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Awards

UC Riverside mycologist joins 2020 class of AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, has elected UCR mycologist Jason Stajich to its 2020 class of fellows for his research into the evolution of fungi and other microorganisms. Mycologists work with fungi, which are living organisms recognizable as molds, yeasts, and mushrooms. Stajich, a professor in the Microbiology...

By Jules Bernstein |

Developmental psychologist elected to Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Chandra Reynolds, a professor of psychology at UCR, has been elected as a fellow to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the premier honorary scientific organization for scientists working at the interface of behavior and medicine. “I am very honored to be elected as a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, alongside such an...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Cengiz Ozkan receives Turkey’s highest scientific award

The TUBITAK Scientific Research Award is given for pioneering accomplishments

By Holly Ober |

UCR recognized by American Heart Association

UC Riverside has been recognized for its healthy workplace environment for the fifth straight year. The campus met the American Heart Association’s criteria for Gold recognition in its Workplace Health Achievement Index, the top level for employers who build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. Gold level is awarded for...

By Imran Ghori |

10 UCR researchers make 2020 ‘Highly Cited’ list

Ten researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have been included in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of Thomson Reuters. The list includes the 6,167 most frequently cited researchers in the physical and social sciences, recognized as “researchers who demonstrated...

By Jules Bernstein |

Book by Nalo Hopkinson among Time’s ‘100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time’

Hopkinson’s book “Brown Girl in the Ring” was included in the list published by Time on Oct. 15.

By Jessica Weber |

Associate professor wins American Academy of Religion book award

UCR religious studies scholar Matthew King has won a 2020 Award of Excellence from the American Academy of Religion, or AAR, for his first book, “Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood.” The AAR is the largest scholarly society dedicated to the academic study of religion, with more than 8,000 members worldwide. Awards for Excellence are given in four...

By Omar Shamout |

Mechanical engineering chair named ASME fellow

Guillermo Aguilar has joined the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 2020 class of fellows

By Holly Ober |

Biomedical scientist named chief editor of new bioinformatics journal

Adam Godzik, a professor of biomedical sciences in the UCR School of Medicine, has been named field chief editor of the journal Frontiers in Bioinformatics. Launched last month, the open-source journal publishes research on tools and algorithms used in the analysis of biological data. The peer-reviewed journal is led by an independent editorial...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production faculty reel in awards

Some faculty and staff were recognized for their lifetime achievements, others for efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Six staff members recognized The Citizens University Committee kicked off its fall scholarship fundraiser by recognizing the contributions of six staff members: Alan A. Call, technical director; Alif Emil Marchi, lighting and...

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Laila Lalami winner of 2020 Arab American Book Award

Lalami’s novel “The Other Americans” was selected as the winner in the fiction category

By Jessica Weber |

Riverside Unified School District honors astronomer for his contributions to K-12 STEM education

For his numerous contributions to education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, Bahram Mobasher, a professor of physics and observational astronomy at UC Riverside, has been named a recipient of the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education Presidential Award for the year 2020. The Riverside Unified School...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicist joins NSF-funded team focused on accelerating quantum computing research

Peng Wei, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside, is a co-principal investigator and theme lead on a grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, supported by the NSF Convergence Accelerator — a new model of innovation for the government, industry, and academia. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Wei...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Ten campus groups recognized for healthy standards

UCR Healthy Campus has recognized 10 groups that have achieved high levels of health and well-being standards as part of its new certification program. Bronze level certification was awarded in late August to the Well, Athletics, Environmental Health & Safety, Harvest Shared Services Center at the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and...

By Imran Ghori |

CE-CERT Receives IEEE ITS Society Institutional Lead Award

The award recognizes CE-CERT's leadership in developing environmental technologies to improve transportation, air quality, and energy efficiency

By Holly Ober |

Professor receives grant to study computer science education access

Cassandra Guarino, a professor of education and public policy at UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education, has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study access to computer science education. The three-year grant, announced in August, provides Guarino with $498,086 from December through November 2023...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR ARTS named best Inland Empire arts experience

UCR ARTS was voted Best Arts and Entertainment Experience in the Press-Enterprise’s Best of the Inland Empire 2020 readership poll. The program was lauded for its virtual programming which include exhibitions from the California Museum of Photography and Culver Center of the Arts, which offered 360-degree tours; along with visual artist interviews...

By Imran Ghori |

Yanran Li receives NIH New Innovator Award

High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program grant will support efforts to produce plant natural products in yeast

By Holly Ober |

Frontline UCR custodian receives industry recognition

Vicky Virgen, senior custodian in Facilities Services, has been featured in an industry magazine for her efforts to lead a comprehensive cleaning plan that swiftly kept campus residents safe in response to COVID-19. The publication, CleanLink, described Virgen as a “beacon of reliability” for the Facility Services Department at UC Riverside. Jesus...

By Madeline Adamo |

School of Medicine honored by diversity magazine

The UCR School of Medicine has been selected as one of 46 institutions of higher education in the health professions to receive the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. The medical school previously received the award in 2018 and 2019. This year, it was the only...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |