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Lalami on short list for literary prize

UC Riverside Creative Writing Professor Laila Lalami is one of six finalists for the 2019 Simpson Literary Prize, which honors mid-career fiction authors.

Lalami is the author of multiple award-winning novels, including her most recent book, “The Moor’s Account.” Her new novel, “The Other Americans,” will be published later this month.

The $50,000 Simpson Literary Prize has been awarded […]

2019-03-18T15:48:28+00:00 March 18, 2019|Categories: News|

A very good year for conferences

Image credit: Frank La Pena, Deer Dance Spirit

Whether you love them – or love to avoid them – conferences are a time-proven way to bring academics, activists, artists and the public into conversation about research. In the last 30 years, the Center has hosted or supported over […]

2019-02-19T08:32:37+00:00 February 11, 2019|Categories: 30th Anniversary, Uncategorized|

She’s truly the colleague we all hope for

Dana Simmons

Dana Simmons has devoted her life to teaching. She is an associate professor in the department of history and has been teaching at UC Riverside for 13 years.

“With very little, if any, compensation, Dana has been tireless in her efforts to advance the careers of women faculty,” said Goldberry […]

2019-01-29T16:06:39+00:00 January 29, 2019|Categories: News|

The Party of the University: The institutional memory of Hanna Gray

There is a moment in former University of Chicago President Hanna Gray’s memoir, An Academic Life (published this spring with Princeton University Press), when Gray is appointed to chair Ronald Reagan’s Task Force on the Arts and Humanities, a committee whose object was reputed to be the dismantling of the National Endowments for the Arts and […]

2018-10-23T15:06:22+00:00 October 23, 2018|Categories: Director's Corner|

Lee Explores Human Evolution in “Close Encounters With Humankind”

Photo by Jimmy Lai/ Student Photographer, CHASS Marketing & Communications

“Close Encounters with Humankind” is not your typical textbook. Every chapter starts with a question. Questions can be about the birth of fatherhood, or farming, or our changing brains.

“A lot of the textbooks talk about the […]

2018-10-23T15:04:40+00:00 October 23, 2018|Categories: News|