Content Tagged with: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences

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 |

New season of philosophy professor's podcast just dropped

Myisha Cherry talks with other philosophers about current topics

By Holly Ober |

Historian discusses pre-Christian religion in ancient Rome

Michele Salzman discusses forms of worship in ancient Rome on podcast

By Holly Ober |

Scholar wins award from the Dance Studies Association

Rosalia Lerner, critical dance studies doctoral student, received the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Ni’Ja Whitson awarded two national fellowships 

Whitson’s work often explores the African diaspora, spirituality, and gender.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

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 |

UCR’s School of Medicine ranked No. 6 for diversity

UC Riverside’s School of Medicine is ranked No. 6 for diversity in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Grad School rankings released Tuesday, March 30. It was among several UCR programs that did well in the rankings, which are separated by discipline into different lists. Education, engineering, and social sciences moved up in their rankings or...

By Imran Ghori |