Awards

UCR ARTS awarded $65K grant from Warhol Foundation

UCR ARTS has been awarded a $65,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in support of an upcoming exhibition featuring the work of Los Angeles-based photographer Christina Fernandez.

By Jessica Weber |

Nael Abu-Ghazaleh made ACM Distinguished Member

The Association for Computing Machinery recognized him "For Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing.”

By Holly Ober |

University Communications research writer sets all-time record for media news site

University Communications research writer Jules Bernstein has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s EurekAlert! news site for posting the most-viewed press release in its 25-year history. The milestone of 987,050 visits, announced by EurekAlert! on Dec. 23, recognizes Bernstein’s press release about dangers...

By J.D. Warren |

UCR is a winner in student voter registration

UC Riverside is a winner in the 2020 Ballot Bowl, registering the highest percentage of students to vote among University of California campuses. The campus registered 1,294 students to vote, or about 5% of the student body, during the competition period from Aug. 17 to Nov. 3. The competition is part of the California Students Vote project...

By University Communications |

UCR researchers receive systemwide awards

The projects are part of the UC 2021 Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives award.

By University Communications |

Bir Bhanu named a National Academy of Inventors fellow

Bhanu holds 18 U.S. and international patents with several others pending

By Holly Ober |

Nalo Hopkinson named 37th ‘Grand Master’ by SFWA

The award recognizes “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy” and will be presented to Hopkinson during the 56th Annual Nebula Conference and Awards Ceremony held virtually June 4-6, 2021.

By Jessica Weber |

Suveen Mathaudhu receives Brimacombe Medal

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society conferred the award for exemplary contributions to the science of nanocrystalline materials, education of the public, and service to the profession

By Holly Ober |

UC Riverside mycologist joins 2020 class of AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, has elected UCR mycologist Jason Stajich to its 2020 class of fellows for his research into the evolution of fungi and other microorganisms. Mycologists work with fungi, which are living organisms recognizable as molds, yeasts, and mushrooms. Stajich, a professor in the Microbiology...

By Jules Bernstein |

Developmental psychologist elected to Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Chandra Reynolds, a professor of psychology at UCR, has been elected as a fellow to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the premier honorary scientific organization for scientists working at the interface of behavior and medicine. “I am very honored to be elected as a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, alongside such an...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Cengiz Ozkan receives Turkey’s highest scientific award

The TUBITAK Scientific Research Award is given for pioneering accomplishments

By Holly Ober |

UCR recognized by American Heart Association

UC Riverside has been recognized for its healthy workplace environment for the fifth straight year. The campus met the American Heart Association’s criteria for Gold recognition in its Workplace Health Achievement Index, the top level for employers who build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. Gold level is awarded for...

By Imran Ghori |

10 UCR researchers make 2020 ‘Highly Cited’ list

Ten researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have been included in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of Thomson Reuters. The list includes the 6,167 most frequently cited researchers in the physical and social sciences, recognized as “researchers who demonstrated...

By Jules Bernstein |

Book by Nalo Hopkinson among Time’s ‘100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time’

Hopkinson’s book “Brown Girl in the Ring” was included in the list published by Time on Oct. 15.

By Jessica Weber |

Associate professor wins American Academy of Religion book award

UCR religious studies scholar Matthew King has won a 2020 Award of Excellence from the American Academy of Religion, or AAR, for his first book, “Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood.” The AAR is the largest scholarly society dedicated to the academic study of religion, with more than 8,000 members worldwide. Awards for Excellence are given in four...

By Omar Shamout |

Mechanical engineering chair named ASME fellow

Guillermo Aguilar has joined the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 2020 class of fellows

By Holly Ober |

Biomedical scientist named chief editor of new bioinformatics journal

Adam Godzik, a professor of biomedical sciences in the UCR School of Medicine, has been named field chief editor of the journal Frontiers in Bioinformatics. Launched last month, the open-source journal publishes research on tools and algorithms used in the analysis of biological data. The peer-reviewed journal is led by an independent editorial...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production faculty reel in awards

Some faculty and staff were recognized for their lifetime achievements, others for efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Six staff members recognized The Citizens University Committee kicked off its fall scholarship fundraiser by recognizing the contributions of six staff members: Alan A. Call, technical director; Alif Emil Marchi, lighting and...

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Laila Lalami winner of 2020 Arab American Book Award

Lalami’s novel “The Other Americans” was selected as the winner in the fiction category

By Jessica Weber |

Physicist joins NSF-funded team focused on accelerating quantum computing research

Peng Wei, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside, is a co-principal investigator and theme lead on a grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, supported by the NSF Convergence Accelerator — a new model of innovation for the government, industry, and academia. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Wei...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |