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Bringing nations together

Looking for an unlikely way to see the world? The Model United Nations (MUN) has you covered. UC Riverside’s MUN is an internationally recognized student organization that studies current world politics, providing students a space to learn while offering opportunities to travel to participate in conferences. The club has about 40 student members. Members average...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

On Point

Milagros "Milly" Peña has always loved basketball, going back to her playing days as a shared point guard in high school and college. As a former scholar-athlete, her experiences with teamwork, discipline and determination have extended far beyond the hardwood. Now as a professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies, and the Dean of the College...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

Student Speaker Application 2020

66th Commencement CHASS Ceremonies: June 13-14, 2020 Student Speaker Application Every year, CHASS invites students to speak to their fellow graduates. This year, the College invites students to speak on the following topic: We in CHASS say that “At Home in the World” is more than just a saying or a slogan. It really represents...

2019-20 CHASS Faculty Awards

CHASS Teaching Award The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences invites nominations for the 2019-20 CHASS Teaching Award. The award is made annually to recognize outstanding achievement in teaching by a faculty member of the College. The recipient will be formally recognized during the academic year as the Patricia McSweeney McCauly Chair in Teaching...

Loveridge Summer Fellowship Program prepares UCR students for Sacramento

Summer is a time for most students to slow down, take a vacation, or even enroll in a couple of summer classes. But UC Riverside Political Science Professor Ronald O. Loveridge believes the best way to spend the summer is gaining internship experience. That was exactly how I spent my 2019 summer - learning new...
By Melissa Sagun, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

PEN America comes to Writer’s Week

Jonathan Friedman, PEN America’s Project Director for Campus Free Speech, will lecture as part of Writers Week on Thursday, Feb. 13, at noon in the InterDisciplinary South Building screening room, 1128. He will discuss why free speech and self-expression are important to college campuses. “I will be running a forum on free speech as part...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

Honoring the paintings of the past

Cynthia Neri Lewis, Ph.D Candidate in UC Riverside’s Department of the History of Art, was selected as an emerging student to present her research at the second annual Getty Graduate Symposium. The symposium will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The Getty Graduate Symposium highlights the...
By Melissa Sagun, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

Beyond Campus Walls: Inspiring Students in Alternative High Schools

“In my life, I received help from all kinds of good people to get where I am now, and I am determined to pay it back anyway I can,” said Assistant Professor of Anthropology Worku Nida. For the past three years, Nida has been traveling to Central High School, an alternative school in Los Angeles,...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

Studying Identity

“Gender and Sexuality studies is not just an academic field, it’s a way of seeing the world,” said Jade Sasser, professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies at UC Riverside. “It gives you the tools to do an intersectional analysis of how the world works, and how you can shape and impact it.” The Department of...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

CHASS professor/alumnus carries on legacy as Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair

Teaching creative writing has been a dream come true for Alex Espinoza. Espinoza, a 2000 UC Riverside graduate who majored in creative writing is now an associate professor in UCR’s Department of Creative Writing. In July, Espinoza took on the prestigious position of Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair, which provides financial assistance to senior CHASS faculty...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

Gluck/IGERT grad students create award-winning video to dispel water myths

“Getting to know H2O" is a video collaboration between UC Riverside's Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts and National Science Foundation Water SENSE Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program (IGERT). Mary Gauvain, CHASS Distinguished Professor of Psychology, is a developmental psychologist and was Principal Investigator on the IGERT award. Created by graduate students in...
By Chris Fleming, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

CHASS alumna turns her passion for media into an online magazine

Alissa Medina, M.A. is a journalist and has been since her days as a double-major in English and women’s studies at UC Riverside. As founder and chief digital strategist for the online feminist magazine, Fembot, Medina continues to showcase diverse voices to deliver fresh stories on topics that include homelessness and cultural appropriation. Created by...
By Chris Fleming, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

English and cannibalism

Cannibalism is a hard topic to write about positively. But to UC Riverside English Professor Michelle Raheja, cannibalism encompasses more than just negative images. “The class I teach on cannibalism, English 130, is a kind of prehistory to studies of American literature,” Raheja said. “It’s really a class that plays around with what a historical...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

An alumna at work

Curator and writer Sara Bay Gachot returns to Riverside with a new photo exhibition, Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects on display at UCR ARTS Sept. 26-Feb. 2, 2020. Gachot, a 2012 graduate with a Master of Arts in Art History, wrote her graduate thesis on photographer, sculptor, painter, and printmaker Robert Cumming ....
By Devany Harden, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

Outpost Concert Series returns to Riverside

Outpost Concert Series is back for its seventh season at the Culver Center of the Arts in Riverside, with five concerts between November 2019 and April 2020. Each concert features a different artist or group with a commitment to playing contemporary classical music in new, adventurous ways. All performances are free and open to the...
By Devany Harden, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

Never too old to learn

It may seem to be more difficult to learn new things as we age, but new research from Psychology Professor Rachel Wu suggests that this difficulty could be in part alleviated by having an encouraging environment and continuing to learn as we age. In September, Wu received an NSF Career Award, the National Science Foundation's...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

The Humanities of Technology

Technology may not be a CHASS major, but Information Technology, or “IT,” is crucial to both our college and campus. In May, CHASS Chief Technology Officer James Lin completed a four-month University of California Information Technology Leadership Academy at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Launched in 2015 by UC Chief Information Officer Tom...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

Music to our EARS

The Experimental Acoustics Research Studio (EARS) is making waves at UC Riverside. EARS is a studio within UCR’s Department of Music that focuses on facilitating research and advances in music technology and multimedia. An interdisciplinary group made up of sound engineers, musicians, writers, video editors, cinematographers, and even game designers congregate at EARS to redefine...
By Chris Fleming, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

African-American Studies has a long history and legacy at UC Riverside

African-American history and its study has been a cornerstone at UC Riverside since the 1960s. The Black Studies major was created in 1969, when a group of 60 students, led by Charles Jenkins, decided to further their pursuits for knowledge surrounding African-American culture, according to the website for UCR's African Student Programs. The major dissolved...
By Chris Fleming, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

CHASS gives back

CHASS staff is dedicated to giving back to the campus and its students. In July, departments within the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences held a food drive to benefit UC Riverside’s R’Pantry. R’Pantry is is an emergency food distribution center located in Costo Hall 110. It provides food, toiletries, and other items to...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |