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Aronne Chan

CHASS graduate captures his mark at UCR

Aronne Chan, a soon-to-be CHASS graduate, has left a lasting legacy at UCR with his campus photography. As a student photographer for CHASS, Chan has photographed dozens of college events including live performances, Highlander Day, and a recent photo shoot featuring more than 70 student volunteers. Chan’s most recent accomplishment is winning the R’Card contest...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Nataly Ceniceros

CHASS Longlois awardee bound for UCSD’s MFA program

Fourth-year student Nataly Ceniceros has been making her mark in CHASS as a double-major in theatre, film, and digital production (TFDP) and media and cultural studies (MCS). Nominated by a faculty member, Ceniceros’ work and dedication earned her the Marc Longlois Endowed Award for Leadership in Theatre in October 2023. Ceniceros plans to continue her...
By By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Shannon Brady

Psychology Ph.D. candidate advances to UCOP Grad Slam Finals

Shannon Brady, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Developmental Psychology, has been named the 2024 finalist at the UCR Grad Slam Finals, a UC-wide competition for graduate students to present their research or creative projects with opportunities and workshops for professional development. As UCR’s campus winner, Shannon earned a grand prize of $5000 through a fellowship...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
KCACTF Student Winners

CHASS wins big in regional theater festival

UCR sweeps the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 8 festival celebrating four students’ works. Undergraduate student Aedan Ferrara, MFA student Karly Thomas, alongside MFA graduates Aaron Higareda and Lily Hart garnered recognition for their works in playwriting and dramaturgy, placing them as finalists in the festival. Comprised of participants from Arizona, Central...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Teaching Excellence

2023-24 CHASS Faculty Awards

CHASS Teaching Award The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences invites nominations for the 2023-24 CHASS Teaching Award. The award is made annually to recognize outstanding achievement in teaching by a faculty member of the College. Nominees should be senior faculty members whose teaching is of such quality that it merits recognition and award...
Philip Falcone

CHASS alum Philip Falcone is a Riverside City Council hopeful

In a campaign for civic leadership, CHASS alumnus Philip Falcone is leveraging his diverse educational background and community ties to Riverside for a seat on the Riverside City Council to represent Ward 1. City elections will be held on Tuesday, March 5. “It is now my life’s mission to repay the goodwill shown to my...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Israel and Palestine Speaker Series

UCR Palm Desert Center hosts insightful discussion on Israel-Palestine conflict

The UCR Palm Desert Center recently held the latest installment of the “Israel & Palestine: Possible Futures” series on Jan. 18, led by Professor of Religious Studies Michael Alexander and Associate Professor of Religious Studies Muhamad Ali. The lecture discussed historical roots, ethnicity, religion, and nationalism and served as a platform for diverse perspectives to...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Writers Week 2024

47th annual Writers Weeks festival arrives at UCR

UC Riverside has kicked off the 47th annual Writers Week festival, the longest-running free literary celebration in California, held Feb. 10 and Feb.12-16. Co-sponsored by UCR’s Department of Creative Writing and a number of on- and off-campus partners, Writers Week includes in-person and virtual events such as readings and panels and will be joined by...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Emyr Ortiz and Jonathan Keplinger

"Just come and listen"

Presented by UCR's Department of Music, the Florence Bayz Music Series has been underway for the 2023-2024 academic year. Held every Wednesday at noon in room 157 of the ARTS building, the series features a variety of concerts, academic presentations, and workshops with the overarching goal of exploring music in various ways. "The Bayz series...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communication |
Peers Advisors

CHASS elevates student support with expanded peer advising program

With support from the Office of the Dean, CHASS is expanding its student advising landscape and team by enlisting the expertise of undergraduate students who now take on the crucial role of peer advisors. CHASS Peer Academic Advisors help their fellow students with academic concerns, and questions, and connect them with academic advisors for further...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Advisors at E&G Programs

CHASS champions inclusivity and student success through collaborations with UCR Ethnic & Gender Programs

Across UCR and within CHASS, advisors and staff members are forging connections that enhance the student experience and promote a sense of belonging. To foster a more inclusive and supportive campus environment at UC Riverside, CHASS is embracing a collaborative approach by collaborating with Ethnic and Gender Programs (E&G). As part of Student Affairs, the...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Climate of Inequality at Newark

"We make bridges between people"

The Public History Program at UCR welcomed “Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice,” a public initiative years in the making to Southern California, with installations of the traveling exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in September and at the Riverside Art Museum in October through November. This project marks the...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Sara Ellen Fowler

MFA Alumna Sara Ellen Fowler scores double literary triumphs

UC Riverside MFA alumna Sara Ellen Fowler is celebrating double triumphs in the literary realm. Fowler has been named a 2023 Emerging Artist by the California Arts Council's Individual Artist Fellowship program, in partnership with Los Angeles Performance Practice in Los Angeles County, and has also secured the prestigious 2023 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Welcome Week 2023

CHASS welcomes the start of a new academic year

To celebrate the start of the fall quarter at UC Riverside, CHASS held Welcome Week celebrations throughout the first week across campus. As the school year commences, CHASS wants to welcome students and also share what people are excited about in this new chapter. Beginning on Sept. 29, CHASS kicked off the first of three...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
National Student Transfer Week

CHASS celebrates National Student Transfer Week

National Student Transfer Week serves as a significant occasion to honor the unique journeys of transfer students every third week of October, organized by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. CHASS Transfers F1RST, a student-led program in CHASS F1RST that assists transfer students in navigating their newfound journey at UCR, is gearing...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Research Symposium Participants

Research Symposium showcases UCR student scholars

On Friday, Aug. 18, more than 60 UCR students gathered at the Alumni and Visitors Center for the 2023 APRO Summer Research Symposium to present their research findings, engage in discussions with mentors and peers, and partake in a daylong celebration of their participation and work in the program. It was the culmination of the...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Ryan Lipinski

CHASS appoints Ryan Lipinski as Assistant Dean of Student Success

Riding the wave of a historic incoming first-year class, CHASS has reaffirmed the college’s commitment to student achievement by creating a new Assistant Dean position entirely devoted to student success. “I am thrilled to be the first Assistant Dean of Student Success in CHASS,” Ryan Lipinski said. Lipinski, who started his professional career at UCR...
By By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Rickerby Hinds/Riverside Studios Photo 1

UCR Professor Rickerby Hinds named Legacy Artist in California Arts Council fellowship

Rickerby Hinds, a professor in the Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production, was selected as a 2023 Legacy Artist for the Individual Artists Fellowship (IAC) created by the California Arts Council in partnership with Arts Orange County (ArtsOC). The Individual Artists Fellowship program recognizes and uplifts California artists practicing various art forms and provides...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Gluck creativity and photography

Gluck Fellows Program inspires Sherman students

The Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UC Riverside is on a mission to make opportunities for creative minds to access the arts for students across the community. Through its initiative, the program has recently collaborated with Sherman Indian High School to explore their artistic interests, from creating a photography book to touring UCR’s...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
2023 SROP Scholars

Summer Research Opportunity Program prepares aspiring scholars for graduate school

Seven scholars. Seven weeks. Two coasts: Unlimited potential. The Enslaved.org Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), a residential research experience for undergraduates from colleges and universities recruited throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, wrapped up with presentations to more than 80 in-person and virtual guests on Thursday, July 20, at the UCR Palm Desert Center...
By Jeff Girod, Marketing and Communications |