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Awards

Professors named Freedom Scholars

Two UC Riverside professors are among a dozen academic leaders selected for the inaugural Freedom Scholars program, which promotes those advocating for economic, racial, and social justice. Alisa Bierria, an assistant professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies; and Dylan Rodriguez, a professor of Media and Cultural studies; will each receive...

By Imran Ghori |

FarmSense moves to Entrepreneurship World Cup finals

The UC Riverside startup won second place in the U.S. and will compete for $500,000 in October

By Holly Ober |

Plant pathologists honored by international society

Caroline Roper, an associate professor of plant pathology; and Shou-Wei Ding, a professor of plant pathology; are among the 2020 award winners from an international professional organization of plant pathologists. The American Phytopathological Society, or APS, regularly honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the science of...

By Steven Valenzuela |

UCR virologist receives prestigious award from alma mater

Juliet Morrison, an assistant professor in UCR’s Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, has been honored by her alma mater, Bard College, with the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science. The award honors scientists who demonstrate a breadth of concern and depth of commitment characterized by the pioneering father-and-son 18th...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR police officer top of his class

UC Riverside Police Corporal John Enriquez ’06 was recently named “Course MVP” by law enforcement officers across the country as part of a class he completed while obtaining a master’s degree. Enriquez was selected for the honor by about 250 others enrolled in the program at the University of San Diego. “The fact that I was chosen was very humbling...

By Imran Ghori |

Chemistry professor receives research grant

Yinsheng Wang, a UC Riverside distinguished professor of chemistry, has won a highly competitive research grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, or NIEHS. Wang was one of five scientists nationally to receive the Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental Health Research, or RIVER, award which provides grant...

By Imran Ghori |

Bioengineering professor receives award for student mentoring

Huinan Liu, an associate professor of bioengineering, is the 2019-20 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement. The award is presented at the end of each academic year to faculty members with a distinguished record of fostering undergraduate research or creative activity. The selection is...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR team receives COVID-19 research grant

A UC Riverside research team is among 20 groups receiving funding to investigate problems related to COVID-19. Elena Kozlova, a doctoral student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program, is working with Margarita Curras-Collazo, an associate professor of neuroscience, on the project. They are partnering with Ruth Gutiérrez Aguilar, a professor of...

By Imran Ghori |

Conflict reporting platform wins innovation award

The UC Riverside launch of an interactive web-based application to track potential conflicts of commitment has been selected to receive a Larry L. Sautter Golden Award for Innovation in Information Technology for 2020. “This is a great example of the success that comes out of valuing collective energy, knowledge, and guidance,” says Interim Provost...

By Imran Ghori |

Department of Creative Writing announces annual award and scholarship winners

Each year, UCR’s Department of Creative Writing bestows multiple awards to its undergraduate and graduate students. Below are this year’s winners. The Chancellor’s Performance Award The Chancellor’s Performance Award recognizes excellence in creative writing. Winners: Vanesa Ruvalcaba Manisha Prakash Marvin Contreras Adam Schwartz Cole Deyo Emily...

By Jessica Weber |

Kandis Leslie Abdul-Aziz receives Hellman Fellowship

The award will support development of scalable technology to recycle plastic waste into the precursors of valuable fuels and chemicals

By Holly Ober |

Eleven UC Riverside professors receive prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

Seven of the awards went to women

By Holly Ober |

Eight recognized with Outstanding Staff Awards

Eight UC Riverside staff members have been honored by UCR Staff Assembly as part of its annual Outstanding Staff Awards. The awards are meant to recognize staff members for excellence in their work, commitment to the university’s mission, and making UC Riverside and their communities a better place for all. The university community including staff...

By University Communications |

Theatre professor named book award finalist

Donatella Galella, an associate professor of theatre history and theory, is a finalist in the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s annual Outstanding Book Award.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Graduate student awarded predoctoral fellowship by American Epilepsy Society

Susan Nguyen, a graduate student at UC Riverside, has been awarded a predoctoral fellowship by the American Epilepsy Society. The one-year fellowship, which began July 1, will support part of Nguyen’s thesis work. “I will be looking at how an innate immune receptor present in the brain changes after brain injury and its role in the development of...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Medicine postdoc receives NIH Pathway to Independence grant

Rebekah Charney, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Medicine, has received a five-year “Pathway to Independence” grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH. The career development grant will support Charney’s research on the role of critical genes in human neural crest...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR author Laila Lalami finalist for 2020 California Book Awards

“The Other Americans” named among four finalists in the fiction category

By Jessica Weber |

Professor honored for Academic Senate service

Manuela Martins-Green, chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at UC Riverside, has received the 2020 Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Leadership in the Academic Senate. The award is the highest honor given out by the University of California, bestowed biennially to a member of the UC faculty who has performed...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Mechanical engineering professor receives teaching award

Mona Eskandari, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded the 2020 Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering Distinguished Teaching Award. Students praised her knowledge and teaching skills, crediting her active-learning techniques with better preparing them for engineering careers. “Professor Eskandari was selected...

By Imran Ghori |

Grant awarded to physicist to explore the dark sector

The John Templeton Foundation has supported research on a diverse range of subjects including creativity, forgiveness, and free will. Dark matter — nonluminous material in space that is understood to constitute 85 percent of the matter in the universe — can now be added to the list. The foundation has awarded UC Riverside physicist Hai-Bo Yu a...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |