Awards

School of Medicine receives prestigious STEM award

Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine honors UCR medical school for helping students from underrepresented groups enter STEM fields

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

DARPA honors researcher with Young Faculty Award

Mohsen Lesani is an associate professor of computer science and engineering

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Student Success Center wins design award

UC Riverside’s Student Success Center has won an award for its design from a national industry group. The Design Build Institute of America recognized the new campus building as part of its annual National Project/Team awards announced this month. A panel of industry experts selected the top 30 projects in 10 categories that represent the best in...

By Imran Ghori |

International project tracks climate change effects on freshwater dwellers

National Science Foundation grant enables UCR/Brazilian partnership

By Jules Bernstein |

Grant aims to improve access to behavioral health education and prevention services in Coachella Valley

School of Medicine’s Kimberley Lakes is the grant’s principal investigator

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR biogeochemistry professor wins Geological Society high honor

Examinations of ancient Earth inspire search for life on distant worlds

By Jules Bernstein |

NASA fellowship fuels doctoral student’s search for alien life

Daria Pidhorodetska examines Earth-like planets for habitability

By Jules Bernstein |

Teaching professor receives Regents Faculty Fellowship

Jia Chen, an assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded a Regents Faculty Fellowship by the UCR Academic Senate’s Committee on Research to support her design and development of new models that can improve our ability to handle heterogeneous data used in machine learning and data science. The one-year, $9...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Bahrain rewards clinical professor with medal for COVID-19 policy

Dr. Roger Seheult, an associate clinical professor of internal medicine in the UCR School of Medicine and a UCR alumnus, has been awarded the Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa Medical Merit Medal for helping put together a COVID-19 policy, including testing and early treatment, for the Kingdom of Bahrain. Seheult is the cofounder of MedCram, an...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Employees honored with Outstanding Staff Awards

Nine UC Riverside staff members were honored by UCR Staff Assembly as part of its annual Outstanding Staff Awards. The awards were presented at an afternoon ceremony Wednesday, June 29, at the Alumni and Visitors Center. It was the first in-person presentation of the awards since 2019. The awards recognize staff members for excellence in their work...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR ITS Bests UCSB and SDSU to Win Google Cloud Hero Cup

UC Riverside Information Technology Solutions, or ITS –campus’ central information technology organization–won the inaugural Google Cloud Hero Cup against competitors from UC Santa Barbara and San Diego State University. The gamified Google Cloud training took place over the course of three hours on Friday, June 24. Each University was represented...

By University Communications |

Graduate student receives predoctoral fellowship for epilepsy research

Andrew Huang, a biomedical sciences graduate student at UC Riverside, has been awarded a one-year American Epilepsy Society Predoctoral Research Fellowship. The $30,000 award includes $1,000 for Huang to use as travel funds to attend the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in December 2022. He will also receive a complimentary...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR wins CASE award for student marketing efforts

UC Riverside won a top award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, for a student recruitment brochure that showcases the campus’ welcoming and diverse community. In the Circle of Excellence Awards, announced June 22, UCR’s University Communications won a gold award in the student recruitment publications category...

By Imran Ghori |

How does cannabis affect gut health?

A UC Riverside biomedical scientist has received a grant to investigate

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

World premiere: An opera with an electronic track

Ian Dicke’s first opera launched during the Synchromy Opera Festival in Pasadena.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Xóchitl Chávez is curatorial advisor of a Smithsonian American Latino exhibition

The gallery features a Spanish and English exhibition titled: “¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States.” It opens June 18.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Physicist conferred honorary doctorate by Universitat de València

Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been conferred an honorary doctorate by the Universitat de València for his work in experimental physics and discovery of gravitational waves. The recognition is the highest honor given by the university, which is one of the oldest in Spain and considered one of the country’s...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR Ph.D. candidate wins UC President’s Fellowship

Jessie Bridgewater, a doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in developmental psychology at UC Riverside, was awarded the University of California President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship. The $30,000 award, established as part of The UC-Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Doctoral Diversity Initiative (DDI), aims to support underrepresented Ph.D...

By Brigid Boll |

Four UCR faculty become elite Fulbright scholars

Highlanders head to New Zealand, Argentina, Turkey and Germany

By Jules Bernstein |

Graduate student receives grant to study how maternal gut microbiome affects social behavior of offspring

Doctoral student Elena Kozlova has received a $25,000 grant from the food and beverage company Danone North America to explore how the gut microbiome, probiotics, and yogurt help support and maintain human health and wellness. The 2021-2022 Danone North America Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant will help Kozlova study how the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |