Content Tagged with: Awards & Honors

History professor wins Emory Elliott award for book on Native women

Historian Alejandra Dubcovsky is the winner of the 2023 Emory Elliott Book Award for outstanding publications authored by faculty members in UC Riverside’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or CHASS. Dubcovsky, a professor of history, was honored for her second book, “Talking Back: Native Women and the Making of the Early South,”...

By Imran Ghori |

Self-talk helps Highlander take third place at UC Grad Slam

On May 3, UC Riverside doctoral student Shannon Brady competed in the 2024 UC Grad Slam, a system-wide contest that challenges graduate students to showcase their research in engaging presentations of three minutes or less. Out of 10 presentations, Brady’s psychology research “Thinking out Loud: Is Self-talk a Secret to Success?” took third place...

By Malinn Loeung |

Fulbright awards will fund students’ research in Hungary and Vietnam

Awardees are Kristen Herbert and Tara Westmor

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Doctoral student Brenda Lopez awarded UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

UC Riverside graduate student researcher and first-gen, immigrant Latina Brenda Lopez has been awarded the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, or UCPPFP, to pursue a postdoc at UC Davis in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department. Only the top-ranked candidates are selected to participate in UCPPFP...

By Malinn Loeung |

Graduate students recognized for academic excellence and research achievements

Stipends will support their ongoing research

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR chef wins gold medal in cooking challenge

A chef with UC Riverside Dining Services took first place in a cooking competition hosted by the National Association of College & University Food Services. Tye Nielsen, a culinary manager for Dining Services’ catering division, took the gold medal in the association’s Pacific Regional 2024 Culinary Challenge at its convention in Tacoma, Washington...

By Imran Ghori |

Student photographer wins R’Card contest for sunset campus overview

UC Riverside student Aronne Chan is the winner of this year’s R’Card contest for his photograph showing an overview of the campus with a sunset glow. The photo will appear as the background image for the 2024-25 R’Card, the interactive ID card used by students and employees. The new card with Chan’s image is expected to be seen by about 8,000...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR winner of 2024 CIO 100 Award for IT excellence

Foundry’s CIO has named UC Riverside among the winners of its 2024 CIO 100 Award. For more than 25 years, the CIO 100 Awards have recognized innovative organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of strategic and operational excellence in information technology. “The award-winning teams share a passion for excellence, a customer...

By UCR News |

UCR student earns California State Assembly Resolution Award

Rayhan Khan, a second-year political science student at UC Riverside, is the first recipient of the California State Assembly Resolution Award, a new accolade that recognizes a constituent’s impact on the district. Khan was chosen by Assemblymember Bill Essayli, R-Riverside, and the California State Legislature for his work both as an ASUCR CHASS...

By Malinn Loeung |

Undergraduate wins UC Graduate Deans’ Leadership and Research Award

Budding neuroscientist Erik Hakopian provided academic mentorship to UCR students

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Marketing data manager named a “Rising Star”

Stephanie Nguyen, marketing data manager in UC Riverside’s University Relations, is the 2024 recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, for District VII. As a member of the digital marketing and analytics team, Nguyen develops comprehensive data analysis, reporting, and research strategies...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR athletics director among the 100 most impactful

UC Riverside Athletics Director Wesley Mallette has been named one of the “100 Most Impactful People in Men’s College Basketball” by a sports media organization for the second year in a row. The 2024 list, released recently by Silver Waves Media, includes coaches, directors, event operators, executives, and other professionals seen as making a...

By Imran Ghori |

Psychologist elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Weiwei Zhang’s research focuses on perception, attention, memory, and higher cognition

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Gift to UCR results in new undergraduate fellowship

Aiden Wilkin will use the funds to continue working in the experimental LIGO group

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

University Extension honored for social justice efforts

UC Riverside’s University Extension has won an award from a national educational association for the work by a task force to promote diversity and inclusion. University Extension was one of eight programs and eight individuals announced as winners of the UPCEA Association Awards on Feb. 2. UPCEA, an online and professional education association...

By UCR News |

Two new campus buildings honored at Riverside beautification awards

UC Riverside’s new School of Medicine building and Student Health and Counseling Center won top awards in the city of Riverside’s annual beautification awards. The two buildings, which both opened last fall, were honored at Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson’s State of the City address Thursday, Jan. 25, as part of the Keep Riverside Clean and...

By Imran Ghori |

Professional association honors UCR Career Center

The UC Riverside Career Center and two of its directors received top honors from the Mountain and Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers at its recent conference. The center was named “Most Valuable Organization” by the association, which represents colleges, universities, and employers in career services and talent acquisition and has about...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR wins grant promoting faculty diversity efforts

UC Riverside’s Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology department is one of the recipients of the University of California Advancing Faculty Diversity Program awards for the 2023-24 academic year. The program provides support to increase UC’s faculty diversity efforts. Eight grants, totaling about $2.6 million, were awarded. The Advancing Faculty...

By Imran Ghori |

Graduate student wins award at local stem cell symposium

Natasha Brinkley conducts research in UCR’s Tissue Regenerative Engineering and Mechanotransduction lab

By Iqbal Pittalwala |