Awards

Gift to UCR enables Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program’s first award

Yuqi Ma, a doctoral student in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, is the first recipient of an award of $10,000 from the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, made possible by a gift from the Leonard Family Foundation. The Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at UCR is the first graduate program selected for...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicist receives lifetime award from American Physical Society

Each year a small percentage of active referees of the Physical Review journals are selected and honored by the American Physical Society, or APS, with the “Outstanding Referee” designation. The number, quality, and timeliness of referee reports determine the selections. Outstanding Referee is a lifetime award. UC Riverside physicist Simeon Bird is...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Chancellor honored for leadership

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox is this year’s recipient of the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, District VII. The recognition honors outstanding efforts to promote education. Wilcox was presented with the award Tuesday, March 1 at the CASE District VII conference in San...

By Imran Ghori |

‘Autism Goes to College’ wins Anthem Award

The film follows five Southern California college students on the autism spectrum as they navigate college

By Holly Ober |

School of Education dissertation wins prestigious award

Arturo Nevárez received an award from the American Educational Research Association

By Holly Ober |

UCR hydrologist receives top honor from American Geophysical Union

Award highlights Professor Jirka Simunek's many contributions to his field

By Jules Bernstein |

Yamaha recognizes music lecturer

Terry Nguyen was included in the 2022 Yamaha 40 Under 40.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR distinguished professor receives Geochemical Society’s top honor

Victor M. Goldschmidt Award recognizes major career achievements

By Jules Bernstein |

Biofuels trailblazer elected to National Academy of Engineering

Charles E. Wyman has devoted most of his career to understanding and advancing technologies for the conversion of sustainable biomass into fuels, chemicals, and materials

By Holly Ober |

National Academy of Inventors recognizes four UCR professors

The National Academy of Inventors, or NAI, has bestowed its top honors on four professors from the University of California, Riverside.

By Jules Bernstein |

Grant to fund health interventions in immigrant communities

Researchers Ann Cheney and Evelyn Vázquez in the UCR School of Medicine’s Department of Social Medicine, Population, and Public Health have received $113,514 in funding from the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board for a project that will “mitigate psychological trauma and mental health disparities in immigrant communities during the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Professor appointed to state arts council

UC Riverside Professor Gerald Clarke has been appointed to the California Arts Council by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the governor’s office announced Friday, Feb. 4. Clarke has served as an assistant professor of ethnic studies at UCR since 2016. Previously, he held several positions at Idyllwild Arts Academy from 1998 to 2016, including Visual Arts...

By University Communications |

Student Affairs again named among most promising places to work

For the second year in a row, UC Riverside has been named among the “Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.” UCR’s Student Affairs Organization was one of only 15 selected for the annual report, which will be published in the March 3 edition of “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” magazine. The institutions were not ranked in any order...

By Imran Ghori |

Grant to biomedical scientist will support cerebral malaria research

Byron Ford, a professor of biomedical sciences in the UC Riverside School of Medicine, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to develop a new intervention against cerebral malaria. Human cerebral malaria, or HCM, is a severe form of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, associated with nearly 500,000 deaths in children...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Four UC Riverside professors named AAAS Fellows

The honor is considered one of the highlights of a recipient’s career

By Holly Ober |

Paleontology Professor Mary Droser wins National Academy of Sciences medal

Award recognizes outstanding research into ancient life

By Jules Bernstein |

Graphic novelist wins top science fiction award

John Jennings, a professor of media and cultural studies at UC Riverside, has won a 2021 Hugo Award for the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s science fiction novel “Parable of the Sower.” Drawn by Jennings and scripted by his longtime collaborator Damian Duffy, the adaptation won in the best graphic story category in the December awards...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR entomologist wins Japan’s biggest prize for young researchers

Naoki Yamanaka, associate entomology professor, recognized for work on steroids

By Jules Bernstein |

NIH grant will help biomedical scientist study mechanism involved in neurogenesis

Sika Zheng, an associate professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine, recently received a five-year National Institutes of Health grant of nearly $2.5 million to study the functional role of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, or NMD, in the complicated and dynamic process of neurogenesis, a term used to describe the generation of neurons...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicist’s experiment makes ‘standard literature’

UC Riverside physicist Umar Mohideen has achieved what few physicists have in their careers: his research has made the “standard literature,” meaning it has become part of the key experiments of physics. “Since it is in textbooks, the experiment is part of the established key experiments,” said Mohideen, a distinguished professor of physics. “It...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |