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Agam Patel

Agam Patel, Associate Director of Low-Residency MFA program, garners funds for new scholarship

Those who deeply care will always find a way to make higher learning more accessible. As Associate Director of UC Riverside’s Palm Desert MFA program, Agam Patel is responsible for all aspects of the graduate program from budgeting, to enrollment, to student advising and recruitment, to managing the day-to-day challenges for more than 80 enrolled...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Daisy Herrera and her daughter, Maya Luna

CHASS Ph.D. student makes strides in her Latino studies educational journey

An homage to her family and future generations of Latino children encapsulates Daisy Herrera’s educational journey. A first-generation Chicana and current Ph.D. student at UC Riverside’s Department of History, Herrera is eager to move on to the next step of her path: a fellowship with the Latino Museum Studies Program at the Smithsonian’s National Museum...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Off the Block

Lights! Camera! Action!

Introducing students to the world of filmmaking is only a small part of the OFF THE BLOCK program at UCR ARTS. Run by Nikolay Maslov, Curator of Film & Media Projects at UCR ARTS, the award-winning, filmmaking summer program helps high school students create and release their own documentary short films while developing skills such...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
General Chinese Course in Taiwan

Apply by March 4: CHASS scholarships help students travel the world

Picture this. You find inspiration to fill out a scholarship application to fulfill a dream of yours: the opportunity to learn in a new world. All of a sudden, you’re getting paid to travel the world while experiencing new cultural life. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, thanks to the CHASS “At Home...
By Olivia Garcia, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Paulo C. Chagas

Audiovisual Frontiers exhibition brings together international artists and scholars

International scholars from around the world met together virtually in November to share and discuss Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art. The Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art conference and the Audiovisual Frontiers exhibition – with more than 70 pieces of audiovisual art – were presented on Nov. 20 by UC Riverside’s Department of Music and UCR...
By Alejandra Prado, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Studio and Archive of Paulo Bruscky

Retired CHASS History of Art professor funds new student research travel grant

UCR’s Department of the History of Art has created a new student research travel grant. Started in 2021, the Françoise Forster-Hahn Graduate Travel Award will allow students to extend their research experience outside of campus and fund their trips to research to any country. The grant is sponsored by a former UCR History of Art...
By Mina Shiratsuchi, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |
Flora Beri Simo Sunjo

Smart, dependable, go-getter

In her role as a financial analyst for the Department of Psychology, Flora Beri Simo Sunjo is responsible for networking with others, hiring for labs, providing complex analysis and troubleshooting. “During the pandemic, I have had to schedule Zoom meetings with Flora to process the Psychology recruitments," said Alisha French, a human resources analyst for...
By Jessica Ruiz Vega, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |
20:20 Vision

Personal reflection, self-discovery and the therapeutic nature of performance

In March 2020, life suddenly stood still on the UCR campus and overnight we had to adapt to online learning. As it became clear that a possible two-week hiatus was quickly turning into a year-long water treading, the driving forces in the Theatre, Film and Digital Production Department (TFDP) became resourcefulness and flexibility. I was...
By Dr. Bella Merlin, Director of 20:20 Vision and Professor of Acting and Directing Theatre, Film and Digital Production |
Janice Henry

Leader, mother, Tik-Tok enthusiast

Janice Henry is a key member of CHASS Student Affairs. Serving as the CHASS Enrollment Management Supervisor, she has become the first supervisor of the new enrollment management team for CHASS. In her role, Henry works closely with the Registrar's Office, CHASS department chairs and faculty, and assists students with enrollment. She is also the...
By Jessica Ruiz Vega, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing & Communications |
Zaid Yousef

Remote challenges lead to innovation

Saws, welders and sculpting tables are just some of the resources CHASS art students are used to having access to. Since campus closure in March 2020, the Department of Art has had to find new ways to support its students. To create a space that mimics in-person learning, Art laboratory supervisors Andrea Hidalgo and Jason...
By Mina Shiratsuchi, Student Writer/CHASS Marketing and Communications |