UCR professor wins two major psychology awards

UCR psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky was presented with the Christopher J. Peterson Gold Medal in July from the International Positive Psychology Association — one of two major awards she’s received in the past year. The medal honors leading scholars who make important contributions to the field of positive psychology. The organization presented the...
By Imran Ghori |

MFA student J.D. Horn named finalist for annual Louisiana book campaign

J.D. Horn ’20, a student in the UCR Palm Desert Low-Residency MFA program, has been selected as a finalist for the One Book One Parish campaign organized by Shreve Memorial Library
By Jessica Weber |

Dining Services wins safety award

UCR Dining Services has won a Spotlight Award from the UC Office of the President for its R’Safety Program. The program, which was rolled out at the campus’ cafes and dining halls over the past year, promotes workplace safety through increased employee engagement on safety issues and injury prevention, said Gustavo Plascencia, safety and...
By Imran Ghori |

MRB receives official LEED certification

UC Riverside’s newest and largest research facility has received its official LEED Platinum certification, signifying it meets the building industry’s highest energy-efficiency standards. The Multidisciplinary Research Building , or MRB, opened in January after three-and-a-half years of construction. The first group of researchers moved into the...
By Imran Ghori |

Electrical engineer receives the Faculty Research Lecturer Award

Bir Bhanu is a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Endowed Presidential Chair in Engineering
By Holly Ober |

Outstanding teaching assistants honored

Several dozen teaching assistants at UCR were honored with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the 2018-19 academic year. The winners, nominated by their respective departments, are honored “for being particularly dedicated and effective at engaging their students in disciplinary modes of inquiry,” according to the Graduate Division, which...
By Imran Ghori |

CIFAR awards prestigious fellowships to UCR professors studying fungi

For their proposal to study the dangers and benefits of fungi, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, or CIFAR , has awarded fellowships to two UCR professors, Hailing Jin and Jason Stajich . As CIFAR fellows, Jin and Stajich join a community of researchers that includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 of the world’s most accomplished...
By Jules Bernstein |

Two teaching assistants named distinguished teachers for the academic year

Two UCR teaching assistants are the recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award for the 2018-19 school year. The Teaching Assistant Development Program presented the awards in May to Elizabeth Hann, a teaching assistant in botany and plant sciences; and Alex Leung, a teaching assistant in psychology. The awards come with a $500 monetary prize....
By Imran Ghori |

White House honors two UCR professors with early career award

Two UC Riverside professors have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for scientists and engineers at the beginning stages of their careers. The White House announced July 3 that Suveen Mathaudhu, an associate professor in the materials science and...
By Imran Ghori |

Three professors win excellence in teaching awards from UCR’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Nigel Hughes, a professor of geology in UC Riverside's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is the 2018-19 recipient of the Innovative Teaching Award from UCR’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The academy also awarded the Junior Excellence in Teaching Award to two faculty members, Stephanie Dingwall, who joined the Department of...
By University Communications |

Doctoral student wins immunology prize

Mark Wiley, a doctoral student in biomedical sciences working with faculty members Nicholas DiPatrizio and Meera Nair, received the American Associations of Immunologists Young Investigator Award for best oral presentation on June 28 at Immunology LA 2019, hosted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Mark Wiley Wiley’s presentation, titled “Lipid Talk:...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR professor named vice chair of UC-wide Academic Senate

Mary Gauvain, a UCR distinguished professor of psychology, has been named as vice chair of the systemwide University of California Academic Senate for 2019-20, and will become chair in 2020-21. The UC-wide Academic Senate, or Faculty Senate, is the principle authority for academic matters within the 10-campus UC system. Each of the campuses has its...
By J.D. Warren |

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 |