Content Tagged with: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences

Library spotlights Writers Week authors

The UCR Library is offering the campus community a chance to delve deeper into the works of the authors featured at the 47th annual Writers Week Festival . In advance of the festival, which will be held Feb. 10 and Feb. 12 - 16, a pop-up exhibit is on display of the first floor of the Tomás Rivera Library. It’s the first time the library has...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR welcomes 52 new faculty members

UC Riverside welcomed 52 new permanent faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year who come from a variety of disciplines and research interests. The new faculty members offer expertise on a wide range of subjects, from American politics to robot artificial intelligence to plant biochemistry. They include researchers from several top...

By UCR News |

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 |

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 |

UCR California Digital Newspaper Collection receives grant to archive regional newspapers serving Black communities

UC Riverside’s California Digital Newspaper Collection, or CDNC, has received a $321,282 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, or NEH, to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program, or NDNP, which is managed by the Library of Congress. The CDNC is one of several digital humanities projects within UCR’s Center for...

By J.D. Warren |

Eight UCR professors receive NSF CAREER Awards

Eight UC Riverside faculty members have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards to support research in areas ranging from sustainability to mental health outcomes of young Latinas. The awards support early career faculty who demonstrate the potential to serve as academic role models and advance their organization’s...

By UCR News |

A harrowing escape from Afghanistan led Amena Sadat to UCR

Seated in front of UC Riverside’s signature UCR sign at the HUB Plaza, doctoral student Amena Sadat was dressed in a cream-colored and gold embroidered shalwar kameez on a sunny spring afternoon. The traditional dress was a reminder of the harrowing journey she took from her native Afghanistan to pursue her dreams of attaining higher education. It...

By Imran Ghori |

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 |

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...

By Imran Ghori |

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 |

Alfonso Gonzáles Toribio receives Distinguished Career Award

The Midwest Political Science Association recognized him as Latino politics scholar

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 |