Chemistry prof gains national recognition for outstanding mentorship
Jingsong Zhang receives American Chemical Society award
Fellowship supports probe of meritocracy ideology high schools
UCR School of Education professor Suneal Kolluri will probe the paradox of the meritocracy ideology in U.S. high schools with a fellowship from the Spencer Foundation recently awarded by the National Academy of Education.
Parking structure wins award from transportation group
UC Riverside’s new parking structure has won multiple awards from an international parking and transportation organization. Big Springs Parking Structure 2, which opened in fall 2021 on the east end of campus, received the Award of Excellence for Sustainable Design from the International Parking & Mobility Institute, a world-wide association of...
Creative writing professor named a Radcliffe fellow
UC Riverside creative writing professor Laila Lalami has been selected for Harvard University’s prestigious Radcliffe Institute fellowship for the 2023-24 academic year. An acclaimed novelist, Lalami has been named a Catherine A. and Mary C. Gellert Fellow. She will spend the academic year researching and working on her new novel, “The Dream Hotel...
Postdoc wins prestigious fellowship
Sebouh Paul will pursue nuclear physics research related to the Electron-Ion Collider
Emory Elliott Book Award winners announced
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke and Sherryl Vint are the recipients of the 2022 Emory Elliott Book Award for outstanding publications authored by faculty members in UC Riverside’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or CHASS. Hedge Coke, a distinguished professor of creative writing, was honored for her book length assemblage poem “Look at...
Development director named a “Rising Star”
DuBron Rabb, a senior director of development in UC Riverside’s University Advancement team, is the recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, for District VII. The award, announced in February and presented to him at the CASE conference in San Francisco on March 19, recognizes an employee...
Athletics director among top 100 most impactful in men’s basketball
UC Riverside Athletics Director Wesley Mallette has been named one of the “100 Most Impactful People in Men’s College Basketball” by a sports media organization. The 4th annual list released recently by Silver Waves Media includes coaches, directors, event operators, executives, and other professionals seen as making a difference at the highest...
Jorge Leal and Linda Lemus receive ELEVATE fellowship
Both professors will spend part of their summer in New Jersey
Alfonso Gonzáles Toribio receives Distinguished Career Award
The Midwest Political Science Association recognized him as Latino politics scholar.
Engineering professors receive Amazon funding awards
Two of professors in UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering have received Amazon Research Awards to fund their groundbreaking work in computing and electronics. Amit Roy-Chowdhury, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and Bourns Family Faculty Fellow, received $70,000 plus $20,000 computation credits from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to...
14 Highlanders receive 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or NSF GRFP, announced its 2023 cohort and it includes 14 awardees and three honorable mentions who are current UCR undergraduates, graduates, or alumni. NSF GRFP supports a diverse selection of graduate students pursuing a full-time, research-based master’s and doctoral degree...
Chancellor honored by ACE for mentorship
UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox has been honored by the American Council on Education, or ACE, for his mentorship of future higher education leaders. Wilcox is the recipient of the 2023 ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award, presented annually to acknowledge the substantial role of mentors in the success of the ACE Fellows...
Marketing professor is finalist for long-term impact award
Mingyu “Max” Joo, assistant professor of marketing in UCR’s School of Business, has been named one of five finalists for the Don Morrison Long Term Impact Award for a journal article based on his dissertation research that explores television advertising and related online searches. A winner is expected to be announced at the Marketing Science...
UCR professor becomes Society of Nematologists Fellow
J. Ole Becker honored for protecting crops from parasites
Research paper named a finalist for “Outstanding paper prize”
The journal Development shortlisted only four papers published in 2022 as finalists
UCR study on health impact of chemicals in plastics makes the top 4
Research paper selected by NIEHS as a Paper of the Month
Three Highlanders receive 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholarship
Five thousand U.S. higher-education students applied, 1,267 applicants moved on to be nominated, and 413 of those nominees were awarded the 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholarship — three of them being UC Riverside Highlanders. Since 2013, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to 18 Highlanders. This scholarship recognizes talented undergrads majoring...
Education professor wins NSF grant for social disparities project
UC Riverside Professor Soojin Park has won a National Science Foundation grant to develop methods to identify risk factors that lead to social disparities. Park, an assistant professor of quantitative methods at the School of Education, is the principal investigator for the three-year $273,587 grant. She was notified of the award earlier this month...
Bioengineer wins award for infant disorder detection
Technology could enable earlier, more effective treatments