College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Latest News

Mellon Foundation awards $2.9 million for ‘Latinx Futures’

The grant will support programs within UCR’s new Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and Research, set to launch February 2021.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

‘Art in the Plague Year’ exhibition seeks art imagining a world beyond 2020

The open call marks the first time the California Museum of Photography has solicited art from the public at this scale

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘Marvel’s 616’ Disney+ TV show features UCR graphic novelist John Jennings

Jennings discusses the importance of representation in comics in the new documentary series debuting Nov. 20

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

“I just don’t think shelters work”

Institutions, not only family rejection, underlie LGBTQ youth homelessness

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Too much hype, too soon?

The news arrived Monday that the world has been awaiting since spring: a vaccine has been developed that shows a high degree of efficacy in late-stage trials: 90%. That puts it in the company of effective vaccines such as for measles, and well beyond what the medical community hoped for...

‘The Cost of Free Shipping’ lifts curtain on Amazon

A new book alleges worker exploitation at Amazon, and shows how communities are resisting it

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

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, Health

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

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

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

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