Awards

University Extension honored for social justice efforts

UC Riverside’s University Extension has won an award from a national educational association for the work by a task force to promote diversity and inclusion. University Extension was one of eight programs and eight individuals announced as winners of the UPCEA Association Awards on Feb. 2. UPCEA, an online and professional education association...

By UCR News |

Two new campus buildings honored at Riverside beautification awards

UC Riverside’s new School of Medicine building and Student Health and Counseling Center won top awards in the city of Riverside’s annual beautification awards. The two buildings, which both opened last fall, were honored at Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson’s State of the City address Thursday, Jan. 25, as part of the Keep Riverside Clean and...

By Imran Ghori |

DOE awards $300,000 to UCR professor for accelerating EV integration

UCR electrical and computer engineering team wins $300,000 prize from the U.S. Department of Energy for developing a data-driven planning platform for the nation’s largest electrical utility.

By David Danelski |

Electrochemical carbon capture shows promise in climate fight

The perspective of UCR electrical and computer engineering professor Mihri Ozkan about using electrochemical technology to fight climate change was featured in an online Voices segment of CHEM, a scientific journal focusing on chemistry and interconnected fields.

By David Danelski |

Professional association honors UCR Career Center

The UC Riverside Career Center and two of its directors received top honors from the Mountain and Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers at its recent conference. The center was named “Most Valuable Organization” by the association, which represents colleges, universities, and employers in career services and talent acquisition and has about...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR bioengineering professor recognized by the National Academy of Inventors

UCR bioengineering professor Bahman Anvari, whose innovations have improved treatments for debilitating skin disorders, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, or NAI.

By David Danelski |

Racial justice teacher development institute wins $100,000 grant

A UCR-affiliated institute for racial justice has received a $100,000 grant that will support teacher professional development during the 2024 and 2025 calendar years, with a focus on engaging teachers of color in California public schools. This funding for the Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice, known as ITOC, from the...

By David Danelski |

UCR professor’s insights featured in major scientific journal

The insights of UCR professor Mihri Ozkan are featured this week in an online edition of a highly respected scientific journal.

By David Danelski |

2023 ‘Highly Cited’ list celebrates UCR faculty influence

Researchers rank in top 1% worldwide

By Jules Bernstein |

UCR wins grant promoting faculty diversity efforts

UC Riverside’s Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology department is one of the recipients of the University of California Advancing Faculty Diversity Program awards for the 2023-24 academic year. The program provides support to increase UC’s faculty diversity efforts. Eight grants, totaling about $2.6 million, were awarded. The Advancing Faculty...

By Imran Ghori |

Bella Merlin nominated for two awards for her performance in ‘Henry VI Part 2’

The nominations come from both Berkshire Theater Critics and BroadwayWorld, Berkshires.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Donatella Galella featured as a theatre historian in new PBS documentary

‘East West Players: A Home on Stage’ highlights the importance of East West Players theatre company, the longest running theatre of color in the U.S.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Graduate student wins award at local stem cell symposium

Natasha Brinkley conducts research in UCR’s Tissue Regenerative Engineering and Mechanotransduction lab

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Medicine receives national honor for outstanding DEI commitment

The medical school won Insight into Diversity’s Health Professions HEED Award also in 2021 and 2022

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

CSP's Arlene Cano Matute named 2023 ‘Latina of Influence’

UC Riverside alum and staffer Arlene Cano Matute has won the 2023 “Latina of Influence” award — hosted by Hispanic Lifestyle , a broadcast media production. Honorees included seven recipients from across the United States, recognized for their leadership in the Latina/o/x community. In a recent announcement , Hispanic Lifestyle wrote, “Through an...

By Malinn Loeung |

Physics graduate student wins merit award at national lab

Xilin Liang is stationed at Brookhaven National Lab

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR wins three CASE awards for communications work

UC Riverside has received three awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, for its marketing work. University Relations won awards in three categories in the 2023 Best of District VII Awards, for the region representing parts of the western United States. In the storytelling in communications category, UCR was...

By Imran Ghori |

Gift to School of Medicine will support student scholarships

HCA Healthcare has a history of partnering with higher education institutions like UCR

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

NSF-funded research aims to combat loneliness

UCR psychology associate professor Brent Hughes and doctoral student Eleanor Collier have received a $642,697 grant from the National Science Foundation to study self-disclosure as it relates to social connection. Self-disclosure refers to revealing one’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The aim of the study is to consider strategies for...

By J.D. Warren |

Anusha Kedhar receives grant from UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council

The grant will allow space to identify inequity in British South Asian dance.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |