College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Latest News

Bella Merlin nominated for two awards for her performance in ‘Henry VI Part 2’

The nominations come from both Berkshire Theater Critics and BroadwayWorld, Berkshires.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Donatella Galella featured as a theatre historian in new PBS documentary

‘East West Players: A Home on Stage’ highlights the importance of East West Players theatre company, the longest running theatre of color in the U.S.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Gerald Clarke’s art featured in the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art

His work has also been prominently featured at the Palm Springs Art Museum and currently at UC Davis’s Gorman Museum of Native American Art.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Anusha Kedhar receives grant from UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council

The grant will allow space to identify inequity in British South Asian dance.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Professor Hedge Coke receives Thomas Wolfe Prize

The distinguished professor of creative writing was recognized for her compassionate perspective on the lives of everyday people

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Dean Daryle Williams nominated to serve on President Biden’s Administration 

The White House made the announcement in September.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Professor’s '2 Hearts' film reaches top 10 on Netflix’ international list

Robin Uriel Russin, professor of screenwriting and playwriting with the Theatre, Film, and Digital Production Department, co-wrote the film.

By UCR News |

Two art doctoral students receive fellowships

Lily Allen will be at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas; Cambra Sklarz will be at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

By UCR News |

Music doctoral student receives accolades

Chun Chia Tai will present at a conference and start a fellowship in Taiwan

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

‘Look at This Blue’ is an ASLE finalist 

Winners will be announced at ASLE’s annual conference in Oregon in July

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Juan Felipe Herrera, finalist of major literary prize

He is a Neustadt International Prize for Literature finalist

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Jorge Leal and Linda Lemus receive ELEVATE fellowship

Both professors will spend part of their summer in New Jersey

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Alfonso Gonzáles Toribio receives Distinguished Career Award

The Midwest Political Science Association recognized him as Latino politics scholar

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Inaugural CHASS Dean’s Speaker Series created a sense of community

The two-day event was filled with storytelling, history, and music.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

14 Highlanders receive 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program , or NSF GRFP, announced its 2023 cohort and it includes 14 awardees and three honorable mentions who are current UCR undergraduates, graduates, or alumni. NSF GRFP supports a diverse selection of graduate students pursuing a full-time, research-based master’s and doctoral degree...

By Malinn Loeung |

Anthropology professor co-authors study about climate change and the effects on human health

The study uses bioarchaeological data to trace the impact of climate change over the past 5,000 years

By Julia Woock |

Professor earns prestigious NEH grant

Anthea Kraut researches the role of dance-ins during Hollywood’s Golden Age

By Julia Woock |

Juan Felipe Herrera receives Frost Medal 

The award is one of the oldest and most prestigious in American poetry.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

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 |

Courtney Baker receives special invite to the White House for screening of ‘Till’

Baker was among academics, politicians, “Till” filmmakers, and families who have experienced racial trauma.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |