College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Latest News

‘Closure’ for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Nearly 4,500 students participated in modified in-person commencement ceremonies.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Want to know L.A.'s Latinx story? Follow the music posters

Beginning around 1990, the demographic landscape of the Los Angeles area changed dramatically through an infusion of immigrants from Mexico and Central America. But historian Jorge Leal says its impact on the neighborhoods of the Los Angeles area has never been charted in earnest. With his recently published research, Leal...

University of Maryland scholar is UCR’s next CHASS dean

Daryle Williams is a historian who co-directs the online database Enslaved.org.

Experts discuss the ‘coming out’ of nonbinary people

UCR experts say Demi Lovato’s public announcement amplifies the conversation about gender identity.

Study of perception and memory in older adults will improve understanding of dementias

UC Riverside scientists will use a $2 million NIH grant to study the brain’s locus coeruleus

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

2021 voices: Grads share pivotal moments of their educational journeys

More than 7,100 students are eligible to graduate; Commencement events kick off on June 3 with the School of Medicine.

New Livestreaming and Virtual Reality Lab is bringing VR to the masses

The lab aims to democratize virtual reality while also providing students new opportunities in the burgeoning digital media industry.

By Jessica Weber | | University, Arts / Culture

UCR ARTS reopens May 13 — now with free admission

Explore six exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography and Culver Center of the Arts with new measures ensuring guest safety

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Juvenile incarceration has mixed effects on future convictions

Juvenile Incarceration is a double-edged sword and rehabilitation programs may improve welfare of convicted juveniles

COVID-19 expressions in video, art, poetry

A history assignment gave UCR students an opportunity to capture their lives during the pandemic.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

‘Uncovering the buried past of early Korean American history’ in Riverside

The book ‘Pachappa Camp: The First Koreatown in the United States’ was published this week by Professor Edward T. Chang.

A 50th anniversary celebration for Tomás Rivera’s seminal book: ‘Y no se lo tragó la tierra’

The free, virtual events will culminate with an inaugural Tomás Rivera Book Prize.

Monuments that matter

Paper urges archaeologists and historians to work closely with people who are grappling with racism in public monuments

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Poetry and music collaborations from Katie Ford strike a chord with audiences

The poet looks back on her collaborations with composers and the debut of her newest project through Brooklyn Art Song Society on April 10.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘United States of Al’ explores toll of war with humor and heart

The new sitcom, executive produced by UC Riverside Professor Reza Aslan, premieres April 1 on CBS

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

An ancient Maya ambassador’s bones show a life of privilege and hardship

Ajpach’ Waal forged an alliance between two dynasties but died in obscurity

What UC Riverside scientists have to say about vaccines, variants, and antibodies

Immunity generated by vaccination is better than immunity from an actual infection, says an expert

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UC systemwide survey reveals disparities among undocumented students

Findings include greater instances of depression, financial instability, and lower grade point averages.

Experts weigh in on whether COVID-19 is here to stay

COVID-19 is far from beaten. Vaccines may not be the ultimate panacea to haul us out of the pandemic crisis. In the future, will outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arrive in waves every winter? Might COVID-19 never go away? Experts at the University of California, Riverside, weigh...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

‘She Kills Monsters’ will feature ‘old school theatre magic’

COVID-19 has forced the theater team to be more resourceful while producing a virtual show from home.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture