Awards

Two professors receive Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Cell biologist Manuela Martins-Green and parasitologist Adler Dillman are this year’s recipients of UC Riverside’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement. The award is presented every spring to faculty members with a distinguished record of fostering undergraduate research or creative activity. The...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR entomology professor receives NCUE Distinguished Achievement Award

UC Riverside Professor and Endowed Presidential Chair in Urban Entomology Chow-Yang Lee has been presented with the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award in Urban Entomology in recognition of his contributions to the field. Considered the highest recognition urban entomologists can receive in the field, Lee was presented the award in Salt Lake City...

By Brigid Boll |

UCR psychology researchers among Research.com’s top 1,000 Scientists

Three UC Riverside psychology faculty members are among the Top 1,000 Scientists in Research.com’s ranking of psychology researchers . The ranking is based on criteria including publications in research journals, citations in research journals, publication and citation impact – measured by a metric called the “h index” – and factors including...

By J.D. Warren |

Heejung Jung named SAE Fellow

Heejung Jung has been named a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, in recognition of his expertise and work in vehicle emissions for new emissions standards and new emissions measurement methods.

By Holly Ober |

Doctoral student awarded competitive national fellowship to study social anxiety

Dana Glenn is the recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Two UCR students win Strauss Scholarships

Two UC Riverside students have won Donald A. Strauss Foundation awards in recognition of student engagement with public service. The students, Ankita Ahluwalia and Thaniya Shankar, each applied with a public service project that they will carry out during their junior or senior year. The awards come with $15,000 grants that aim to sustain their...

By Brigid Boll |

UCR researchers win Climate Resilience and Community Access grant

The Center for Conservation Biology at UC Riverside is among eight recipients of Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy's new Climate Resilience and Community Access grant program. The $400,000 grant will aid efforts to study climate resilience and improve the capacity to respond to climate change and outdoor equity. The project, titled “The Desert...

By Brigid Boll |

Student researcher wins ecological society award

UC Riverside’s Chris Cosma, a doctoral student studying evolution, ecology, and organismal biology, is one of the winners of the 2022 Ecological Society of America awards. The organization recognizes outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession. Cosma is the...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR history professor wins grant for digital humanities project

UC Riverside's Catherine Gudis, professor of history and Teresa and Byron Pollitt Endowed Term Chair for Interdisciplinary Research and Learning in the Humanities & Social Sciences, has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Social Science Research Council-National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining Humanities Infrastructure Program. The project...

By Brigid Boll |

UCR shares in historic preservation grant

UC Riverside is among 90 institutions to share $2.5 million in recently awarded National Trust for Historic Preservation grants. UCR’s share is $25,000, and will fund Professor Steven Hackel’s grant proposal entitled “Reenvisioning Mission San Gabriel Arcángel’s Museum: Towards a Collection-Based and Community-Centered History of Los Angeles’s Most...

By J.D. Warren |

Graduates celebrated at 2022 Alumni Awards of Distinction

UC Riverside honored three of its graduates with 2022 Alumni Awards of Distinction in a ceremony Saturday, April 9 at the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside. Assemblymember Jose Medina ’74, M.A. ’84 received the Distinguished Alumni Award; newspaper publisher Paulette Brown-Hinds, M.A. ’92, Ph.D. ’98, received the Alumni Service Award; and Larry...

By University Communications |

UCR wins pro bono consultation to continue advancing renewable energy

The consulting service will be provided by CustomerFirst Renewables, a Maryland-based renewables advisory service firm.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

School of Medicine professor honored for humanitarian work

Vien Doan, an assistant clinical professor in the School of Medicine at UC Riverside, is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Carlos E. Cortés Award for Championing Diversity and Inclusivity, presented by the City of Riverside. Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson announced the award in February at the State of the City address, where she called Doan...

By Imran Ghori |

Tod Goldberg’s ‘The Low Desert: Gangster Stories’ named among Southwest Books of the Year

The fictional stories are influenced by the desert southwest.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Physics undergraduate accepted into prestigious summer research program at Caltech

Peter Carney will work on an automated locking system for LIGO optomechanical amplifiers

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Two professors win Emory Elliott book award

Anusha Kedhar and Brandon Andrew Robinson are this year’s recipients of the Emory Elliott book award for outstanding publications authored by faculty members in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or CHASS. Kedhar, an assistant professor of dance, was honored for “Flexible Bodies: British South Asian Dancers in an Age of...

By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside scientists dominate entomology society awards

Web of outstanding professionals ensnares top honors

By Jules Bernstein |

Racial justice group names award for education professor

A national organization dedicated to racial justice has named an award for UC Riverside education professor Tara J. Yosso. Color of Change, an online nonprofit, cited the power of Yosso’s research-based counter narratives, which shed critical historical light on the educational experiences of students of color. Color of Change held its inaugural...

By Imran Ghori |

Civic engagement project receives UC systemwide award

A UC Riverside effort to get more students involved with university boards of trustees has received a VOICE Award

By Holly Ober |

Campus projects win city beautification awards

Two UC Riverside projects were recognized in the city of Riverside’s annual beautification awards in February. The awards were announced Feb. 24 during the State of the City address by Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson. Plant Research 1, a high-tech plant research space that was completed last year, won first place for Sustainable Design and...

By Imran Ghori |