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Message from the Dean

CHASS Statement on Russia Invasion of Ukraine

The unlawful invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and allied nations has prompted outrage across the globe. War-related disruptions to academic research and educational exchange have already affected the CHASS community. Economic sanctions, travel restrictions, and the growing humanitarian crisis may soon impact all of Inland Southern California.

While CHASS has the expertise to explore the origins and impacts of Russian aggression over the days and weeks to come, our faculty, staff, and students must take immediate actions to comply with UC and federal directives to protect our core academic assets. All CHASS personnel and programs with activities in, with, or in support of the Russian Federation are required to review the list of new financial and trade sanctions below. 

Please note that the United States’ response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine remains very fluid. As such, all actions taken by the U.S. Government are subject to change at a moment’s notice.

Affected administrative and research personnel should contact UCR’s Export Control Office as soon as possible to help resolve any challenge with research, collaboration, procurement, payments, shipments, and travel to Russia, Ukraine, or Belarus. For more information, please visit exportcontrol.ucr.edu or contact Export Control Officer Roberto Galvan Ramos, Jr., at 951-827-4889 or roberto.ramos@ucr.edu.

All CHASS personnel and units, with or without engagement with the Russian Federation, should take extra precautions to prevent cyberattacks. Information Technology Solutions has created a “Be Cyber Smart” web page with information and best practices for staying secure including videos, pdfs, and Tips for Spotting Phishing.

For affected CHASS students and scholars in need of specific guidance related to recent developments in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, please contact the Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs or the United States Department of State

For all those interested in learning more about the conflict, I invite you to attend War in Ukraine on Thursday, March 3, at 1 pm, featuring four experts from the Departments of History and Political Science, hosted by the Center for Ideas and Society.

Yours sincerely,

Daryle Williams
Dean, College of the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
University of California, Riverside