Awards

UCR student lands summer job at defense nonprofit

A UC Riverside student has been working on a research project regarding trust in automation as a summer associate at the Institute of Defense Analyses, or IDA, in Alexandria, Virginia. Arielle Manganiello, a graduate student working toward her doctorate of philosophy in social psychology, developed the research project from the ground up. Arielle...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR fellows produce winning water-education film

An educational film about water produced by UC Riverside students took second place in an environmental film competition hosted by the American Chemical Society. The group’s Committee on Environmental Improvement held the film competition at its national meeting in San Diego from Aug. 25-29. The film already won in the “Water’s Impact on People”...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR professor named research ambassador

Boerge Hemmerling, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an expert on optics and lasers, is one of 21 scientists selected to serve as a Research Ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD, during the 2019-20 academic year. DAAD Research Ambassadors are scholars and scientists in North America who have conducted...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR paleontologist wins prestigious prize

UC Riverside Professor Mary Droser, winner of the 2019 Moore Medal in Paleontology. Mary Droser, a decorated paleontology professor, now has another accolade to her name. She is the winner of the 2019 Moore Medal in Paleontology awarded by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. More than 2,700 geoscientists belong to the society, which exists to help...
By Jules Bernstein |

Elite Food and Agriculture Research fellowship goes to UCR doctoral student

UC Riverside Environmental Toxicology doctoral student Danielle Stevenson is one of only 17 people nationwide selected as a 2019 Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, or FFAR, fellow. Environmental Toxicology doctoral student Danielle Stevenson. (UCR / Ilse Ungeheuer) The fellowship program is run by the College of Agriculture and Life...
By Jules Bernstein |

Sociology and public policy professor wins CHASS distinguished lecturer award

Steven Brint, a UCR distinguished professor of sociology and public policy, is the recipient of the 2018-19 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Lecturer Award. The award was announced in July and will be presented in spring 2020. Steven Brint The award recognizes Brint’s “outstanding scholarly contributions to our college and...
By University Communications |

Women’s Tennis and Men’s Cross Country Receive NCAA Public Recognition Award

The UC Riverside Women's Tennis and the Men's Cross Country teams were honored with an NCAA academic award that illustrates the teams dedication to excelling in the classroom. Both teams received the NCAA Public Recognition Award which is bestowed upon teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their...
By University Communications |

Guillermo Aguilar elevated to Mexican National Academy of Engineering

Aguilar specializes in biomedical optics and lasers and is developing a ceramic “Window to the Brain” with Mexican colleagues
By Holly Ober |

Sociologist receives fellowship for women scholars

Victoria Reyes, an assistant professor of sociology, is the recipient of a 2019-20 American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women
By Tess Eyrich |

UCR professor wins two major psychology awards

UCR psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky was presented with the Christopher J. Peterson Gold Medal in July from the International Positive Psychology Association — one of two major awards she’s received in the past year. The medal honors leading scholars who make important contributions to the field of positive psychology. The organization presented the...
By Imran Ghori |

MFA student J.D. Horn named finalist for annual Louisiana book campaign

J.D. Horn ’20, a student in the UCR Palm Desert Low-Residency MFA program, has been selected as a finalist for the One Book One Parish campaign organized by Shreve Memorial Library
By Jessica Weber |

Dining Services wins safety award

UCR Dining Services has won a Spotlight Award from the UC Office of the President for its R’Safety Program. The program, which was rolled out at the campus’ cafes and dining halls over the past year, promotes workplace safety through increased employee engagement on safety issues and injury prevention, said Gustavo Plascencia, safety and...
By Imran Ghori |

MRB receives official LEED certification

UC Riverside’s newest and largest research facility has received its official LEED Platinum certification, signifying it meets the building industry’s highest energy-efficiency standards. The Multidisciplinary Research Building , or MRB, opened in January after three-and-a-half years of construction. The first group of researchers moved into the...
By Imran Ghori |

Electrical engineer receives the Faculty Research Lecturer Award

Bir Bhanu is a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Endowed Presidential Chair in Engineering
By Holly Ober |

Outstanding teaching assistants honored

Several dozen teaching assistants at UCR were honored with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the 2018-19 academic year. The winners, nominated by their respective departments, are honored “for being particularly dedicated and effective at engaging their students in disciplinary modes of inquiry,” according to the Graduate Division, which...
By Imran Ghori |

CIFAR awards prestigious fellowships to UCR professors studying fungi

For their proposal to study the dangers and benefits of fungi, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, or CIFAR , has awarded fellowships to two UCR professors, Hailing Jin and Jason Stajich . As CIFAR fellows, Jin and Stajich join a community of researchers that includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 of the world’s most accomplished...
By Jules Bernstein |

Two teaching assistants named distinguished teachers for the academic year

Two UCR teaching assistants are the recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award for the 2018-19 school year. The Teaching Assistant Development Program presented the awards in May to Elizabeth Hann, a teaching assistant in botany and plant sciences; and Alex Leung, a teaching assistant in psychology. The awards come with a $500 monetary prize....
By Imran Ghori |

Three professors win excellence in teaching awards from UCR’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Nigel Hughes, a professor of geology in UC Riverside's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is the 2018-19 recipient of the Innovative Teaching Award from UCR’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The academy also awarded the Junior Excellence in Teaching Award to two faculty members, Stephanie Dingwall, who joined the Department of...
By University Communications |

White House honors two UCR professors with early career award

Two UC Riverside professors have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for scientists and engineers at the beginning stages of their careers. The White House announced July 3 that Suveen Mathaudhu, an associate professor in the materials science and...
By Imran Ghori |

Doctoral student wins immunology prize

Mark Wiley, a doctoral student in biomedical sciences working with faculty members Nicholas DiPatrizio and Meera Nair, received the American Associations of Immunologists Young Investigator Award for best oral presentation on June 28 at Immunology LA 2019, hosted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Mark Wiley Wiley’s presentation, titled “Lipid Talk:...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |