Awards

National Academy of Inventors elects UCR faculty as Fellows

Rare distinction honors prolific innovators

By Jules Bernstein |

School of Education grad students, faculty member, alums win AAHHE fellowships

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, or AAHHE, has honored two UCR School of Education graduate students, a faculty member, and two alums with 2022-23 fellowships. Nelly Cruz and Nathaly Martinez received the 2022-2023 graduate student fellowships. Both are pursuing careers in higher education administration and policy. The...

By David Danelski |

Engineering professor win NSF grant to probe ‘time crystals’

The National Science Foundation has awarded UCR Assistant Research Professor Hossein Taheri a $475,000 grant to probe the utility of “time crystals,” which are being studied as a new state of matter. Theorized by the Physics Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek about a decade ago, time crystals are in a way similar to snowflakes, quartz, and silicon...

By David Danelski |

Retired sociology professor earns award for demography work

David Swanson, UC Riverside Edward A. Dickson emeritus professor of sociology, along with two colleagues, was recognized during this year’s Southern Demographic Association conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. “This is a tremendous honor. The award is the only recognition available in the field of state and local demography,” said Swanson, who...

By Julia Woock |

Los Angeles recognizes author David L. Ulin

Ulin teaches at the UCR Palm Desert low-residency MFA program.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Biomedical scientist promoted to lieutenant colonel

Scott Pegan is an international expert on Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Student Success Center wins national award

UC Riverside’s Student Success Center has won another top award for its design from a national industry group. The Design Build Institute of America recognized the new campus building with an award for excellence in its educational facilities category. The project had been previously honored in August from the Western regional division of the group...

By Imran Ghori |

Physicist to receive Copernicus Prize

Nobel laureate Barry Barish is recognized for his contributions to world science

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

2022 ‘Highly Cited’ list recognizes UCR scientists’ significant impact

List celebrates authors of papers that rank in the top 1%

By Jules Bernstein |

Graduate student recognized for domestic violence research

A UC Riverside graduate student has been recognized for their work and research on domestic violence. The American Association of University Women awarded an American Dissertation Fellowship to Romina Garcia, a doctoral student in ethnic studies at UC Riverside. AAUW is one of the world’s oldest supporters of graduate women’s education. The...

By Julia Woock |

Chemist receives DOE grant to explore energy conservation in industrial processes

Francisco Zaera, a UCR distinguished professor of chemistry, has received a $500,000 grant from the United States Department of Energy, or DOE, to research the optimization of catalytic processes through environmentally friendly alternatives. Zaera is a physical chemist specializing in catalysts, which are used in a variety of industrial processes...

By Julia Woock |

Fulbright awards will fund students’ research in Vietnam and Chile

Two UC Riverside doctoral students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Hays fellowships that will fund their research abroad. Sean Keenan, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in history, and Hannah Snavely, a fifth-year doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology, were notified Sept. 23 that they were awarded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR bioengineer tackles chronic back pain

Fellowship rewards work to ease suffering

By Jules Bernstein |

Espinoza, Goldberg, selected for ‘Best American Mystery and Suspense’

The series honors the best mystery short fiction published in the previous year.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

School of Medicine receives award for excellence in diversity

Annual award is given by oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicist named fellow of the American Physical Society

Roya Zandi is an expert on the physics and biophysics of virus formation

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Neuroscientist named to board of directors of American Epilepsy Society

Viji Santhakumar will serve a three-year term

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Psychologist named fellow of UC Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

New fellows are nominated and elected by a majority vote of the current membership

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Biomedical scientist to study novel mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease

Sika Zheng in the School of Medicine has received a grant of $250,000 from the National Institutes of Health

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Psychologist receives Opportunity Award Grant from James S. McDonnell Foundation

John Franchak will work on a project focused on understanding infants’ everyday experiences

By Iqbal Pittalwala |