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Lalami named “great immigrant, great American” by national foundation

Laila Lalami, a professor of creative writing at UC Riverside, sometimes describes herself as an “immigrant by chance.” Born and raised in Rabat, Morocco, she came to the United States in 1992 to pursue her education with plans to return home once she earned her graduate degree. But she ended up meeting her husband, an American, and stayed,...
By Imran Ghori |

Georgios Vidalakis named to prestigious, endowed citrus research position

Georgios Vidalakis, a professor and UC extension specialist in UCR’s Microbiology and Plant Pathology Department, has been named Presidential Researcher for Sustainable Citrus Clonal Protection.
By Jules Bernstein |

Professor honored during annual Lamba Celebration

The LGBT Resource Center's annual Lamba Celebration includes the Lambda Awards, which recognize faculty, staff, and students
By Samantha Stanfill |

UCR employees honored by Staff Assembly

UCR Staff Assembly presented awards to eight staff members at a June 12 reception at the chancellor’s residence as part of its annual recognition of exceptional employees. The Outstanding Staff Awards recognize campus staff “for their commitment to the university’s goals of higher education, research and service, and for making UC Riverside and...
By Imran Ghori |

Balandin receives Brillouin Medal for graphene phonon research

Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, has received the Brillouin Medal from the International Phononics Society
By Holly Ober |

MRB wins design award

UC Riverside’s newest — and largest — research building has won an award for its design from a national construction industry group. The Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB , won the Design Excellence Award from the Design Build Institute of America Western Region. The award was presented at the group’s regional conference last week....
By Imran Ghori |

William P. Erchul receives APA lifetime achievement award

Erchul, a professor of education, has been honored with the 2019 Jack Bardon Distinguished Service Award from Division 16 of the American Psychological Association
By Tess Eyrich |

Healthy Campus volunteers recognized

UCR Healthy Campus thanked its faculty, staff, and student volunteers who promote its projects and activities at a May 14 luncheon. 75 committee and subcommittee members were served a healthy lunch and received a choice of a Healthy Campus T-shirt, towel, or bag. Gerry Bomotti, vice chancellor of Planning, Budget and Administration, spoke at the...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR research agronomist receives USDA New Investigator Award

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has awarded nearly $500,000 to Elia Scudiero, a professional researcher in the environmental sciences department, for a project helping California’s farmers use water more efficiently while protecting crops.
By Jules Bernstein |

Keith Widaman honored with APA annual award

Widaman, a distinguished professor of education, is the recipient of the 2019 Samuel J. Messick Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association
By Tess Eyrich |

Jan Blacher wins APA career award

Blacher, who serves as founding director of UCR’s SEARCH Center, is the recipient of the 2019 Edgar A. Doll Award from Division 33 of the American Psychological Association
By Tess Eyrich |

Four UCR students win 2019-20 Fulbright awards

UCR’s Fulbright recipients will conduct research in Italy, Chile, Australia, and Austria over the next academic year
By Tess Eyrich |

Engineering professor receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Luat Vuong, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a prestigious Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award.
By Holly Ober |

National Science Foundation award helps UCR train tomorrow’s STEM teachers

A $1.5 million National Science Foundation award will help transform more than 50 UC Riverside students into the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math teachers. The Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship is building a pipeline to move talented undergraduate STEM students through UCR’s teaching credential programs and...
By Jules Bernstein |

Several students receive prestigious NSF fellowships and honorable mentions

Nine University of California, Riverside, students received National Science Foundation, or NSF, Graduate Research Fellowships this year. The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics —...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Double honor for UCR physician

Dr. Scott Allen, a professor of clinical medicine in the School of Medicine, was the co-recipient with Dr. Pamela McPherson, a child and adolescent psychiatry specialist in Shreveport, Louisiana, of the 2019 Physicians for Human Rights Award in recognition of their efforts on behalf of children and families in immigration detention. Actress...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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 |

UCR student headed to Pacific Northwest National Lab

UCR’s Samuel Britton is one of only 70 graduate students nationwide selected to conduct thesis research at a U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, Laboratory. Britton, a mathematics doctoral student, will head to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state to work in the area of computational biology and bioinformatics. The DOE Office of...
By Jules Bernstein |
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