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 |

History professor wins fellowship

Jorge Leal, an assistant professor of history, has been awarded a Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. Leal is one of 20 new fellows for the 2023-24 academic year announced July 13. The fellowship, funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the institute, seeks to increase the presence of...

By Imran Ghori |

Seven UCR faculty members selected as Fulbright scholars

Seven UC Riverside faculty members are recipients of the prestigious Fulbright fellowship and will be traveling to locations such as Australia and Vietnam to teach and conduct research. The selected faculty members are Mark Alber, David Biggs, Sherine Hafez, Kimberley Lakes, Kurt Schwabe, Christina Schwenkel, and Jacqueline Shea Murphy. They are...

By UCR News |

United Talent Agency is now representing alum Aaron Carew

Carew is currently the co-executive producer of CW’s “Walker” television series

By Julia Woock |

Alumna elected to the Television Academy Board of Governors

Megan Chao elected to a first term uncontested.

By Julia Woock |

UCR joins national humanities and social sciences groups

UC Riverside has joined two national research consortiums that bring together leading institutions of higher education, scholarly professional associations, and learned societies in the areas of humanities and social sciences. The campus became a member of the Social Science Research Council’s College and University Fund for the Social Sciences in...

By Imran Ghori |

Stephen Graham Jones awarded LA Times Book Prize for horror novel ‘The Only Good Indians’

Jones was named the winner of the Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, announced during a virtual ceremony kicking off the 26th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 16.

By Jessica Weber |

Stephen Graham Jones finalist for LA Times Book Prize

His novel “The Only Good Indians” is nominated for The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction.

By Jessica Weber |

Allison Hedge Coke awarded for community service efforts by Association of Writers & Writing Programs

UCR author Allison Hedge Coke was awarded the 2021 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs on March 3.

By Jessica Weber |

UCR author awarded Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize

Mike Davis, a distinguished professor emeritus of creative writing, is among three recipients of the 2020 prize alongside political activist and author Angela Davis and prison abolitionist and scholar Ruth Wilson Gilmore.

By Jessica Weber |

Poet Allison Hedge Coke inducted into Texas Institute of Letters

Hedge Coke is among 14 distinguished writers inducted for 2021, announced on Jan. 29.

By Jessica Weber |

UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography awarded grant for Getty Foundation’s ‘Pacific Standard Time’ arts initiative

UCR ARTS is one of 45 cultural, educational, and scientific institutions throughout Southern California to receive support from the Getty Foundation for its projects.

By Jessica Weber |

UCR ARTS awarded $65K grant from Warhol Foundation

UCR ARTS has been awarded a $65,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in support of an upcoming exhibition featuring the work of Los Angeles-based photographer Christina Fernandez.

By Jessica Weber |

Nalo Hopkinson named 37th ‘Grand Master’ by SFWA

The award recognizes “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy” and will be presented to Hopkinson during the 56th Annual Nebula Conference and Awards Ceremony held virtually June 4-6, 2021.

By Jessica Weber |

Book by Nalo Hopkinson among Time’s ‘100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time’

Hopkinson’s book “Brown Girl in the Ring” was included in the list published by Time on Oct. 15.

By Jessica Weber |

Laila Lalami winner of 2020 Arab American Book Award

Lalami’s novel “The Other Americans” was selected as the winner in the fiction category

By Jessica Weber |

Professors named Freedom Scholars

Two UC Riverside professors are among a dozen academic leaders selected for the inaugural Freedom Scholars program, which promotes those advocating for economic, racial, and social justice. Alisa Bierria, an assistant professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies; and Dylan Rodriguez, a professor of Media and Cultural studies; will each receive...

By Imran Ghori |

Department of Creative Writing announces annual award and scholarship winners

E ach year, UCR’s Department of Creative Writing bestows multiple awards to its undergraduate and graduate students. Below are this year’s winners. The Chancellor’s Performance Award The Chancellor’s Performance Award recognizes excellence in creative writing. Winners: Vanesa Ruvalcaba Manisha Prakash Marvin Contreras Adam Schwartz Cole Deyo Emily...

By Jessica Weber |

UCR author Laila Lalami finalist for 2020 California Book Awards

“The Other Americans” named among four finalists in the fiction category

By Jessica Weber |