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Message from the Dean

Today I write to share recent news about our CHASS students, staff, and faculty: The collective open letter from our CHASS Chairs, Program and Center Directors, Stop Redlining UCR, is a clear statement on structural racism, and the first step in how we can come together to create change. Thank you all for your message...

With honors comes many benefits

Small classroom sizes, individualized support, and one-on-one opportunities with professors and alumni are some of the many benefits of UC Riverside’s University Honors. The program offers an immersive undergraduate experience to a select number of UCR students who meet the academic requirements. Since 2010, the number of University Honors student enrollment has increased from 1.4%...

Performing Arts faces unique COVID-19 challenges

As COVID-19 continues to impact UCR, students are facing unique challenges within the CHASS performing arts departments which include Dance, Music, and Theatre, Film, and Digital Production (TFDP). Acting classes conducted via Zoom begin with a wellness check-in for the students and professors to keep in touch with their own feelings. Talking through emotions during...
By Mina Shiratsuchi, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |

‘I want students to know that we’re all invested in seeing them succeed’

Beginning with campus closure in March 2020, UCR departments and programs have been challenged to find different ways to support students and faculty. For Bryan Bradford, it's also meant taking on more responsibilities. “We’ve had to make departmental adjustments due to the pandemic, and Bryan has always been willing to lend a helping hand,” said...
By Karen Gudino-Flores, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications  |

Despite campus closure, UCR finds way to connect

Despite UCR’s transition to remote learning, several on-campus resources are still available to students online. Here’s some of those resources. Career Center The Career Center at UCR is the number one place to go when you are looking for resources for higher education, job opportunities and someone to talk to regarding major changes. It provides...
By Mina Shiratsuchi, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

CHASS Staff Spotlight

Julie Salgado and Brittany Fraser are part of the CHASS Facilities team at UCR. Since the beginning of campus closure in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been assigned new responsibilities in CHASS. They have also faced various challenges. Below, they share how they have learned and grown from this experience. Julie Salgado...
By Arlyn Valles, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |

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 |