Awards

Professors honored for their teaching innovation

UCR’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers recognized three professors this year.

By University Communications |

Two UCR faculty members named among best business professors

Two UC Riverside School of Business professors have been named to the Poets & Quants Top 40 Under 40 MBA Professors list for 2020. Ye Li, 36, and Marlo Raveendran, 37, are both assistant professors of management. Li has been a faculty member since 2012 while Raveendran joined UCR in 2013. Poets & Quants, a publication covering business schools and...

By Imran Ghori |

Five students awarded NSF fellowships

Five UC Riverside students have been selected to receive a 2020 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, or NSF. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR distinguished professor named Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Allison Hedge Coke, a distinguished professor in the Department of Creative Writing, was named the Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals for the spring 2020 semester at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

By Jessica Weber |

Business professor named journal editor

Thomas Kramer, a UC Riverside professor of marketing, has been named a co-editor of the Journal of Consumer Psychology, one of the top academic journals covering psychology relating to consumer behavior. Kramer, an associate dean for undergraduate business programs at the UCR School of Business, is a member of the editorial team that will oversee...

By Imran Ghori |

Biochemistry student wins Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

UC Riverside student Jennifer Le is among about 400 college students across the nation to be awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and competitive awards in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematic fields, or STEM. From a pool of over 5,000 sophomores and juniors, 1,343 students were nominated by 461...

By Imran Ghori |

Graduate students recognized with public policy awards

UC Riverside graduate students, Kavya Samudrala and William Ota, have each been named winners of the 2020 STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award, which recognizes an outstanding proposal for new California state legislation from University of California graduate students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, or STEM, fields. The...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Two films produced by UCR screenwriting professor recognized at Sedona International Film Festival

"Foster Boy" and "The Great 14th" won Director’s Choice awards at the 2020 Sedona International Film Festival, which took place Feb. 22-March 1

By Jessica Weber |

Cengiz Ozkan elevated to Materials Research Society Fellow

Ozkan will also serve as meeting chair for the Fall 2021 Materials Research Society meeting in Boston

By Holly Ober |

SRC spotlighted by recreation magazine

A national recreation magazine has picked UC Riverside’s Student Recreation Center, or SRC, as its “Rec of the Month” for March. It’s the first time the facility has won the recognition from Campus Rec, a resource for college and university recreation centers and professionals. “Our department is focused on providing holistic well-being and stress...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR Healthy Campus receives funds to promote student well-being

UC Riverside Healthy Campus has received a $3,500 grant from the American College Health Foundation for a pilot program to study how faculty members can influence student well-being. The group plans to recruit and train 10 faculty members to incorporate strategies promoting a healthier classroom environment for undergraduates. The study would take...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR student team wins EPA grant

A UC Riverside student research team has been awarded a nearly $25,000 grant to develop sustainable construction material using wheat straw. The students were among 18 teams of graduate and undergraduate students across the country awarded grants by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, for projects that use sustainable technology to...

By Imran Ghori |

Professor honored for contributions to neurochemistry

Monica J. Carson, who holds the S. Sue Johnson Presidential Endowed Chair at UC Riverside, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Bernard Haber Award in recognition of her contributions to the world’s neurochemical societies. The award, given by the American Society for Neurochemistry, is accompanied by a plaque and $5,000. Created in 2005...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR student researcher wins grant

UC Riverside’s Chris Cosma, a second-year doctoral student studying evolution, ecology, and organismal biology, has received a California Native Plant Society 2019-20 Education Grant. The grants are awarded to student researchers focused on California native plants. Cosma is researching moth-plant pollination at Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research...

By Imran Ghori |

Ecologist Exequiel Ezcurra receives AAAS Science Diplomacy Award

UC Riverside professor protects deserts on the US-Mexico border

By Holly Ober |

MRB lauded as an outstanding Riverside building

UC Riverside’s Multidisciplinary Research Building received the top honor in the city of Riverside’s annual beautification awards recognizing outstanding buildings. The research facility, also referred to as MRB, was presented with the Award of Distinction at Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey’s State of the City address on Jan. 30. Campus Architect...

By Imran Ghori |

Researchers win state funding to improve STEM education

An interdisciplinary team led by UC Riverside’s Kinnari Atit has received $100,000 from the California Education Learning Lab

By Tess Eyrich |

Morikis Memorial Symposium draws a large crowd

Dimitrios Morikis was a founding member of the Department of Bioengineering

By Holly Ober |

UCR training team wins award for collaboration

UCR’s Risk & Safety Training Center of Excellence received a Collaboration Award from California State University for safety training material developed by its staff members. The award was presented Jan. 9 at Cal State San Marcos, to the team that assisted the California State University system by providing laboratory safety materials produced at...

By Imran Ghori |

SOM professor invited to Emerging Leaders Forum

Brandon Brown, an associate professor in the Center for Healthy Communities in the UCR School of Medicine, has been invited to participate in the 2020 National Academy of Medicine's Emerging Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only event, which will take place mid-March, connects 70 emerging leaders working across health, medicine, and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |