UC Riverside School of Medicine honored for diversity and inclusion

The UC Riverside School of Medicine has received the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. “We thank INSIGHT Into Diversity for recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion at the UCR...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Engineering professor selected as chair for materials research conference

Cengiz Ozkan, a professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected by the Materials Research Society, or MRS, to serve as one of its global meeting chairs for its fall 2021 meeting in Boston. The society selects meeting chairs to represent a wide spectrum of materials research based on their scientific reputation, vision, and enthusiasm for the...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR author Susan Straight nominated for 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal

Susan Straight, a distinguished professor of creative writing at UC Riverside, has been nominated for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for her debut memoir, “In the Country of Women.”
By Jessica Weber |

Novel by UCR author Laila Lalami shortlisted for 2019 National Book Award

UC Riverside Professor Laila Lalami's latest novel, “The Other Americans,” has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award for fiction.
By Jessica Weber |

American Studies Association selects Ricky Rodríguez for mentoring award

The associate professor of media and cultural studies will receive the Richard A. Yarborough Award in November.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR author Laila Lalami nominated for two prestigious literary prizes

UC Riverside Professor Laila Lalami has been selected as a finalist for this year’s Kirkus Prize and longlisted for the National Book Award for her novel, “The Other Americans.”
By Jessica Weber |

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 |