Awards

Psychology professor named ‘Rising Star’

UC Riverside assistant professor of psychology Jimmy Calanchini has been named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science, or APS. The Rising Star designation is given to “outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD,” according to APS. Rising Stars have published innovative research that has...

By J.D. Warren |

UCR alumna wins 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry

Kate Bolton Bonnici, MFA ’15, won the 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection “Night Burial.” Bonnici was announced as the winner in April 2020 and her book was published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University in November 2020. “‘Night Burial’ is centrally a book of elegies for my mother who died of...

By Michaela Miller |

Doctoral student receives dissertation fellowship

Graduate student Esther Omaiye has received a UC President's Dissertation-Year Fellowship award for the 2021-22 academic year. The fellowship will support her research on the analytical and toxicological evaluations of electronic cigarettes and their constituents, including chemical elements and flavor chemicals. Omaiye, who expects to graduate...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Four students take top honors in EcoSlam

Four UC Riverside students took top prizes in the third-annual EcoSlam on April 22, in which competitors shared research regarding ecology and conservation in “lighting talk” rounds. The event, sponsored by the Center for Conservation Biology, was created as a way to share research across multiple departments. This year marked the first time...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR alumna awarded 2021 Georgia Poetry Prize

Jasmine Elizabeth Smith, MFA ’19, won the 2021 Georgia Poetry Prize for her poetry collection “South Flight.” The University of Georgia Press announced Smith as the award recipient in March 2021 and her collection will be published by the press in February 2022. “I am thrilled that ‘South Flight’ was chosen as a recipient of the 2021 Georgia Poetry...

By Michaela Miller |

GSOE student awarded high-profile fellowship in behavioral health

A third-year doctoral student in school psychology has been awarded a national fellowship with the American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship Program. The fellowship will provide Tyler Womack, a student in the Graduate School of Education, financial support during her fourth year at UCR and the opportunity to participate in a paid...

By Imran Ghori |

Entomologist wins royal society medal for book on true bugs

The Royal Entomological Society has bestowed its Westwood Medal upon entomology professor Christiane Weirauch for her work on true bugs — a group of insect that includes plant attackers and human disease spreaders as well as natural pest controllers.

By Jules Bernstein |

Stephen Graham Jones awarded LA Times Book Prize for horror novel ‘The Only Good Indians’

Jones was named the winner of the Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, announced during a virtual ceremony kicking off the 26th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 16.

By Jessica Weber |

Biogeographer receives Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award

Janet Franklin, a distinguished professor of biogeography in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award by the North American Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. The award, to be presented at the group’s annual conference April 14, is the...

By Imran Ghori |

Physicist helps prepare report on new kind of particle accelerator

Kenneth N. Barish, a professor of physics and astronomy, is a key member of an international team of more than 400 scientists that prepared a report on the Electron-Ion Collider, or EIC, a particle accelerator that will be built at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, along with a detector for capturing electron-ion collisions. Barish, who...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Entomologist wins NSF CAREER grant to study bumblebee queen genes 

Hollis Woodard, an assistant professor of entomology, has won a coveted award from the National Science Foundation to study the genetic underpinnings of bumblebee queen behavior.

By Jules Bernstein |

Fellowships awarded to two GSOE doctoral students

Two doctoral students in the UC Riverside Graduate School of Education are the recipients of the California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network, or CTERIN, Fellowship. Patriccia Ordonez-Kim, whose work involves history and social studies curriculum, has earned the title of CTERIN Educating Teacher Educators (ETE) Fellow for her...

By Michaela Miller |

Award enables ecology PhD student to connect with policy makers

UC Riverside’s William Ota is one of the few graduate students nationwide to be honored this year with a policy award from the Ecological Society of America.

By Jules Bernstein |

Stephen Graham Jones finalist for LA Times Book Prize

His novel “The Only Good Indians” is nominated for The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction.

By Jessica Weber |

Allison Hedge Coke awarded for community service efforts by Association of Writers & Writing Programs

UCR author Allison Hedge Coke was awarded the 2021 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs on March 3.

By Jessica Weber |

Two GSOE professors honored by national education group

Two UC Riverside professors in the Graduate School of Education are being honored by the American Educational Research Association for their research work. Rita Kohli, an associate professor in the Education, Society, and Culture program, has been selected as the AERA Division K Teaching and Teacher Education 2021 Mid-Career Scholar. Uma Jayakumar...

By Imran Ghori |

Sociologist selected as winner of Emory Elliott book award

Victoria Reyes, a UC Riverside sociologist, has won this year’s Emory Elliott Book Award for outstanding publications authored by faculty members in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or CHASS. Reyes, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, wrote the book “Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic...

By Imran Ghori |

Explorers Club names UC Riverside archaeologist one of 50 people changing the world

Club member Ayana Omilade Flewellen was listed for her terrestrial and underwater archaeological work uncovering the lives of enslaved people of African descent

By Holly Ober |

School psychology program again achieves 100% internship match

For the fourth straight year, UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education can boast a 100% internship match rate for students in its school psychology program. Students seeking a doctorate in psychology from an American Psychological Association-accredited program must complete an internship as part of their training. The Association of Psychology...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus COVID-19 lab creators honored

Three UC Riverside employees who led efforts to create a COVID-19 diagnostic laboratory on campus have been recognized by state and federal elected officials. Katherine Borkovich, a professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology; Isgouhi Kaloshian, a professor and chair of the Department of Nematology; and Dr. Kenneth Han...

By Imran Ghori |