Awards for April 22nd, 2019

History professor emeritus receives Latino Spirit Award

The award to UCR’s Carlos Cortés comes from the California Latino Legislative Caucus

By Tess Eyrich |

Physicist elected foreign member of the Royal Society

Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science. Barish was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves,” along with American physicists Rainer...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR honored for veterans hiring outreach

UC Riverside has been named an employer of the year for its policies and practices encouraging the hiring of veterans. The university will be one of nine honored by the California Employer Advisory Council at a May 2 luncheon in Monterey. The award recognizes “employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies towards U.S. veterans in hiring...

By Imran Ghori |