Graduate student receives predoctoral fellowship for epilepsy research

Andrew Huang, a biomedical sciences graduate student at UC Riverside, has been awarded a one-year American Epilepsy Society Predoctoral Research Fellowship. The $30,000 award includes $1,000 for Huang to use as travel funds to attend the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in December 2022. He will also receive a complimentary...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR ITS Bests UCSB and SDSU to Win Google Cloud Hero Cup

UC Riverside Information Technology Solutions, or ITS –campus’ central information technology organization–won the inaugural Google Cloud Hero Cup against competitors from UC Santa Barbara and San Diego State University. The gamified Google Cloud training took place over the course of three hours on Friday, June 24. Each University was represented...

By University Communications |

UCR wins CASE award for student marketing efforts

UC Riverside won a top award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, for a student recruitment brochure that showcases the campus’ welcoming and diverse community. In the Circle of Excellence Awards, announced June 22, UCR’s University Communications won a gold award in the student recruitment publications category...

By Imran Ghori |

How does cannabis affect gut health?

A UC Riverside biomedical scientist has received a grant to investigate

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

World premiere: An opera with an electronic track

Ian Dicke’s first opera launched during the Synchromy Opera Festival in Pasadena.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Xóchitl Chávez is curatorial advisor of a Smithsonian American Latino exhibition

The gallery features a Spanish and English exhibition titled: “¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States.” It opens June 18.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Physicist conferred honorary doctorate by Universitat de València

Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been conferred an honorary doctorate by the Universitat de València for his work in experimental physics and discovery of gravitational waves. The recognition is the highest honor given by the university, which is one of the oldest in Spain and considered one of the country’s...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR Ph.D. candidate wins UC President’s Fellowship

Jessie Bridgewater, a doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in developmental psychology at UC Riverside, was awarded the University of California President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship. The $30,000 award, established as part of The UC-Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Doctoral Diversity Initiative (DDI), aims to support underrepresented Ph.D...

By Brigid Boll |

Four UCR faculty become elite Fulbright scholars

Highlanders head to New Zealand, Argentina, Turkey and Germany

By Jules Bernstein |

Graduate student receives grant to study how maternal gut microbiome affects social behavior of offspring

Doctoral student Elena Kozlova has received a $25,000 grant from the food and beverage company Danone North America to explore how the gut microbiome, probiotics, and yogurt help support and maintain human health and wellness. The 2021-2022 Danone North America Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant will help Kozlova study how the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Education student wins Rutgers internship

Alexis Weatherspoon, a graduate student at UC Riverside’s School of Education, has been accepted as one of three 2022 John Smartt Summer Scholars at the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions. Weatherspoon is working on a master’s degree in diversity and equity and is a TRIO Scholars graduate mentor who participated in the Chancellor’s...

By Imran Ghori |

American Council on Education awards fellowship to school psychology professor

Austin Johnson will join the 2022-23 class of ACE Fellows.

By Holly Ober |

Two students recognized for excellence in research

Two UC Riverside seniors are the recipients of the 2021-22 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement. Preeti Juturu, a fourth-year public policy and economics major, and Shayan Saeed, a Middle East and Islamic studies major, were selected for the award, given annually by the Academic Senate to two...

By Imran Ghori |

Four UCR students win National Science Foundation Fellowships

Four UC Riverside students have been selected to receive highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or GRFP, recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing...

By Brigid Boll |

Neurobiologist receives high honor from National Fragile X Foundation

Neurobiologist Anubhuti Goel, an assistant professor of psychology, has received a Junior Investigator Award for 2022 from the National Fragile X Foundation, or NFXF. Goel, who joined UCR in 2019, is one of only 10 researchers to be honored with the award this year. The award will allow Goel to present her research at the NFXF International Fragile...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Two professors receive Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Cell biologist Manuela Martins-Green and parasitologist Adler Dillman are this year’s recipients of UC Riverside’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement. The award is presented every spring to faculty members with a distinguished record of fostering undergraduate research or creative activity. The...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR entomology professor receives NCUE Distinguished Achievement Award

UC Riverside Professor and Endowed Presidential Chair in Urban Entomology Chow-Yang Lee has been presented with the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award in Urban Entomology in recognition of his contributions to the field. Considered the highest recognition urban entomologists can receive in the field, Lee was presented the award on May 16 in Salt...

By Brigid Boll |

UCR psychology researchers among’s top 1,000 Scientists

Three UC Riverside psychology faculty members are among the Top 1,000 Scientists in’s ranking of psychology researchers . The ranking is based on criteria including publications in research journals, citations in research journals, publication and citation impact – measured by a metric called the “h index” – and factors including...

By J.D. Warren |

Doctoral student awarded competitive national fellowship to study social anxiety

Dana Glenn is the recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Heejung Jung named SAE Fellow

Heejung Jung has been named a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, in recognition of his expertise and work in vehicle emissions for new emissions standards and new emissions measurement methods.

By Holly Ober |