College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Latest News

Modern activities follow the contours of ancient Teotihuacan

Lidar mapping study reveals vast landscape modifications that still influence construction and farming

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

UCR joins Big Brothers Big Sisters in new virtual mentoring program

Born from the pandemic, College Bigs, will count on nearly 150 UCR students to work with local high school mentees.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Shang-Chi, an Asian superhero on the big screen

Marvel’s first Asian film protagonist marks many milestones.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Psychologist to lead research on Alzheimer’s in Riverside

UC Riverside study is part of a larger landmark study tracking older adults

Dena Plemmons: Research ethics are top of mind

UCR is the first of two UC campuses to have a fully funded research ethics program.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Street-based sex workers perform emotional labor to build customer loyalty

Study finds it is an ordinary service business and more like other types of sex work than previously documented

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Leader effectiveness may depend on emotional expression

When they don’t express negative emotions, women are seen as more effective leaders than men

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars 

Goldwater scholars Shayan Saeed and Ryan Gates; and U.S. Fulbright scholars Jacqueline Aguirre de la O and Zehra Qazi are recipients of two of the nation’s most prestigious awards. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is one of the country’s most competitive honors in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Why weren’t New World rabbits domesticated?

Archaeologists find the answer in rabbit social behavior

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Mrs. Panda conquers online

The innovative Rule of 3 English-learning program completes its shift to an online portal.

Reza Aslan and Rainn Wilson wrestle with life’s biggest questions on new podcast

“Metaphysical Milkshake” sees the scholar and actor discuss weighty topics with contemporary thought leaders, bringing humor and insight to a new subject each week.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘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