Content Tagged with: Awards & Honors

UCR wins top “military friendly” status

UC Riverside has once again won the designation of a military friendly school in recognition for the programs and services it offers to veterans and military-connected students. UCR earned the No. 3 spot among participating tier 1 research institutions on a top 10 list released March 13 by Military Friendly, a program operated by VIQTORY, a...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR team wins $2 million federal grant to scale up biofuel technology for powering aircraft and marine vessels 

The sustainable fuels research team at UC Riverside has won a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to scale up an acclaimed biofuels technology that turns agricultural and forestry biomass waste into a sustainable source of aviation and marine fuels. The patented technology is known as Co-solvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic...

By David Danelski |

OASIS program awarded $1 million UC grant for climate action projects

UC Riverside has received a $1 million grant as part of a University of California effort funding innovation and entrepreneurship in support of California’s climate action goals. The awards, announced March 1, are part of a $185 million partnership between UC and the state of California to tackle the climate crisis, from developing new methods for...

By UCR News |

Gerald Clarke’s work included in Desert X 2023 exhibition 

A 100-foot basket will be an interactive gameboard for visitors. The basket honors Clarke’s Cahuilla culture.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UCR professor honored by National Academy of Inventors

Masaru Rao named a senior member of the academy

By Julia Woock |

UCR professor wins Sloan fellowship

Fellowship comes with $75,000 that Professor Giulia Palermo can use to advance her research

By David Danelski |

School of Education authors recognized for work to improve racial climate in teacher education programs

Several UCR School of Education faculty members and graduate students will be honored for writing a groundbreaking journal article that provides a road map to improve the racial climates of teacher education programs, guiding teacher educators and leaders to meet the needs of a diverse teaching force. Titled, “Toward a Healthy Racial Climate...

By David Danelski |

Student Success Center honored in Riverside city awards

UC Riverside has once again taken a top honor at the city of Riverside’s annual beautification awards in January. The Student Success Center won first place in the Maintenance of Existing Facility and Landscaping category in the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful Awards. The honorees were announced Jan. 27 at Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson’s State of...

By Imran Ghori |

Education professor to be recognized for exposing inequities faced by teachers of color

The American Educational Research Association will honor UCR associate professor Rita Kohli for a book she published in 2021 about the challenges and triumphs of teachers of color. In “Teachers of Color Resisting Racism and Reclaiming Education,” Kohli documents many personal and emotional accounts of racism and professional isolation experienced...

By David Danelski |

Neuroscience graduate student receives prestigious predoctoral fellowship

Elena Kozlova’s research will study how indoor flame retardant toxicants may affect brain development

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UC Riverside faculty are honored at promotion ceremony

UC Riverside honored promoted faculty members at a luncheon at the Alumni and Visitors Center on Jan. 30. About 40 people attended, including Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox. Supervisors and colleagues joined those who were honored in celebrating their efforts. Promotions occurred across UCR schools, including the College of Humanities, Arts and Social...

By Julia Woock |

Biomedical scientist named fellow of American Gastroenterological Association

Fellowship honors Declan McCole’s professional achievements in the gastrointestinal field

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UC grant to create computer code library for engineering applications

Craig Schroeder, a UCR assistant professor of computer science and engineering, will receive a $100,000 portion of a $300,000 grant from the University of California to build a library of open-source computer codes needed to develop software for complex engineering applications. Such software is used for simulating physical systems of solids and...

By David Danelski |

Emergency management leader earns cultural heritage training at the Smithsonian

A member of UC Riverside’s emergency management team has completed training in emergency heritage protection at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Thomas Stoner, interim emergency manager in the Office of Emergency Management, was one of 25 participants nationwide selected to take part in the week-long Heritage Emergency and Response...

By Imran Ghori |

History professor wins prestigious Rosenberg Prize

Georg Michels, a UC Riverside professor of history, has won the 2021 Hans Rosenberg Prize awarded by the Central European History Society, or CEHS. The prize was announced at the American Historical Association, or AHA, Annual Convention on Jan. 7, 2023, in Philadelphia. The prize is for Michels’ 2021 book “The Habsburg Empire Under Siege: Ottoman...

By J.D. Warren |

Group names Vice Chancellor Torres educator of the year

Rodolfo Torres, UC Riverside vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development, has been named Educator of the Year by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership. The group praised Torres “for his leadership and partnership with the employer community focused on the creation of research and technology deployment to support a more sustainable supply...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR research “blew our minds,” says Scientific American

Recognition keeps coming in for UCR assistant research professor Hossein Taheri for his work with “time crystals,” which are being studied as a new state of matter. Scientific American last month named Taheri’s work as one of “6 Times Quantum Physics Blew Our Minds in 2022.” The article is an end-of-year wrap up that summarized a more detailed...

By David Danelski |

UCR solar panel installation named project of the year

A project installing solar panels on two UC Riverside buildings has won a top prize from a solar energy industry publication. Solar Builder Magazine awarded the Rooftop Project of the Year to the campus for a project installing over 1,000 solar panels on the Student Recreation Center and Student Services Building roofs last year. The two...

By Imran Ghori |

Physicist ranked eighth top female scientist in the world

The rankings are published by the portal

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Student Success Center wins national award

UC Riverside’s Student Success Center has won another top award for its design from a national industry group. The Design Build Institute of America recognized the new campus building with an award for excellence in its educational facilities category. The project had been previously honored in August from the Western regional division of the group...

By Imran Ghori |