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 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 |

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 |

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 |

Neuroscientist Receives Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience

Hongdian Yang , whose research focuses on neural circuit mechanisms underlying sensory perception, has received a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience, a joint project of The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation . Aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations, the awards are presented to highly promising,...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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 |

Professor Selected as GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lecturer

Abhijit Ghosh, an assistant professor of earth sciences, has been selected as a 2018-19 Distinguished Lecturer for the National Science Foundation-funded GeoPRISMS (Geodynamic Processes at Rifting and Subducting Margins) program. GeoPRISMS brings together researchers investigating the architecture, mechanisms, and plumbing of continental margins at...
By Sarah Nightingale |