Content Authored by: Jessica Weber

Nalo Hopkinson enters Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman Universe’

Author will pen “House of Whispers,” a new comic series rooted in Afro-Caribbean culture
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR ARTS celebrates new name, purpose

The newly renamed arts institution will bring enhanced programming and scholarship to downtown Riverside
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Graphic Novel Adaptation of “Kindred” Nominated for Eisner Award

John Jennings discusses the challenge of transforming the beloved classic into a best-selling graphic novel.
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Exhibition explores 20th Century through the lens of dust

A peculiar photograph leads to an examination of modernity, war, and ruin in “A Handful of Dust”
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

ARTSblock exhibition features public’s work alongside artist’s

The Culver Center will host an exhibition featuring photography submitted by the community in conjunction with installations by Xavier Cázares Cortéz
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Capturing life’s little moments

Joe Leavenworth, graduate of UCR’s MFA in Visual Art, continues to make his mark as a photographer on both the East and West Coast
By Jessica Weber | | University

New poetry collection explores life’s questions, great and small

“The Wilderness” by Maurya Simon is now available. (Jaime Clifford) RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — How do you encapsulate several decades of your life? That was the question for Maurya Simon , professor emerita in the Department of Creative Writing and professor of the Graduate Division at the University...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Creative writing faculty and alumni to appear at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is right around the corner and a number of faculty and alumni from UCR’s Department of Creative Writing and the UCR Palm Desert Center’s Low-Residency MFA program will be participating in a host of conversations and readings....

A mother’s greatest nightmare: Susan Straight broaches school shootings

As of March 8, there have been 14 school shootings so far this year . Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., 756 copycat threats have been made targeting schools across the country. For author Susan Straight — and many others around the...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

“Fictive Kin” questions how we view the everyday

A new exhibition showcasing the photography of contemporary artists Sarah Conaway, Annette Kelm, and Kim Schoen will debut at the Culver Center of the Arts at UCR ARTSblock on Feb. 24. Much information in our daily lives is consumed through visual cues, like billboards blinking by on a highway, with...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR bioengineer awarded Fulbright grant

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — A University of California, Riverside scholar has been awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil for 2018-19. Valentine Vullev , a professor of bioengineering whose research areas include molecular photonics and biophotonics, will continue his research...
By Jessica Weber | | Science / Technology