College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

CAHSS News & Events

The latest news and events for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Bob Danziger teams up with CSUMB and others to celebrate Bach

Longtime CAHSS supporter and namesake behind the RND Amphitheater at CAHSS 504 Robert Danziger enlists OLLI Director Michelle Crompton and MPA Chair Jeff Jones for a free, live-streamed show of recorded concert music, talks and stories, film and sound clips, and art images in celebration of the Brandenburg Concerto 300th Anniversary - and the Golden Record.

CAHSS Faculty Present on MAESTROs Project-ESCALA Retreat

The College of Education's MAESTROs Project invited SBGS Associate Professor Rebecca Bales and PSY Professor Jennifer Fletcher to the ESCALA Summer Retreat. Their culminating work will be presented in February as part of the CoE's Equity in teaching and learning faculty presentations.

SBGS' Chrissy Lau Receives Grant for We Go Down Sewing: The Auntie Sewing Squad, Radical Care and Racial Justice During COVID-19

Congratulations to SBGS Assistant Professor Chrissy Lau on being awarded a $4,000 grant from The Albert Lepage Center, Villanova University, COVID-19 Grants for History in the Public Interest. Co-PIs include Mai-Linh Hong, Assistant Professor at UC Merced and Preeti Sharma, Assistant Professor at Cal State Long Beach.

Cinematic Arts & Technology Faculty Film Accepted to Sundance Festival

Congratulations to Cinematic Arts faculty Meghan O'Hara and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck! Their documentary short film "The Field Trip" was accepted by The Sundance Institute and will screen at the 2021 Sundance Festival beginning on January 28, 2021.

MPA's Doug Ovens' Work Featured in Concert Livestreamed by National Opera Center

Congratulations to MPA's Doug Ovens! His piece "Piano Resonances" will be featured in Pianist Max Lifchitz' concert Old Meets New. The event will be livestreamed from the National Opera Center's Youtube Channel on February 8, 4 pm EST.

CAHSS College Mixer-Otter Days 2019

The new CAHSS Building 504 is located on Divarty Street between the Joel and Dina Gambord Business and Information Technology Building and Beach Hall. From the main entrance on Divarty Street, the mural Skylight: Transmission of Knowledge/Windows to Justice leads into the two-story atrium, featuring the Visual and Public Art Gallery and the Suite of the Office of the Dean. The lobby opens out to a covered walkway to access classrooms and the three-tier amphitheater.

Music & Performing Arts

MPA students perform in an end-of-semester event featuring student piano compositions and a performance by Sharp Nine.

MPA Masterclasses and Guest Lectures: Lanier Sammons

MPA faculty member Lanier Sammons discusses his installation "Spoken/Unspoken." The piece, a collaboration with Hospice of Santa Cruz County, is a sound installation that features intimate stories from Hospice patients in end of life care.

Ethics and Responsible Business Forum

2018 Topic: The Ethics of Fake News: Who Controls the Future of Democracy?

Academic III-CAHSS Groundbreaking

President Eduardo Ochoa, Dean Ilene Feinman and Associate Dean Andrew Drummond led the groundbreaking ceremony for "Academic III"-the new home for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, set to open in Fall, 2019. Building highlights include an outdoor amphitheater, 200-seat film classroom, an art gallery, and specialized lab spaces for language learning, oral history, anthropology, and archaeology.

CAHSS on the Move

In one respect, the new home for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at CSUMB is simply an important – and badly needed – addition to the campus infrastructure.

A Community of Artists

One of the first things professor Enid Baxter Ryce did as interim director of CSUMB’s new Salinas Center for the Arts & Culture was to walk around downtown Salinas surveying the community about what they would like the center to do.

Leaving His Mark

When Heriberto Marquez came to an open house at Cal State Monterey Bay as a high school senior, he knew very little about the place.

School of Humanities & Communication Recognized for Integration of Civic Responsibility

SEASIDE, Ca., Oct. 25, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) School of Humanities & Communication (HCOM) was recognized today by The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) for providing a model on how to make civic learning and democratic engagement an expectation for all students who major in that discipline.

CSUMB Alumnae Win Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program

SEASIDE, Calif., May 12, 2017 – Two CSUMB alumnae are members of the Wonder Women film crew who won the 2017 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program on April 30, 2017.

CAHSS Capstone Festival Schedule: Fall 2017

Join us as CAHSS Celebrates the Fall Capstone Festival December 14 & 15

CAHSS Spotlight on Service Learning

CAHSS faculty, staff and students are deeply committed to engaging with our communities. We're pleased to share a small sampling of a few of our service learning opportunities from the 2016-17 academic year.

CAHSS Spotlight on Service Learning

CAHSS faculty, staff and students are deeply committed to engaging with our communities. We're pleased to share a small sampling of a few of our service learning opportunities from the 2016-17 academic year..

CAHSS Graduation Stories: Karina Ruiz, Human Communication

Karina Ruiz returns after year off reinvigorated and ready for leadership as McNair & UROC scholar, peer mentor, club founder, teaching assistant and sets sights on becoming a professor.

CAHSS Graduation Stories: Dora Marquez, World Languages & Cultures

Spanish Major Dora Marquez writes a note of thanks and inspiration to CSUMB

CAHSS Graduation Stories: Aaron Vasconcelos, Human Communication

USMC Veteran Aaron Vasconcelos finds support in Veteran's Campus Community