College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Latest News

In the eye of the beholder

A new exhibition at the California Museum of Photography explores the iconic work of documentary photographer Bruce Davidson and the evolution of meaning in photographs

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men

Challenging gender norms in sport can lead to overdoing them in intimate relationships

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Experiencing police violence worsens mental health in distinct ways

Unique effects of police violence create a public health crisis for communities most affected

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Tomás Rivera Conference continues online

Weekly programs surrounding Latino/a literature, identities, race, and more, run through early November.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Grant facilitates research on behavioral development and cognitive aging over lifespan

UC Riverside psychologist Chandra Reynolds will lead the five-year research project

Queer lessons for straight couples

Book shows how heterosexuals can learn from LGBT people to have better relationships

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

UCR offers the first Cahuilla language course in UC system

Students in the four-class series also study Cahuilla society and culture.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

How UCR became a national leader in enrolling Chicanx/Latinx students

The population’s growth over the last half century has been driven by students

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Pandemic gun-buying binge crosses party lines

A fear for health and safety has driven a record number of American gun sales

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Diversifying the sciences

UC Riverside’s Khaleel Razak and Frances Sladek receive grants from the University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Want to save shelter animals? Fight for social justice

Humane communities would endorse animal-friendly affordable housing, living wages, and recognize the importance of human-animal bonds

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Genetic background may affect adaptions to aging

UC Riverside-led study evaluated individual differences in DNA methylation across 10 years in two Scandinavian samples of same‐sex aging twins

Good fence libraries make good neighbors

UCR author Susan Straight’s fence library continues to serve a Riverside community disproportionately affected by the coronavirus

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UC Riverside-led research predicted the pandemic economic recession

“The reality of 2020 hits us in the face and I have never been so prescient in my academic research as with this line of work.”

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

UCR experts say Harris brings credibility - and baggage

Universally, UC Riverside faculty members noted the historic significance of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate. Many felt the decision was the right one — and some offered qualifiers in their assessment of her selection. In the moments following Biden’s announcement on Aug. 11, UCR political...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Psychologist to study how motor development changes infants’ learning experiences

John Franchak has long been interested in how learning a new motor skill, such as sitting or walking, changes how infants interact with their surroundings. He has now been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue this research question. The four-year grant of nearly $755,000 will help...

Creating Through Crises

Fifteen UCR faculty members and staff offer tips on keeping a creative spirit in the age of COVID-19

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

This is how we can improve response to the next pandemic

A UC Riverside medical sociologist offers five strategies for combating misinformation and strengthening public health

Graphic Novelist John Jennings reflects on relevance of X-Men story ‘God Loves, Man Kills’ in an essay for Marvel

In an essay for Marvel, John Jennings, a professor of media and cultural studies, reflects on the 1982 graphic novel “X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills” by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson, which is being re-released this year in a two-part extended cut. “Solving for X: ‘God Loves, Man Kills’ Through...

By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

California Indian scholars to lead conversation on missions

Virtual conference will reexamine mission mythology amid widespread removal of Junipero Serra statues

By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture