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UCR faculty members recognized for palliative care research

Congratulations to Kristyn Pellecchia, assistant professor of Family Medicine, and co-sponsor Juliet McMullin, chair of the Department of Anthropology and formerly of the School of Medicine’s Center for Healthy Communities, on the receipt of a $10,000 grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation to advance palliative care research. The money will...
By University Communications |

Clifford Trafzer honored with American Indian Lifetime Achievement Award

Clifford Trafzer, a distinguished professor in UCR’s history department, is the recipient of the Western History Association’s 2018 American Indian Lifetime Achievement Award
By Tess Eyrich |

Physicist, Nobel laureate conferred honorary degree

Nobel laureate Barry Barish, who joined the faculty of the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy earlier this year, has been conferred the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski by the academic council of Sofia University, Bulgaria. The award ceremony, including a lecture by Barish, will take place at a date...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UC receives a Focus on Efficiency Award from the California Higher Education Collaborative

The project began with recognition that the lack of communication and influence skills presented major reputational risks to EH&S departments, and threatened safety culture initiatives. This was because safety staff, while armed with technical knowledge, lacked people skills needed for successful programming. Unfortunately, the only solution...
By University Communications |

TAPS receives national accreditation

After six months of gathering documentation and reviewing processes, UC Riverside’s Transportation and Parking Services department became the first UC to become recognized as an Accredited Parking Organization by the International Parking Institute, known as IPI. According to IPI’s website, this Virginia-based institute is the largest association...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Giving the discounted a voice

A book that Ian A. Lubin of the UCR School of Medicine edited – “ICT-Supported Innovations in Small Countries and Developing Regions” (Springer, 2018) – has won the “2018 Outstanding Publication Award for a Book” from the Division of Culture, Learning and Technology, or CLT, of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, or AECT,...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

ESA Recognizes Professor for Interactive Approach to Teaching

William Walton, a professor of entomology, has received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching from the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The award is presented annually to the member of the Society deemed to be the most outstanding teacher of the year. Walton, who has been on the UCR faculty since 1995, teaches insect ecology,...
By Sarah Nightingale |

CHASS Dean Chosen for Riverside Leadership Program

Milagros Peña, dean of UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, or CHASS, has been selected as one of 24 civic leaders to take part in Leadership Riverside , a program developed by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce to inspire the next generation of active leaders in the region. Rounding out the program’s 2019 class are...
By Samantha Stanfill |

Professor Kawai Tam Recognized Campus-wide for Teaching and Research Excellence

Kawai Tam, a professor of teaching of chemical and environmental engineering (CEE) at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) was named the recipient of both the University of California, Riverside (UCR) 2017-2018 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement and the BCOE Distinguished...
By Katharine Hall |

The Celebration of Teaching Recognizes Bioengineering Professor and Advisor at Annual Event

In May, the University of California, Riverside (UCR) recognized William Grover, assistant professor of bioengineering, and Emily Nudge, bioengineering academic advisor, at its annual Celebration of Teaching event for their contributions to enhancing the student experience. The event, now in its second year, highlights excellence in teaching and...
By Katharine Hall |

Research by bioengineering professor highlighted in publication

The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) featured assistant professor of bioengineering Giulia Palermo’s research in its 2018 Young Investigators Virtual Issue released in July. Her publication, “Protospacer adjacent motif-induced allostery activates CRISPR-Cas9,” was selected as one of 26 publications featured on the list that compiles...
By Katharine Hall |

Scientists Named Fellows of the Entomological Society of America

Mark Hoddle and Richard Stouthamer have been elected 2018 fellows of the Entomological Society of America (EMA), the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Hoddle and Stouthamer are among 10 new fellows elected by the Governing Board of the ESA, an...
By Sarah Nightingale |

Jeanette Kohl Receives One-Year Fellowship

Jeanette Kohl , an associate professor and former chair of UC Riverside’s Department of the History of Art, has received a one-year fellowship at the prestigious Princeton Institute for Advanced Study based in New Jersey. Kohl’s fellowship starts on Sept. 1 and ends on July 1, 2019, within the institute’s School of Historical Studies. She will use...
By University Communications |

UCR Recognized for Safety Culture Efforts

The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Association (CSHEMA) has named UCR a winner of its Innovation Award, which honors institutions that have implemented innovative process improvements, resource enhancements, or initiatives that improve the safety culture on campus. Out of ten universities, UCR was the only one to receive the Award of...
By University Communications |

UCR Alumna Becomes Fourth Woman to Serve as SACNAS President

onia Zárate, who received her doctorate in molecular plant biology at UCR in 2007, has been elected to serve as president of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science , or SACNAS. Her four-year term, which includes one year as the president-elect, two years as president, and one year as past president,...
By Madeline Adamo |

Bourns Professor’s Project Funded in Energy Frontier Research Center at Oak Ridge National Lab

Jianzhong Wu , a chemical engineering professor at the Bourns College of Engineering, has received funding from the Department of Energy to establish computational techniques to predict charge transport in nanostructured materials during charge-discharge cycling of electrochemical devices. The findings will contribute to the development of new...
By University Communications |

UCR Creative Writing Assistant Professor Nominated for 2018 Ohioana Book Award

Deanne Stillman, a member of the core faculty at UCR’s Palm Desert Low-Residency MFA Creative Writing program, is a finalist for the 2018 Ohioana Book Awards . The awards, first given in 1942, are the second-oldest state literary prizes in the nation and honor outstanding works by authors from Ohio. Stillman’s work of narrative nonfiction, “ Blood...
By Jessica Weber |

Dickson Emeritus Awards Announced

The 2018 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus/a Professorship has been awarded to UCR Emeritus/a Professors David Fairris, Department of Economics; Wendy Rogers, Department of Dance; and Susan Hackwood, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. The three awardees were recommended by the University Committee on Faculty Welfare. “We received a number of...
By Madeline Adamo |

Assistant Professor Wins Kenneth Rothman Epidemiology Prize

The editors and editorial board of the journal Epidemiology have awarded this year’s Rothman Epidemiology Prize to Esra Kürüm, an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics. The $5,000 award is funded by a private endowment and is given annually for the best paper published in the journal in the preceding year. The selection criteria are...
By University Communications |

SOM Assistant Professor Receives Distinction for Scholarship on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

A research paper co-authored by Nicholas DiPatrizio, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the UCR School of Medicine, has been selected by the American Physiological Society, or APS, as an “APSselect” for distinction in scholarship. Donovan Argueta, a bioengineering graduate student who works in DiPatrizio’s lab, is also a co-author,...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |
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