Awards

UCR recognized for encouraging student vote

UC Riverside received a Silver Seal from the All in Campus Democracy Challenge for having a campus voting rate between 30-39% in the 2018 midterm election. The campus was among those recognized at the All In Challenge Awards Ceremony in Washington DC on Nov. 12, honoring colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates...
By University Communications |

UCR researcher recognized by international computing society

Manu Sridharan, a UC Riverside associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been named a distinguished member by the Association for Computing Machinery. Sridharan is one of 62 computing professionals being inducted this year for outstanding contributions to the field, the association announced Oct. 29. The group is an international...
By Imran Ghori |

Chancellor honors promoted faculty members

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox honored over 50 faculty members for their promotions at a ceremony Oct. 7 at the Chancellor’s Residence. Here are the honorees: Emma L. Aronson Microbiology and Plant Pathology Promotion to Associate Professor (Tenure) Kelley C. Barsanti Chemical/Environtal Engineering Promotion to Associate Professor (Tenure)...
By University Communications |

Donatella Galella awarded Best Article of the Year for research on ‘yellowface’

The paper was published in The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Sociologist wins dissertation fellowship for women scholars

Allison Monterrosa is studying the effects of mass incarceration on black women’s intimate romantic relationships
By Tess Eyrich |

Professor awarded Order of Civil Merit from Korean government

Edward Chang, founding director of the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies, received the award
By Tess Eyrich |

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 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 |