Awards

Deep dive into the atomic nucleus

Miguel Arratia, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has received a $508,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to perform experiments using the electron accelerator facility at the Jefferson Laboratory, or JLab, in Newport News, Virginia, the world’s premier laboratory for imaging the subatomic structure of matter. “We will use...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Doctoral students receive grants for disability research

Two UC Riverside School of Education doctoral students have received grants from the Hammill Institute on Disabilities to support research aimed at improving the education of individuals with disabilities. Zaira Jimenez, a fourth-year student; and Aya Shhub, a third-year student; will each receive $5,000 to support their studies and data collection...

By Imran Ghori |

Psychology professor wins NSF grant

Psychology researcher Jimmy Calanchini has received a grant worth more than $431,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund a study of intergroup recognition. The project title is “A Model of Generalized Ingroup Recognition Advantage,” and the duration of the funding is from Sept. 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2024. Calanchini’s study will research the...

By J.D. Warren |

Epidemiologist named Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by National Academy of Medicine

Brandon Brown, an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, has been named a 2021 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine, or NAM. Brown is one of only 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Custodian recognized as ‘exceptional’ by industry magazine

Irma Andrade, a senior custodian with UC Riverside’s Facilities Services, has been honored by an industry magazine as an exceptional employee with an attention to detail. Andrade was featured as one of the “Faces of the Frontline” in a recent issue of Clean Link, an online site which covers the cleaning industry. The article describes how she’s...

By Imran Ghori |

Dining Services wins food services awards

UC Riverside’s Dining Services won top prizes in two categories in the National Association of College and University Food Services 2020 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards. Emerbee’s took the silver prize in retail sales, awarded to campus retail locations with innovative features and techniques. The 600-square-foot café, located next to the...

By Imran Ghori |

Machine learning NSF grant will help identify physical origins of noise in LIGO

Jonathan Richardson, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy; and Vagelis Papalexakis, an associate professor of computer science and engineering; have received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, to develop novel machine-learning methods capable of analyzing the physical origins of noise in LIGO, the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Medical school’s summer mentorship program wins magazine award

The School of Medicine’s Future Physician Leaders, or FPL, program has been named a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award. One of several pipeline programs offered by the medical school, FPL is a popular nine-week summer mentorship program for about 145 prospective health care students each year who...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Fourteen UC Riverside professors receive NSF CAREER Awards

The number shatters UCR’s record for CAREER Awards set only last year

By Holly Ober |

Department of Energy renewal grant supports student research at Brookhaven National Lab

Kenneth Barish, a professor of physics and astronomy, has received a three-year renewal grant of more than $1 million from the Department of Energy, or DOE, to support the activities of the Nucleon Spin Physics Group at UC Riverside. Physicists have made significant theoretical and experimental progress in understanding where the total spin of the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicist receives NSF grant to develop instruments for gravitational wave detectors

Jonathan Richardson, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has received a grant of $480,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop advanced instrumentation for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, based at sites in Louisiana and Washington. Completed in 2002, LIGO detects gravitational waves —...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Desert champion wins prestigious conservation award

Cameron Barrows, UCR conservation biologist and tireless protector of desert flora and fauna, is the 2020 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award winner.

By Jules Bernstein |

Staff Assembly honors outstanding employees

Ten UC Riverside staff members have been honored by UCR Staff Assembly as part of its annual Outstanding Staff Awards. The awards are meant to recognize staff members for excellence in their work, commitment to the university’s mission, and making UC Riverside and their communities a better place for all. Staff and faculty employees nominated staff...

By Imran Ghori |

Giulia Palermo Wins the 2020 Corwin Hansch Award

The award honors a scholar under the age of 40 for significant contributions to the field of computational drug design

By Holly Ober |

Kimberly Guerrero invited to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Guerrero, an associate professor of theatre, recently appeared in “The Glorias.”

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Professor Mona Eskandari awarded prestigious Hellman Fellowship

Award supports development of a patent-pending technology to quickly diagnose and monitor respiratory diseases

By Holly Ober |

New grant supports research aimed at alleviating genetic mutation that increases COVID-19 risk

Declan McCole, a professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine, has received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to explore how a certain protective gene’s loss of function can increase the risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Campus earns Gold rating for sustainability

UC Riverside has earned a top rating for sustainability in an index of the nation’s most sustainable colleges and universities. The campus received a gold rating from the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, or AASHE - STARS. AASHE’s STARS program has more than 900 participants in...

By Imran Ghori |

Book on shelter animals receives Distinguished Book Award

“The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals” concludes that animal welfare is also a social justice issue

By Holly Ober |