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UCR researchers awarded grants for education and business studies

Two UC Riverside researchers were awarded grants from the Haynes Foundation for research work on studies examining minority entrepreneurs and students with achievement gaps. The Los Angeles-based Haynes Foundation, established in 1926, provides grants and fellowships for research that advances social, political, and economic issues in Southern...
By Imran Ghori |

Allison Hedge Coke receives Chinese poetry award

Hedge Coke was awarded China's First Jade Nurtured SiHui Female International Poetry Award and the title of Excellent Foreign Poet
By Hannah Croft |

UCR philanthropic supporter named Woman of the Year by legislator

Concha Rivera, who has been involved in several major UC Riverside programs, has been named Woman of the Year by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, for his district. Rivera is the wife of the late Tomàs Rivera, former UC Riverside chancellor, and helped established an endowed chair in his name. She founded the annual Tomàs Rivera Symposium...
By Imran Ghori |

Lalami on short list for literary prize

UC Riverside Creative Writing Professor Laila Lalami is one of six finalists for the 2019 Simpson Literary Prize, which honors mid-career fiction authors. Lalami is the author of multiple award-winning novels, including her most recent book, “The Moor’s Account .” Her new novel, “The Other Americans ,” will be published later this month. The $50...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR entomologists honored

Three UC Riverside entomologists have won prestigious awards from the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, director of the Lindcove Research and Extension Center at Exeter, Calif. and a research entomologist, won the CW Woodworth Award “for outstanding accomplishments in entomology over at least the past 10...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

State senator names UCR Chicano Student Programs director Woman of the Year

Estella Acuña, UC Riverside’s Chicano Student Programs director, has been named Woman of the Year by state Sen. Richard Roth for his district. Estella Acuña and state Sen. Richard Roth. Acuña has been with the program since 1996, joining as a student assistant and becoming director seven years later. Roth, D-Riverside , described her as a powerful...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR professor selected as Fulbright-Nehru fellow

Nigel Hughes, a professor of geology in UC Riverside's Department of Earth Sciences, will travel to India this fall as a Fulbright-Nehur fellow for 2019-2020. Hughes was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship, which provides U.S. faculty and researchers an opportunity to teach and research at an Indian academic...
By Imran Ghori |

Chemists group honors UCR professor

Francisco Zaera, a distinguished professor of chemistry, has been named the inaugural winner of an award from the Catalysis Science and Technology Division of the American Chemical Society, or ACS, to recognize his “Exceptional Achievements in Catalysis.” The award “acknowledges excellence and scientific leadership in catalysis science and...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Climate scientist is a Sloan Fellow

Wei Liu , an assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for his work to improve our understanding of the ocean’s role in climate change and climate variability. Sloan Research Fellowships honor early career scientists and scholars whose...
By Holly Ober |

Engineering professor named educator of the year

Kawai Tam, a UC Riverside associate professor of teaching of chemical and environmental engineering, has been named the John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year. Kawai Tam was named Educator of the Year by the Engineers' Council. The award was presented to Tam by the Engineers’ Council at a Feb. 23 ceremony in Universal City. The group...
By Imran Ghori |

Graduate School of Education dean named as 2019 AERA Fellow

Dean Thomas M. Smith is one of only 10 scholars nationwide to receive the honor
By Tess Eyrich |

UCR vice chancellor appointed to federal defense advisory board

Michael Pazzani, UC Riverside vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development, has been appointed to the Defense Science Board, a Department of Defense advisory committee. The board provides top federal officials, including the Secretary of Defense, with independent advice and recommendations on science, technology, manufacturing and other...
By Imran Ghori |

Engineering professor wins humanitarian award for environmental technology work

Mihri Ozkan, a UC Riverside professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded a 2018 Rotary Humanitarian Star award for her work in developing environmentally friendly technology. Ozkan was presented with the award in the environmental improvement category at a Jan. 31 reception at the University Club of Pasadena. She was recognized for...
By Imran Ghori |

Doctoral student awarded fellowship by national science group

Lauren Walker, a doctoral student in environmental toxicology, has been awarded the first Howard Garrison Public Affairs Fellowship by the Teratology Society Council. The fellowship allows Walker to participate in the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology, or FASEB, Capitol Hill advocacy day on March 6 and 7. Each year, FASEB...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Philosophy professor wins research award

Peter Graham, a UC Riverside professor of philosophy, has been awarded a 2019 Humboldt Research Award, a prize given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to top scientists and scholars outside of Germany. He is the first professor from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences to receive the award. Only 100 scientists and scholars...
By Richard Garcia Jr. |

Education professor awarded for research on learning disabilities

Asha Jitendra holds the Graduate School of Education’s Peloy Chair in Learning Disabilities
By Tess Eyrich |

Two UCR dancemakers receive national award

New York’s Foundation for Contemporary Arts recognized Department of Dance Assistant Professor Taisha Paggett and MFA student Julie Tolentino.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Two UCR grads join Capital Fellows program

Two recent UC Riverside graduates are part of the 2018-2019 class of Capital Fellows serving in the state Legislature in Sacramento. Mina Hakin and Claire Marks, both graduates with degrees in political science, are Senate Fellows in the program administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Mina Hakin...
By Imran Ghori |

Research initiative receives 'Beacon of Democracy' award

The initiative, AAPI Data, was established in 2013 by UC Riverside political scientist Karthick Ramakrishnan
By Tess Eyrich |

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 |