physicist elected foreign member of the Royal Society

Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science. Barish was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves,” along with American physicists Rainer...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Dining employee wins first place in area Toastmasters competition

Moses Preciado is the operations manager at Lothian Residential Restaurant
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR student headed to Pacific Northwest National Lab

UCR’s Samuel Britton is one of only 70 graduate students nationwide selected to conduct thesis research at a U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, Laboratory. Britton, a mathematics doctoral student, will head to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state to work in the area of computational biology and bioinformatics. The DOE Office of...
By Jules Bernstein |

Pioneering worm research wins award

UCR nematology professor Holly Bik is pioneering the use of microscopic worms as indicators of pollution and environmental change in marine environments. For this effort, Bik has won California Sea Grant’s 2019 Special Focus Award, one of only four such awards handed out in the entire state. UCR Nematology professor Holly Bik. The award provides...
By Jules Bernstein |

Lalami wins leading literary prize

Laila Lalami, a creative writing professor at UC Riverside, has won the 2019 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize, which honors midcareer fiction authors. The Simpson Literary Project announced Lalami’s selection on April 2, describing her as “a world-class writer.” Laila Lalami is the winner of the 2019 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR physicist named top reviewer

UC Riverside physicist Igor Barsukov, who specializes in experimental condensed matter physics, is being honored by the journal Communications Physics as an outstanding reviewer of manuscripts for the month of March 2019. Igor Barsukov Outstanding referees are those who “have gone above and beyond what is expected of a reviewer in terms of the...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Three UCR students represent campus at free speech conference

Three students at UC Riverside got the opportunity to represent the campus at the “Speech Matters: The Future of Free Expression on Campus" conference at the UC Washington Center, or UCDC, on March 21. The UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement invited up to three students from each UC campus to the inaugural conference. The UCR...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |
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