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Chemists group honors UCR professor

Francisco Zaera, a distinguished professor of chemistry, has been named the inaugural winner of an award from the Catalysis Science and Technology Division of the American Chemical Society, or ACS, to recognize his “Exceptional Achievements in Catalysis.” The award “acknowledges excellence and scientific leadership in catalysis science and...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Climate scientist is a Sloan Fellow

Wei Liu , an assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for his work to improve our understanding of the ocean’s role in climate change and climate variability. Sloan Research Fellowships honor early career scientists and scholars whose...
By Holly Ober |

Engineering professor named educator of the year

Kawai Tam, a UC Riverside associate professor of teaching of chemical and environmental engineering, has been named the John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year. Kawai Tam was named Educator of the Year by the Engineers' Council. The award was presented to Tam by the Engineers’ Council at a Feb. 23 ceremony in Universal City. The group...
By Imran Ghori |

Graduate School of Education dean named as 2019 AERA Fellow

Dean Thomas M. Smith is one of only 10 scholars nationwide to receive the honor
By Tess Eyrich |

UCR vice chancellor appointed to federal defense advisory board

Michael Pazzani, UC Riverside vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development, has been appointed to the Defense Science Board, a Department of Defense advisory committee. The board provides top federal officials, including the Secretary of Defense, with independent advice and recommendations on science, technology, manufacturing and other...
By Imran Ghori |

Engineering professor wins humanitarian award for environmental technology work

Mihri Ozkan, a UC Riverside professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded a 2018 Rotary Humanitarian Star award for her work in developing environmentally friendly technology. Ozkan was presented with the award in the environmental improvement category at a Jan. 31 reception at the University Club of Pasadena. She was recognized for...
By Imran Ghori |

Philosophy professor wins research award

Peter Graham, a UC Riverside professor of philosophy, has been awarded a 2019 Humboldt Research Award, a prize given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to top scientists and scholars outside of Germany. He is the first professor from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences to receive the award. Only 100 scientists and scholars...
By Richard Garcia Jr. |

Doctoral student awarded fellowship by national science group

Lauren Walker, a doctoral student in environmental toxicology, has been awarded the first Howard Garrison Public Affairs Fellowship by the Teratology Society Council. The fellowship allows Walker to participate in the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology, or FASEB, Capitol Hill advocacy day on March 6 and 7. Each year, FASEB...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Education professor awarded for research on learning disabilities

Asha Jitendra holds the Graduate School of Education’s Peloy Chair in Learning Disabilities
By Tess Eyrich |

Two UCR dancemakers receive national award

New York’s Foundation for Contemporary Arts recognized Department of Dance Assistant Professor Taisha Paggett and MFA student Julie Tolentino.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Two UCR grads join Capital Fellows program

Two recent UC Riverside graduates are part of the 2018-2019 class of Capital Fellows serving in the state Legislature in Sacramento. Mina Hakin and Claire Marks, both graduates with degrees in political science, are Senate Fellows in the program administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Mina Hakin...
By Imran Ghori |

Research initiative receives 'Beacon of Democracy' award

The initiative, AAPI Data, was established in 2013 by UC Riverside political scientist Karthick Ramakrishnan
By Tess Eyrich |

TAPS officers recognized for agile emergency response

Diana Serrano and Joseph Ray Osborn received the Wayne Dalton Award from the California Public Parking Association.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR professor receives lifetime achievement award for Latin American studies

David Pion-Berlin, a professor of political science at UCR, is the recipient of the 2019 Alfred Stepan Lifetime Achievement Award in Defense, Public Security and Democracy by the Latin American Studies Association. Pion-Berlin was selected in December based on significant contributions to the study of civil military relations in Latin America. He...
By Imran Ghori |

Albert Wang Elected National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Albert Wang, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his patents on design-for-reliability for integrated circuits and systems that have been widely used by the industry. Wang is also an IEEE Fellow...
By Holly Ober |

Seven students receive fellowships

Seven UC Riverside students received fellowships to work on issues that impact food access and the environment. The fellowships were granted on behalf of two University of California Office of the President programs: UCOP Global Food Initiative and UCOP Carbon Neutrality Initiative. Both fellowships fund student-generated research, related projects...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR Lecturer named 2018-2020 Inlandia Literary Laureate

UCR Lecturer Rachelle Cruz has been appointed to a two-year term as Inlandia Literary Laureate , an award celebrating the literary excellence of the inland Southern California region. To be eligible, Inlandia Literary Laureates must live or work in Inland Southern California, write in a regional voice, work with diverse audiences, mentor emerging...
By Jessica Weber |

Guerrero brings home 'Best Music Video' award

During the 43 rd Annual American Indian Film Festival, Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production Assistant Professor Kimberly Guerrero brought home the Best Music Video award. The award was in recognition for the video created by The StyleHorse Collective, a production company made up of indigenous creatives co-founded by Guerrero, during...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Postdoc in School of Medicine receives prestigious NIH fellowship

Rebekah Charney, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Medicine, has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health. The fellowship provides $177,000 to support Charney for three years to...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

11 UCR researchers make highly cited list

Eleven researchers at the University of California, Riverside, are among 4,058 individuals included on the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of Thomson Reuters. The list includes the most frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and recognizes...
By Sarah Nightingale |
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