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Content Authored by: Sandra Baltazar Martínez

From foster care to a free MBA

“I have been through a few challenges in my life, but with the support of this school and Guardian Scholars, I have achieved more than I ever thought I would.” - Brandy Renee Taylor
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UCR Palm Desert’s MFA celebrates 10th anniversary

What has made this low residency, self-sustaining program successful, can be attributed to three factors: it embraces fiction genre writing, it teaches students the business aspect of writing, and is driven by student success, boasting a publication/production rate of more than 75 percent within two years of graduating.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Hip-hop diaspora: Life, culture and academia

When Imani Kai Johnson was in graduate school, she began thinking about what hip-hop is – and where it’s going. Several years later, Johnson created her own space to showcase and discuss the future of hip-hop studies. On Dec. 7-9, the University of California, Riverside’s Department of Dance will host...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Tiny desk, huge accomplishments – and his own bed

The bedroom he shared with his parents and three siblings included a bunk bed, a queen bed, two wardrobes, and a narrow wooden table that served as his desk. That bedroom was where Alejandro Quiñones lived through middle school and high school with his family. Quiñones, 21, now a senior...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Grant will cover childcare costs for student parents at UCR

The University of California, Riverside’s Early Childhood Services center received a four-year grant from the United States Department of Education to provide low income undergraduate students with childcare assistance. The reauthorized $1.4 million grant will give these student parents a financial breather while they balance parenting and college life. Funding...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Homecoming 2018: Experience UCR

Invitations have been sent, fun activities are scheduled, and Scotty the Bear is ready to welcome thousands of alumni, family, students, and friends during the Nov. 16-17 celebrations. Homecoming is an opportunity for visitors to experience the university’s growth by participating in tours across campus, including science labs, the Botanic...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

'Mark Glassy and Frankenstein: Men of Many Parts'

Mark Glassy ’78 has collected more than 100,000 science fiction items in nearly half a century. But the cancer researcher’s passion for the genre doesn’t end there. He also spends most of his evenings sculpting figurines that capture scenes from his favorite science fiction films, most notably “Frankenstein.” His science...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

$4 million grant will study factors that lead to success for UC minority students in STEM disciplines

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $4 million grant to fund a program for minority students across nine University of California campuses. This NSF grant allows the Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, or CAMP, to continue supporting underrepresented students...

More than books: discover UC Riverside’s Tomás Rivera Library

Puppets, art book collections, literature in various languages, and water faucets that date back to the 1950s
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Information Overload Has Been Around Since the 1800s

New book finds similarities between 19th and 21st century mass media consumption habits and their effects on society

Stories of victory among UC Riverside’s 2018 graduating class

UCR’s 64th Commencement includes School of Medicine’s Hippocratic oath ceremony

Fishing for knowledge

Shannon Sweitzer carries life lessons from her father during UCR journey
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Come say ‘barn voyage’ to beloved eatery before its renovation

The Barn will close June 14 for an 18-month renovation

Fujimoto family diaries now available online

The UC Riverside Library has completed a six-month digitization process of 45 Fujimoto family diaries totaling more than 24,000 BY MELANIE RAMIRO RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( library.ucr.edu ) – On March 11, 1942, the life of one Riverside family was shattered when United States government officials took local farmer Toranosuke Fujimoto...

Music + technology = online jammin’ at UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Wanted: Music professionals and amateurs. A free online workshop called Online Jammin’ will be offered on Saturday, April 21 for musicians looking to learn new techniques using free online technology programs. Local participants wishing to take the daylong workshop in-person can visit the Experimental, Acoustic, Research Studio...

Dancing toward a future rooted in ancestral knowledge

Dance artists from Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States will offer dance performances and workshops at UC Riverside

Stanislavski at UC Riverside: A place where actors, scholars meet

What does it take to bring together actors and scholars? For Bella Merlin , professor of acting and directing at the University of California, Riverside, it takes a practical acting laboratory. A place where ideas and facts will come together. That’s exactly what Merlin will offer April 6-8 when she...

Dance with your soul at UC Riverside’s ‘NOT FESTIVAL’

NOT FESTIVAL comes to Southern California, led by UCR’s Luis Lara Malvacías
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Project Moving Forward: A benchmark for student success

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - As a young teacher, Linda Navarrette traveled to South Africa with one assignment: help teachers develop critical thinking skills in their students. Little did she know that her efforts in those impoverished communities would change her life. The experience catapulted her career into education, cementing her support...

LIVE: Ron Athey’s collective memoir is guest-curated by Professor Jennifer Doyle

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - After a performance, Jennifer Doyle wants the audience to walk away with intense emotions. And the live performance she is guest-curating at The Broad contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, “Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy, Automatism and Discernment” is not the exception. “I want people to have...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture
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