Humanities and Social Sciences News and Events

Dr. Russell Fricano Named URSI Director

Dr. Russell Fricano was recently named Director of the Urban and Regional Studies Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Planning from the University of Southern California and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Director’s Perspective

Think on your university experience. You probably went to a classroom, conversed with your classmates about an upcoming assignment.
When worlds collide: FCS and nonprofit leadership alum taps commitment to inclusion

When worlds collide: FCS and nonprofit leadership alum taps commitment to inclusion

Lydia Jagodzinski, '20 turned her passions for community, diversity, and working with youth into her dream job.
RPLS alumna makes most of time outdoors

RPLS alumna makes most of time outdoors

An increase in outdoor recreation means an increase in engagement opportunities for Conservation Officer Chelsey Bechel '17.

Faculty reflect on documentary leading up to March 24 Health Summit

In anticipation of this year’s Health and Biomedical Science Summit, the College of Allied Health and Nursing and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences hosted a viewing and discussion of the documentary "The Central Park Five".

Teaching with Technology

Sign up for the online section of URBS 110: The City. Zoom around the globe with this unique, online class and pick the path of an adventure! Offered both Fall and Spring semesters.

Welcome from Chair

Greetings and welcome to the first edition of Government in the Real World!


Scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are open for application until February 28!

Let's Talk Government

The pandemic upended the way we were learning and the way we were teaching; a lot of change for us all. On the bright side, this situation provided the opportunity and technology to expand our ability to connect and discuss current issue.

Urban Management and Planning in the Real World

In February 2020, Urban and Regional Studies’ Dr. Miriam Porter traveled to Nepal to look at their post-Earthquake recovery through the lens of disaster management. Joining Dr. Porter in Nepal was Situ Chitrakar (’18), architect and urban planner, who served as co-researcher and translator.

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