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Voting Matters

The Nov. 3 election will give voters the opportunity to decide elections for state and federal officials, including the U.S. president. Decisions made by voters will lead towards addressing issues such as COVID-19, the economic recession, and racial injustice. But historically, university students do not vote in high numbers. Many students attend colleges far from...
By Mina Shiratsuchi, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

S2P: Hacking Humanities

Just as humanities are crucial to scientific research, scientific analysis is necessary when developing public policies. In October 2020, UCR's Center for Science to Policy (S2P) held its first Policy Hackathon. A team of graduate students, led by developmental psychology Ph.D. student Agnes Varghese, included graduate students with psychology, engineering, business, microbiology, and neuroscience concentrations...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

Rupert Costo: A Legacy at UC Riverside

Rupert Costo saw a vision to establish a university in Riverside. If you’ve ever visited Costo Hall on UC Riverside’s campus, you are familiar with Rupert Costo. Costo Hall, located near the Highlander Union Building and home to many Ethnic and Gender Program offices, is named after Costo and his spouse, Jeannette. He was a...
By Lina Tejeda, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

How COVID-19 is affecting UCR Greek life

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting everyone, including UCR’s fraternities and sororities. “Since we no longer can meet in person, we have Zoom chapter meetings, exec meetings, and sisterhoods,” said third-year psychology major and Kappa Kappa Gamma President Laura Rush. “Our goal has been to keep the chapter as interactive and engaged as possible, while also...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

Gearing Up and Winding Down

In February, CHASS welcomed Crystal Petrini as Department Manager to the departments of English and Philosophy. Petrini is responsible for all administrative and financial transactions, “and a little bit of everything else,” Petrini said. Previously, Petrini was the financial analyst for Alianza UCMX, a system-wide institute that is headquartered at UC Riverside. It provides funding...

UCR Becomes First UC to Offer Local Cahuilla Language Series

In Winter 2019, UC Riverside offered CAH001, an introductory course to the Cahuilla language, a local Native American tribal language. UCR became the first UC to offer an Indigenous language series that fulfills graduation language requirements to all students. This series is especially important because UC Riverside is situated on the traditional lands of the...
By Lina Tejeda, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

From Kendrick Lamar to 'Tiger King'

Multi-award winning composer Dana Kaufman approaches music in revolutionary ways, and encourages her students to do the same. The Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Composition is the composer of a new, Netflix original Tiger King-inspired micro-opera titled Exotic v. Baskin: The Micro-Opera, commissioned by the Carlow Arts Festival in Ireland. The performance premiered online during...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

"Our mission is to connect"

Many students are facing uncertainty as they graduate in the midst of a pandemic. UCR’s Career Center is here to help. The Career Center helps UCR students navigate potential career paths, and offers numerous resources. Though in-person resources are suspended due to the campus shutdown, the Career Center is offering a number of virtual resources...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

Michigan for summer school

UC Riverside Political Science major Samir Al-Alami spent his summer break in Michigan. Last June, the outgoing senior began a seven-week fellowship for the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. With an acceptance rate of approximately one in six students, the...
By Hannah Croft, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

'Hats' off to UCR alumnus

In 2016, Christopher Watkins III created Hats, a short film about a baseball player from South Central Los Angeles. It was the culmination of all that he’d learned during his time as an undergraduate student at UC Riverside and a graduate student at the University of Southern California. At UCR, Watkins started on his academic...
By Chris Fleming, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |