Content Tagged with: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences

Creative writing professor named a Radcliffe fellow

UC Riverside creative writing professor Laila Lalami has been selected for Harvard University’s prestigious Radcliffe Institute fellowship for the 2023-24 academic year. An acclaimed novelist, Lalami has been named a Catherine A. and Mary C. Gellert Fellow. She will spend the academic year researching and working on her new novel, “The Dream Hotel...

By Imran Ghori |

LA Times top editor delivers first in-person Hays PE lecture in four years

Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida recounted stories from his 44-year career in journalism while illuminating the behind-the-scenes work of journalists as part of the 54th Annual Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture. Merida spoke to students, staff, faculty, and community members Tuesday, May 9 at the University Theater in the first in-person...

By Imran Ghori |

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 |

Jorge Leal and Linda Lemus receive ELEVATE fellowship

Both professors will spend part of their summer in New Jersey

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

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 |

Psychologist named fellow of UC Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

New fellows are nominated and elected by a majority vote of the current membership

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Psychologist receives Opportunity Award Grant from James S. McDonnell Foundation

John Franchak will work on a project focused on understanding infants’ everyday experiences

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Meet UCR’s new faculty members

For fall quarter 2022, UC Riverside welcomed 34 new permanent faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty below: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Sahin Acikgoz, an assistant professor of religious studies, is a member of the executive committee of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program. They...

By Imran Ghori |

Study aims to better understand HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders

New NIA funding will expand enrollment of a currently funded study to include people living with HIV

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Using sheep brains to make waves

There was a time when Brain Awareness Day, which takes place each April, was just about the only outreach activity of the UC Riverside Neuroscience Graduate Students Association, or NGSA. But that changed when second-year graduate student David Nikom came to UCR in September 2020 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst after receiving his...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Highlander Class of 2022 celebrates commencement

UC Riverside held 12 commencement ceremonies over the past week, attracting thousands of graduates and their families in the biggest in-person graduation celebration on campus since before the pandemic. The ceremonies began Friday, June 3, and concluded Monday, June 13. A total of 7,272 students were eligible to graduate. That included 1,117...

By University Communications |

Xóchitl Chávez is curatorial advisor of a Smithsonian American Latino exhibition

The gallery features a Spanish and English exhibition titled: “¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States.” It opens June 18.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Neurobiologist receives high honor from National Fragile X Foundation

Neurobiologist Anubhuti Goel, an assistant professor of psychology, has received a Junior Investigator Award for 2022 from the National Fragile X Foundation, or NFXF. Goel, who joined UCR in 2019, is one of only 10 researchers to be honored with the award this year. The award will allow Goel to present her research at the NFXF International Fragile...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR history professor wins grant for digital humanities project

UC Riverside's Catherine Gudis, professor of history and Teresa and Byron Pollitt Endowed Term Chair for Interdisciplinary Research and Learning in the Humanities & Social Sciences, has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Social Science Research Council-National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining Humanities Infrastructure Program. The project...

By Brigid Boll |

Meet 2021-22's new faculty members

This year, UC Riverside hired 16 new faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty members below: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Simon C. “Niels” Groen, assistant professor of evolutionary systems biology in the Department of Nematology, earned his Ph.D. in plant sciences at the University of...

By Ananya Paul |

How do diasporic Ethiopians make their futures in Southern California?

Anthropologist Worku Nida and a team of international scholars have just launched an ethnographic study of how Ethiopian immigrants make their futures and good life through informal savings and insurance associations

By Holly Ober |

Centering the human experience

Daryle Williams has been a visible presence at UC Riverside since becoming dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences on Sept. 1. Whether welcoming students on their first day of class, getting to know faculty members, or even joining athletes for push-ups, Williams has taken to his new position with an enthusiastic energy. A prominent...

By Imran Ghori |

Psychology professor speaks on Victory Podcast

Thomas Sy discusses leadership and his colorful life experiences

By Holly Ober |

Book on shelter animals receives Distinguished Book Award

“The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals” concludes that animal welfare is also a social justice issue

By Holly Ober |