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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 in Salt Lake City...

By Brigid Boll |

UCR researchers win Climate Resilience and Community Access grant

The Center for Conservation Biology at UC Riverside is among eight recipients of Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy's new Climate Resilience and Community Access grant program. The $400,000 grant will aid efforts to study climate resilience and improve the capacity to respond to climate change and outdoor equity. The project, titled “The Desert...

By Brigid Boll |

Study identifies toxic byproduct from vaping of vitamin E acetate

UC Riverside research provides information on chemistry occurring during and post vaping

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physics undergraduate accepted into prestigious summer research program at Caltech

Peter Carney will work on an automated locking system for LIGO optomechanical amplifiers

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UC Riverside scientists dominate entomology society awards

Web of outstanding professionals ensnares top honors

By Jules Bernstein |

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 |

UCR hydrologist receives top honor from American Geophysical Union

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

By Jules Bernstein |

UCR distinguished professor receives Geochemical Society’s top honor

Victor M. Goldschmidt Award recognizes major career achievements

By Jules Bernstein |

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 |

UCR entomologist wins Japan’s biggest prize for young researchers

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

By Jules Bernstein |

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 |

Infectious disease expert recognized for innovation and leadership

For her research excellence and science leadership, Karine Le Roch, the director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vector Biology and a professor of molecular, cell and systems biology at UC Riverside, has been awarded the 2021 IIGB Natasha V. Raikhel Award in Research Innovation and Science Leadership. Le Roch has broad expertise in drug...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

A look back at 2021 on campus

UC Riverside began the return to normalcy in 2021 as the campus returned to mostly in-person instruction. Students were happy to see their friends again, families celebrated commencement, and instructors continued to be recognized for their achievements. Stan Lim, UCR photography manager, shares his favorite images from the past year and the...

By University Communications |

UCR plan anticipates next phase of campus growth

UC Riverside has completed its 2021 Long Range Development Plan, or 2021 LRDP, a guiding document that will set the stage for the campus to grow student enrollment to 35,000 by 2035. The plan, which was approved by the UC Regents on Nov. 18, also anticipates adding 5.5 million gross square feet in instructional and residential space to support the...

By Imran Ghori |

Grant to physicists will help design nuclear physics detector with artificial intelligence

UC Riverside is the lead institution of a grant from the Department of Energy, or DOE, to use machine learning techniques to optimize the design of the ATHENA detector, one of the proposed experiments for the future Electron-Ion Collider, or EIC. The research team, which includes members from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

National society honors entomology professor

Insect-studying colleagues applaud John Heraty for his leadership

By Jules Bernstein |

UCR alumna and grad student awarded $40,700 grant to fund campus composting

Vanessa Gomez-Alvarado, alumna and public policy graduate student, secured a $40,700 grant in October 2020 to purchase a woodchipper and build the university’s first Aerated Static Pile, or ASP, to reduce green waste and carbon emissions, and fertilize green spaces on campus. Her Aerated Static Pile Compost Project, or ASPCP, gives a nod to UCR’s...

By Erin Staley |

UCR scientists make 2021 'Highly Cited' list

This year, UC Riverside is home to eight of influential individuals included in Clarivate Analytics' Highly Cited Researchers list.

By Jules Bernstein |