Content Authored by: Jessica Weber

Navigating UCR’s swift transition to remote learning

With directives to suspend in-person classes in response to COVID-19, UCR moves to campus wide online instruction

By Jessica Weber | | University

Out of the ashes and into the fire

‘Facing Fire’ explores the beauty, threat, and devastation of California’s growing wildfires

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘Empty Vessel’ offers a rare insider’s view of California skate parks

Photographer Amir Zaki highlights the unique architectural spaces and their place in California culture

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Renowned mystery writer Walter Mosley to headline UC Riverside’s 43rd annual Writers Week

The 43rd annual Writers Week, California’s longest-running free literary event, is heading to UC Riverside, bringing a diverse array of emerging and established authors to the Inland Empire Feb. 10-14.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Comprehensive digital photography collection and $500k endowment donated to UCR ARTS

The gift from Jim and Georgia Steinhart marks the art center’s inaugural born-digital collection and first-ever endowment

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Resurrecting Prometheus

Limited-edition snow globes commemorate the world’s oldest tree while supporting UCR ARTS

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UC Riverside-led project offers new opportunities to commemorate veterans

Several resources, including a series of documentary vignettes, provides visitors numerous ways to enhance their own Veterans Day celebrations

By Jessica Weber | | University

Beyond Brilliant: Regina Louise

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By Jessica Weber | | Students, Beyond Brilliant

Power play: Manipulation and absurdity in photography

California Museum of Photography exhibition explores how artist Robert Cumming exposed the truth and trickery of photography

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Decoding race, monstrosity, and desire in ‘Candyman’

“Reflection Eternal,” on view at the Culver Center of the Arts Aug. 31-Jan. 19, unpacks the iconic horror film figure

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘In the Country of Women’ celebrates the ‘love of thousands’

Straight’s new memoir, published Aug. 6, extols the strength and resiliency of six generations of women

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Finding grace through waste in ‘Intolerable Beauty’

The new exhibition from artist and environmental activist Chris Jordan runs July 6-Jan. 5 at the Culver Center of the Arts

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Dual exhibitions from photographer John Divola examine social identity and the sublime

“STRATUM” and “Clive Wearing’s Dilemma” are on view at the California Museum of Photography May 11-Sept. 8

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

The enduring power of art as activism in “Emory Douglas: Bold Visual Language”

Although the Black Panther Party dissolved nearly 40 years ago, the movement’s legacy endures — largely through the iconic imagery created by former party member Emory Douglas. As the minister of culture for the Black Panther Party and graphic artist for the organization’s newspaper, Douglas was charged with establishing the...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

New movie aims to foster change in a broken system

“I Am Somebody’s Child,” a film based on UCR alumna Regina Louise’s memoir about growing up in foster care, premieres April 20 on Lifetime

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Join UCR faculty and alumni at the LA Times Festival of Books

Attend panel discussions and book signings featuring UCR writers at the USC campus April 13-14.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Being ‘Other’ in America

When Nora Guerraoui receives word her father has been killed in an apparent hit-and-run, she is forced to return to the small California desert town she left behind and contend with the many memories she’s tried to forget. So sets the stage of “The Other Americans,” the latest novel by...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Leaving it all to chance

Douglas McCulloh is not a man ruled by fate, but rather, chance. In fact, McCulloh, who joined UCR ARTS as the new senior curator for the California Museum of Photography, or CMP, in July has made chance his primary modus operandi. He traces his preoccupation with chance back to his...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Confronting loss and loneliness in “If You Have to Go”

Loneliness, while inherently isolating, is also a universal experience. This dichotomy lies at the heart of poet Katie Ford’s newest collection, “If You Have to Go.” Dominated by a crown of 39 sonnets — each linked by the repetition of the last line of a poem as the first line...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UC Riverside to host 42nd-annual Writers Week

Writers Week, California’s longest-running free literary event, will return to the University of California, Riverside, for its 42nd installment Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 11-16, 2019, featuring 22 writers across the two-week span. The conference will open with a reading and Q&A with renowned novelist Margaret Atwood. Atwood, whose prolific career...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture