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The Rise of the Promotional Intellectual

The main tasks of a professor are to teach and do research. The two sometimes vie for priority, but together they encapsulate what we expect professors to do, and they take the bulk of weight in yearly evaluations, tenure judgments, and other professional measures. Now, it seems, a new task has been added to the job: promotion. We are urged to promote our classes, our departments, our colleges, our professional organizations. More than anything, we are directed to promote ourselves. The imperative is to [...]

2018-08-07T15:52:50-07:00August 7, 2018|Categories: Director's Corner|

The Center Receives $1 Million Grant

In a bold acknowledgment of the University of California, Riverside’s humanities programs, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $1 million to the university’s Center for Ideas and Society. The award, which comes on the eve of the Center for Ideas and Society’s 30th anniversary in 2019, is the largest the center has ever received. It will support a series of fellowships for faculty members pursuing humanities and humanities-related scholarship, said UCR’s Georgia Warnke, center director and distinguished professor of political science. “This award [...]

2018-07-16T16:54:40-07:00July 16, 2018|Categories: News|

Stop Trying to Sell the Humanities

Arguments that they’re useful are wrong, anti-humanistic, and sure to backfire The humanities are taking it on the chin. If there were any doubts about this proposition, they have been dispelled by the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point’s proposal to eliminate 13 majors, including history, art, English, philosophy, sociology, political science, French, German, and Spanish. The administration cited large deficits, programs with a low enrollment, and a desire to play to its strengths — STEM subjects and training in technology. One professor of [...]

2018-06-19T14:10:31-07:00June 19, 2018|Categories: Director's Corner|

Catherine Gudis Awarded Engaging Humanities Grant

Congratulations to Catherine Gudis (History), recipient of a UCHRI Engaging Humanities Grant for her project: Skid Row History Museum and Archives. Catherine Gudis is Director of the Public History Program at UCR and teaches classes in public history and 20th century U.S. history, building on her twin interests in modern consumer culture and cultural and urban constructions of race, space, and place. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Smith College and Ph.D. in American Studies (with distinction) from Yale University, where she also won [...]

2018-06-12T13:20:49-07:00June 12, 2018|Categories: News|

UCR archaeologist’s exhibition exposes an overlooked ancient Mesoamerican society

Catharina Santasilia (UC Riverside, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology) has been featured in Medium's latest issue. Santasilia was a participant in the Rise of Civilization in Mesoamerica Conference back in February 2018. Forget the hat and whip made famous by Indiana Jones. For a preteen Catharina E. Santasilia, her love of archaeology started with Daniel Day-Lewis. It was the actor’s star-making performance in “The Last of the Mohicans” that inspired the Denmark-born Santasilia’s lifelong interest in indigenous peoples and the things they left behind. “I’ve always [...]

2018-06-12T10:57:37-07:00June 12, 2018|Categories: News|

Thank you for a great year!

As the academic year draws to a close, we want to THANK YOU for your participation and support! We’re celebrating another successful year of humanities-oriented programs at UCR. Over the last 12 months, the Center sponsored… 5 conferences & workshops reaching over 360 people 8 community events with over 450 participants 9 faculty-led projects hosting 27 guest speakers 8 faculty book talks including Emory Elliott Award winner: “Miss Burma” by Charmaine Craig 24 graduate dissertation research grants PLUS co-sponsorship of events across campus on [...]

2018-06-14T11:05:28-07:00June 11, 2018|Categories: News|

UCHRI Awards Grants to UC Riverside Faculty & Students

Congratulations to Jody Benjamin (History), recipient of a UCHRI Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop award for his project: The Texture of Change: Cloth, Commerce and History in Western Africa, 1700–1850. Additional kudos for two UCR graduate students who have received Graduate Student Dissertation Support Grants from UCHRI: Mackenzie Gregg: Plagues that Fascinate: Literary Leprosy and Queer Affect in the Victorian Fin de Siècle Hannah Manshel: The Freedom of a Broken Law

2018-05-22T14:08:50-07:00May 22, 2018|Categories: News|

Stephen Sohn Receives NEH Summer Stipend

Congratulations to CIS Senior Fellow Stephen Sohn (English), recipient of a 2018 NEH Summer Stipend for his project: The Korean War (1950-53) in Poetry by Korean Americans. NEH Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. The fellowship sponsors continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Stephen Sohn, a former University of California President’s Postdoctoral fellow (2006-2007), has edited or co-edited a number of different works and [...]

2018-05-01T16:21:37-07:00May 1, 2018|Categories: News|

Loubna Qutami Awarded UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley

Loubna Qutami (Ethnic Studies) has been awarded a UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley. Congratulations! Loubna, a recent recipient of a CIS Humanities Graduate Student Research award, will complete her dissertation and graduate in June. She has completed a Masters of Arts degree in the College of Ethnic Studies: Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative at San Francisco State University. Her Master’s Thesis Transnational Belonging: Palestinian Youth Searching for Home interrogates the imagined and real boundaries impacting transnational Palestinian youth movements and belonging to homeland. [...]

2018-04-24T15:49:25-07:00April 24, 2018|Categories: News|

Eric Stanley Awarded UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Eric Stanley (Gender & Sexuality Studies), recipient of the 2018-19 UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship for "Queer Remains: Race, Trans Resistance, and the Aesthetics of Violence​."  The award program, administered through UCHRI, provides UC faculty with fellowship support to carry out an extended research project in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. 

2018-04-11T09:07:09-07:00April 11, 2018|Categories: News|

Whose University Is It Anyway?

TOWARD THE END of his life George Orwell wrote, “By the age of 50, everyone has the face he deserves.” The same is true of societies and their universities. By the time a society reaches its prime, it has the university it deserves. We have arrived there now in Canada, in the middle age of our regime, well past our youth but not quite to our dotage. What do we see when we look into the mirror of our universities? What image do we [...]

2018-03-08T11:24:27-08:00March 8, 2018|Categories: Director's Corner|

“Understanding what it means to be human — and why it matters”

If you’ve ever wondered what it means to be human, what our purpose is in the world, and why things happen the way they do, you’re not alone. That’s the mission of the Center for Ideas and Society at the University of California, Riverside — to encourage and nurture humanities-related inquiry and discussion. “The academic disciplines referred to as ‘the humanities’ are often seen as either indulgences or extras in a university setting, which is more likely to be associated with research and innovation [...]

2018-03-08T09:15:58-08:00March 8, 2018|Categories: News|

UCR’s Culver Center to Host Sweeping ‘Neo Native’ Contemporary Arts Symposium

An unprecedented four-day symposium hosted by the University of California, Riverside will spotlight Native American artists whose work explores aspects of the contemporary Native American experience. Held Nov. 1-4, “Neo Native: Toward New Mythologies” further brings to life the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts’ 40-work exhibition of the same name, which opened in June at the Alta Loma-based gallery. The exhibition, curated by Navajo painter Tony Abeyta, includes pieces from 11 contemporary artists with Native American tribal affiliations, including ceramicists, painters, [...]

2017-10-30T15:06:34-07:00October 30, 2017|Categories: News|

The 2018 MIGC Call for Papers

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) is an annual event held at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee that supports the sharing and collaboration of national and international graduate student research across disciplines. Urban development. Access to information technologies. Voting districts. Drone warfare. The asymmetrical identifies a lack of equivalence that is increasingly characteristic of contemporary economic, material, political, and visual relations. Asymmetry is often at the surface of history: where sustained and repeated practices of inequality manifest as image. The asymmetrical is also an [...]

2017-10-27T15:04:17-07:00October 27, 2017|Categories: News|

Research group explores social issues in the Mediterranean through the arts

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, UCR’s Center for Ideas and Society-sponsored research group Migration and Conflict Across the Mediterranean kickstarted their year-long project of examining Mediterranean topics on religious conflict and toleration and migration through the arts and exile. Organized by three UC Riverside professors — Professor of Literature & Performance and Chairman of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production Erith Jaffe-Berg; Professor of History Michele Salzman and Associate Professor of History Fariba Zarinebaf — the group met at the Center of Ideas and Society, where other [...]

2017-10-27T15:05:44-07:00October 24, 2017|Categories: News|

UCR Celebrates Launch of Bilingualism Matters

The ability to speak two languages is considered a coveted social and professional advantage in an increasingly globalized society. Less frequently discussed, however, are the cognitive benefits that bilingualism offers to speakers. According to the University of California, Riverside’s Judith Kroll, distinguished professor of psychology and director of UCR’s Bilingualism, Mind, and Brain Lab, bilingualism’s consequences are evident over the entire life span. People who can speak more than one language develop “mental flexibility” that increases openness to new learning, while code-switching, the practice of [...]

2017-09-25T13:11:31-07:00September 25, 2017|Categories: News|

Jonathan Walton Arrested at DACA Protest

Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies speaker and former UC Riverside Professor, Jonathan Walton, was one of the thirty-one professors arrested on Thursday at the DACA protest in Harvard Square. Reverend Jonathan L. Walton was arrested at a protest against the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Timothy R. O'Meara   Before the arrests, several professors, one undocumented student, Massachusetts State Representative Marjorie C. Decker, and Memorial Church Minister Jonathan L. Walton spoke of the need to take [...]

2017-09-08T10:48:01-07:00September 8, 2017|Categories: News|

Daisy Vargas, History Ph.D. Candidate, Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Center for Ideas & Society affiliate, Daisy Vargas, is one of the six Ph.D. candidates in the Department of History who have won prestigious fellowships and grants totaling more than $200,000 this year. Daisy has worked on several projects at the Center including Religions in Diaspora and Global Affairs (RIDAGA) and Articul@s Autonm@s. Daisy Vargas has been awarded $25,000 as one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2017 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest [...]

2017-08-08T16:35:43-07:00August 8, 2017|Categories: News|

UCR’s First Student Cohort of MMUF to Graduate

In a few short weeks, the University of California, Riverside will graduate its first cohort of students awarded the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF). UC Riverside was awarded a $500,000 grant in 2014 by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the MMUF program on campus. The purpose of MMUF is to help diversify college and university faculty by mentoring and preparing undergraduate students for graduate school and academic positions. “UCR’s participation in the MMUF program is a testament to the strength of our student [...]

2017-07-26T09:45:09-07:00June 12, 2017|Categories: News|

When Anthropologists Act as Artifacts #MMTW – Allegra

This post is the third installment of our thread on the Moving Matters Traveling Workshop (MMTW), a project that explores migration and mobility by developing artwork, exhibitions, performances and public interventions. In the first installment, anthropologist and writer Helen Faller talked to Susan Ossman, Artistic Director of MMTW and in part two, performance artist Priya Srinivasan reflected on movement. The Harpin & the Golden Horse The Hairpin (AB): Do you think that only legs can take you this far? And only four of [...]

2017-06-09T15:49:06-07:00June 9, 2017|Categories: News|

Some Thoughts on Movement and the #MMTW – Allegra

It was the moment that the sociologist from University of Amsterdam Olga Sezneva announced “I will be a talking artifact” while striking a pose in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam that I knew our collaboration would work and that I was in the right place. The whole group burst into laughter and we continued our work of live performance in the museum engaging with the objects in the museum and also inserting our own objects into the exhibits. I had recently joined the Moving [...]

2017-06-12T11:15:59-07:00June 9, 2017|Categories: News|

“Daughters of the Dust” Kicks Off Free Film Series

The award-winning film “Daughters of the Dust” will kick off a free summer film series at the University of California, Riverside May 12-13. The series, “Film for Thought,” is part of the Center for Ideas and Society’s Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies project. This two-year project will investigate issues surrounding economic inequality, access to higher education, religious identity and intolerance, and omitted or erased histories. As the debut film in the series, “Daughters of the Dust” is co-sponsored by the UCR Speculative Fiction and Cultures [...]

2017-06-09T09:26:04-07:00May 12, 2017|Categories: News|

Three Scholars Win Fulbright Grants

Three Scholars, all associated with the Center for Ideas & Society, win Fulbright Grants. April 24, 2017: Fellowships will support research on women in French architecture, conservation-resource rights tensions in South Africa, and the state of religiosity in India. Heidi Brevik-Zender will hold the 2017-18 visiting professorship at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where she will do research for a book project exposing the role of women in 19th century French architecture. Anthropologist Derick Fay will return to South Africa, where he has conducted extensive [...]

2017-05-12T15:26:20-07:00May 12, 2017|Categories: News|

THE MOVING MATTERS TRAVELING WORKSHOP

AN INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN OSSMAN #MMTW Excerpt from an interview with Susan Ossman, Artistic Director of the Moving Matters Traveling Workshop, by Allegra Laboratory: Helen: What is the Moving Matters Traveling Workshop? Susan: The MMTW is a collective of artists and scholars who develop art together based on their shared experience of living in several countries. The project started in 2013 at a seminar where anthropologists and artists developed “creative responses” to my book Moving Matters, Paths of Serial Migration. Since then we have met [...]

2017-06-09T15:54:14-07:00April 20, 2017|Categories: News|

Heidi Brevik-Zender receives Fulbright US Scholar Award

Heidi Brevik-Zender (Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature) has been selected for a 2017-18 Fulbright US Scholar Award.  She will hold the Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship at University of Aberdeen, where she will be working on a book-length research project on women, architecture, and the built environment in France in the 19th century. Learn more about Professor Brevik-Zender and her work at complitforlang.ucr.edu.

2017-05-18T17:30:41-07:00April 5, 2017|Categories: News|

The Critical Studies Collective

The Critical Studies Collective, a UC faculty and graduate student research initiative, received a substantial UCOP award to collaborate across five UCs to develop curricula, symposia, and a website, all devoted to Critical Refugee Studies. UCR's Lan Duong (Media and Cultural Studies), founding member and co-organizer of the collective, hosted theTowards a Critical Refugee Studies Symposium with support from the Center for Ideas and Society in 2016. Members of the collective are also currently organizing an anthology of key papers.

2017-03-06T16:48:55-08:00March 6, 2017|Categories: News|

Ajay Verghese receives Fulbright-Nehru Award

Ajay Verghese, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and current Fellow at the Center for Ideas and Society at UC Riverside, has received a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award to fund nine months of research in India. Dr. Verghese will be studying how globalization and modernization are impacting religious communities and identity in contemporary India. Learn more about Professor Verghese and his work at politicalscience.ucr.edu.

2017-02-06T14:31:05-08:00February 6, 2017|Categories: News|

2nd annual Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium

Plan to attend the second annual Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium, February 23-24! The digital humanities represent the cutting edge of humanities research and instruction, but they also represent a fundamental shift in the paradigm of humanities, from the model of the lone scholar to that of the interconnected team; and from the model of the durable paper publication to that of the digital, ephemeral product. Since the infrastructure (including staff, resources, and services) necessary to support these new models are very different from those required [...]

2017-02-06T13:42:37-08:00February 6, 2017|Categories: News|

Anthea Kraut will receive the Emory Elliott Book Award

UCR Today article by Mojgan Sherkat on this year's Emory Elliott Book Award winner, Professor Anthea Kraut “It is truly an honor to be recognized in this way by my own colleagues at UCR,” Kraut said. “I’m also very fortunate in that I got to benefit from Emory’s mentorship while he was still with us, and I’m so moved to play a role in carrying on his formidable legacy.” About the book “Choreographing Copyright” is a new historical and cultural analysis of U.S. dance-makers’ investment [...]

2016-12-15T16:47:07-08:00December 15, 2016|Categories: News|

CHASS College Award Recipients

Conrad Rudolph, winner of the 2015 Emory Elliott Award, has received the 2015-16 CHASS Distinguished Research Lecturer Award. "Dr. Rudolph is an art historian whose research focuses on the art of Medieval Europe, with special attention to the role of visual expression in the articulation of intellectual and theological concepts, and their dissemination into the broader culture. As a medievalist, Rudolph’s work is lauded not only for its historical rigor, but also for its conceptual daring and theoretical sophistication. Rudolph is known to be a [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:41-07:00October 6, 2016|Categories: News|

The 26th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards

UCR’s Rickerby Hinds has been nominated for a NAACP Theatre Award for Best Director on his play “Dreamscape.” Dreamscape", a riveting race-related, hip-hop production depicting the death of a 19-year-old young lady killed by a local police department and examined by a dispassionate County Coroner leads in Local nominations with six – Best Choreographer, Best Director, Best Female Lead, Best Male Lead, Best Playwright and Best Producer. Keena Ferguson's exceptional one person show "Unbranded" follows with five nominations – Best Director, Best Lighting, Best Playwright, [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:41-07:00September 30, 2016|Categories: News|

The Maya Music Project

  Jared Katz (UCR Anthropology PhD candidate) developed the Maya Music Project to help engage and educate summer school students in archaeology and ancient Mayan culture. The project was funded by the Center for Ideas and Society and the UC Public Scholars Program, a collaborate grant designed to support & develop community internships.

2017-05-18T17:30:41-07:00July 26, 2016|Categories: News|

Filmmaker, Scholars to Discuss Ethnic Futurisms

June 9 conference wraps up yearlong exploration of science fiction through the lens of racial inclusiveness By Bettye Miller on June 2, 2016 A yearlong study of ethnic futurisms concludes with a conference on June 9. Art work by John Jennings RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A yearlong exploration of ethnic futurisms at the University of California, Riverside concludes with a conference on Thursday, June 9, that will feature scholars of science fiction and fantasy literature and a SF filmmaker. The all-day conference, “Narrating the [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:41-07:00June 2, 2016|Categories: News|

UC Riverside Presents ‘Toward a Critical Refugee Studies: A Symposium’

Conference about globally displaced populations on May 25 By Mojgan Sherkat on May 16, 2016 Tomorrow I Leave, 2010. Image courtesy of Lin and Lam RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – What would you do when your, as Kenyan-born Somali poet Warsan Shire phrases it, “home is the mouth of a shark?” Artists, activists, and academics will gather to tackle that topic at the University of California, Riverside with a symposium on global displacement. The conference is called, “Toward a Critical Refugee Studies,” and will [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:42-07:00May 16, 2016|Categories: News|

UC Riverside Conference Focuses on Issues and Benefits of Diversity

May 6-7 event is open to the community and concludes a two-year research project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation By Bettye Miller on April 27, 2016 The Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Conference May 6-7 will examine issues and benefits of diversity. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A two-year research project exploring issues and benefits of diversity at the University of California, Riverside and in Southern California will conclude with a conference May 6-7 in downtown Riverside that is open to the public. The [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:42-07:00April 27, 2016|Categories: News|

Show and Prove: Tensions, Contradictions, and Possibilities of Hip Hop Studies

Conference coming to UC Riverside, set for April 8-10 By Mojgan Sherkat on March 22, 2016 Dance performance during the 2012 Show and Prove Hip Hop conference. Photo Courtesy: Amanda 'Lafotographeuse' Adams-Louis RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – The University of California, Riverside is hosting the Show and Prove Hip Hop Studies conference, scheduled for Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Complimentary parking permits are available at the kiosk near the [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:42-07:00March 22, 2016|Categories: News|

“Sea Seed”: An Entertaining Education

By Rachel Adair on February 22, 2016 Arts & Entertainment Highlander/ Jeffrey Chang There are very few places that get as dark and empty as downtown Riverside on a Tuesday night at 8 p.m. When I arrived at the Culver Center to watch “Sea Seed,” a staged reading composed by the Sons of Semele Ensemble, a small trickle of visitors to the evening’s play occasionally went from the darkness outside to the white brightness of the Culver Center. The third reading in [...]

2017-07-25T11:02:22-07:00February 22, 2016|Categories: News|

UC Riverside Presents “Sea Seed”

The original play will be presented at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts on Feb. 16 By Mojgan Sherkat on February 12, 2016 Erith Jaffe-Berg RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – Erith Jaffe-Berg, chair of the theatre, film and digital production department, will present an original play called “Sea Seed” on Feb. 16 at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. The play was developed by members of the theater group the Son of Semele Ensemble and Jaffe-Berg, and inspired [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:42-07:00February 12, 2016|Categories: News|

Curation of Migration

Anthropology News article by Carrie Ida Edinger on the Moving Matters Traveling Workshop. READ ARTICLE

2017-02-06T13:16:30-08:00December 1, 2015|Categories: News|

Oxford Professor of Poetry, Simon Armitage, gives reading on campus

By Robert Lees on October 20, 2015 One of England’s leading poets and current professor of poetry at Oxford Simon Armitage gave a reading followed by a book signing last Wednesday at INTS 1113. He read about 10 poems that spanned his career, from his early work in “Seeing Stars” to his translation of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” The crowd was decent sized, with about 40 people which included students as well as professors, many of whom were familiar with Armitage’s wide body [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:42-07:00October 20, 2015|Categories: News|

Huntington Library and UC Riverside

By Larry Gordon, LA Times In an effort to promote scholarship in the humanities, the Huntington Library will subsidize the hiring of two professors at UC Riverside and host them as researchers for two years. Plans being announced Wednesday describe the program as a way to help support the study of humanities at a time when some departments are facing cutbacks as more attention is paid to science and technology on college campuses. READ FULL ARTICLE

2017-02-06T11:51:13-08:00October 15, 2015|Categories: News|

Humanists@Work

Congratulations to UCR’s Jose Medrano, Hispanic Studies, for being one of six students selected for the Humanists@Work graduate student advisory committee! Humanists@Work is a UC-wide initiative geared towards UC Humanities and humanistic Social Science MAs and PhDs interested in careers outside/alongside the academy. Learn more

2017-02-06T11:24:00-08:00June 22, 2015|Categories: News|

“Colliding Worlds: When Art, Science and Technology Meet at UC Riverside” Excerpt

Two programs supported by the Center for Ideas and Society, Science Studies Coffee Hour and the upcoming Comics and Medicine Conference, have been featured in the UCR Magazine article "Colliding Worlds: When Art, Science and technology Meet at UC Riverside" By Michelle Woo. Read the following excepts with their mention: Bonding Across Disciplines Connections at UCR form through natural, open- ended conversation, which blooms through programs such as Science Studies Coffee Hour, an intimate forum where faculty, researchers and graduate students of all disciplines can [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:42-07:00May 29, 2015|Categories: News|

Grant Aims to Increase Faculty Diversity

$500,000 award launches Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program By Bettye Miller on December 15, 2014 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded UCR a four-year, $500,000 grant to support a research and mentoring program for undergraduates aimed at increasing diversity among faculty in American universities. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The University of California, Riverside has been awarded a $500,000 grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a research and mentoring program for undergraduates aimed at increasing diversity among faculty in American universities. [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:43-07:00December 15, 2014|Categories: News|

Conference to Examine Latino, Latin American Objects of Devotion

Dec. 12-13 event at the Culver Center draws international scholars, artists and museum curators By Bettye Miller on December 3, 2014 RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Scholars, artists and museum curators will examine sacred objects, rituals and visual culture of Latin America and Latinos in a conference at UC Riverside’s Culver Center of the Arts on Dec. 12-13. The conference, “Objects of Devotion/Objetos de Devoción,” coincides with an exhibition by Mexican-British photographer Alinka Echeverría, whose photographic series “The Road to Tepeyac” captures pilgrims and the objects they [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:43-07:00December 3, 2014|Categories: News|

Salton Sea threatened by inaction, experts say

By Jim Steinberg, The Sun 11/12/14, 3:00 AM PST RIVERSIDE >> Experts speaking at UC Riverside on Monday say the problem with a shrinking Salton Sea was identified some 50 years ago but the remoteness of the site has partially kept it off the fix agenda. “Here we are at almost 2015 and the clock is ticking to 2017 and we have no consensus about what to do,” said Mark Matsumoto, a UCR professor of chemical and environmental engineering. In two years a court order [...]

2016-07-20T10:25:07-07:00November 12, 2014|Categories: News|

Salton Sea Sustainability Issues Addressed

Nov. 10 panel to discuss UC Irvine’s Salton Sea Initiative, UC Riverside research By Bettye Miller on October 31, 2014 Sustainability issues of the Salton Sea will be discussed Nov. 10. Photo courtesy of USGS RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Created by accident and once a popular tourist destination, the Salton Sea has been the receptacle for run-off of salt, fertilizers and pesticides from the nearly half a million acres of agricultural land that surrounds it. The Salton Sea Initiative at the University of California, [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:43-07:00October 31, 2014|Categories: News|

Immunologist to Discuss Ebola Nov. 4

Ilhem Messaoudi will explain history of current outbreak, prospects for treatments and vaccines By Bettye Miller on October 24, 2014 RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The history of Ebola virus infections that led to the outbreak in West Africa this year and prospects for new treatments and vaccines will be discussed in a lecture presented at UC Riverside on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Ilhem Messaoudi, an associate professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at UCR, will discuss “Ebola 2014: Facts and Myths & Are We at Risk?” [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:43-07:00October 24, 2014|Categories: News|

Seminars to Explore Diversity at UCR, Southern California

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards $208,000 grant to Center for Ideas and Society By Bettye Miller on October 10, 2014 RIVERSIDE, Calif. – UC Riverside’s Center for Ideas and Society has been awarded a $208,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a two-year series of seminars exploring diversity at UCR and in Southern California. The seminar series – “Advancing Intercultural Studies” – will examine changing perceptions of ethnic, cultural and cosmopolitan identities, the practices of immigrant religions and developments in civic and [...]

2017-05-18T17:30:43-07:00October 10, 2014|Categories: News|
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