Awards

UCR student researcher wins grant

UC Riverside’s Chris Cosma, a second-year doctoral student studying evolution, ecology, and organismal biology, has received a California Native Plant Society 2019-20 Education Grant. The grants are awarded to student researchers focused on California native plants. Cosma is researching moth-plant pollination at Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research...
By Imran Ghori |

Ecologist Exequiel Ezcurra receives AAAS Science Diplomacy Award

UC Riverside professor protects deserts on the US-Mexico border
By Holly Ober |

Researchers win state funding to improve STEM education

An interdisciplinary team led by UC Riverside’s Kinnari Atit has received $100,000 from the California Education Learning Lab
By Tess Eyrich |

Morikis Memorial Symposium draws a large crowd

Dimitrios Morikis was a founding member of the Department of Bioengineering
By Holly Ober |

MRB lauded as an outstanding Riverside building

UC Riverside’s Multidisciplinary Research Building received the top honor in the city of Riverside’s annual beautification awards recognizing outstanding buildings. The research facility, also referred to as MRB, was presented with the Award of Distinction at Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey’s State of the City address on Jan. 30. Campus Architect...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR training team wins award for collaboration

UCR's Risk & Safety Training team. UCR’s Risk & Safety Training Center of Excellence received a Collaboration Award from California State University for safety training material developed by its staff members. The award was presented Jan. 9 at Cal State San Marcos, to the team that assisted the California State University system by providing...
By Imran Ghori |

SOM professor invited to Emerging Leaders Forum

Brandon Brown, an associate professor in the Center for Healthy Communities in the UCR School of Medicine, has been invited to participate in the 2020 National Academy of Medicine's Emerging Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only event, which will take place mid-March, connects 70 emerging leaders working across health, medicine, and...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Top UK and US experts publish journal issue on climate resilience

A binational forum assessed ecosystems around the world
By Holly Ober |

Two professors win Emory Elliott book award

Steven Brint and Jade Sasser 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. Sasser, an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies, is being honored for her book “On Infertile Ground: Population Control and...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR biologist receives Humboldt Research Award

David Reznick, a distinguished professor of biology at UC Riverside, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The foundation recognizes top scientists and scholars from around the world at different stages in their careers. Award winners are invited to conduct research of their choice in...
By Imran Ghori |

Mihri Ozkan elevated to National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Ozkan is the first woman in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the fifth UC Riverside professor to join the National Academy of Inventors.
By Holly Ober |

UC Riverside scientist joins 2019 class of AAAS fellows

Professor and chair of nematology honored for work on plant immunity to pests
By Jules Bernstein |

Sociologist awarded for advancing Czech science

Lucie Kalousová, an assistant professor of sociology, received the largest scientific early career award given in the Czech Republic
By Tess Eyrich |

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 |