Warehouse and trucking industries in the Inland Empire have provided more jobs, but also health risks and low wages, report finds
A new study offers strategies for improving the regional economy and discusses detrimental impacts on children and adults, most of whom are Black or Latino.
Conference to explore surge in Latino activism after California’s Prop. 187
Nearly 30 years later, experts will discuss why this short-lived law sparked change within Latino communities. Conference will be March 1-2 in downtown Riverside.
'Vietgone' - zany, sexy, and maybe even a little bit true
UCR’s Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production is staging “Vietgone” by Qui Nguyen through Feb. 24. Nguyen described “Vietgone” as a “probably-mostly-true” and "zany, sex comedy” about how his parents met in a refugee camp at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, after the fall of Saigon in 1975. His future father...
UCR to offer BA degree to students in the Norco state prison
UC Riverside will offer a Bachelor of Arts program within the confines of the Norco California Rehabilitation Center, a prison about 50 east of Los Angeles.
Writers Week to honor Dave Eggers, Rigoberto González, and Quincy Troupe
Free literary festival is set for Feb. 10 and Feb. 12-16.
Aunts, aunties, and ‘tías’ offer protection to their LGBTQ youth relatives
Study on youth from the Inland Empire and South Texas points to how these “othermothers” offer emotional safety, housing stability.
BOOKS: ‘Acting: The Basics,’ brings an art form back to its cave-drawing origins
Bella Merlin, professor of theatre, film, and digital production, releases a third edition with updated case studies and a focus on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
47th Writers Week coming to UC Riverside in February
The event includes 52 authors and will honor literary giants Dave Eggers, Quincy Troupe, and Rigoberto González.
BOOKS: To live or to die? That is the question
UC Riverside professor John Martin Fischer coauthors a book that discusses the pros and cons of life and death.
Playwright sets sights on Broadway for 'Blackbox'
A mist shrouds the stage, and the angled light creates shadows and mystery. It could be dawn or dusk. At center stage sits a large wooden box with a lock hung on the hasp as if ready for an escape artist to perform his act. Crates, a lamp, and other...
Tod Goldberg’s fictional crime world feels so real
On Sunday, Nov. 5 the author of “Gangsters Don’t Die” will be in conversation with authors Lee Goldberg and Susan Straight at UCR ARTS in downtown Riverside.
Palm Desert’s first Poet Laureate is a UCR alumna
Lori Davis became the city’s inaugural Poet Laureate and will help celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.
Diversity statements in UC faculty hirings is questioned
Use of diversity statements in faculty hiring can come into conflict with academic freedom protections, say the authors of a new paper published by the UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education.
Halloween: Black horror films at UCR ARTS
All films are free and open to the public. Screenings run through Oct. 28.
UCR ARTS preps for ‘PST ART: Art & Science Collide’
Getty and Thoma foundation grants are supporting this exhibition. The Center for Ideas and Society will host art scholar Jussi Parikka.
Exhibition on environmental justice is a rally for change
A two-week pop-up exhibition opens on Saturday, Oct. 14. It aims to offer resources to teachers and inform the community at large.
Faculty members discuss AI’s possible impacts at UCR
UCR faculty members from different disciplines discuss how artificial intelligence or AI is expected to create a paradigm shift in higher education instruction.
On stage: Magic, gospel music, and an escape from enslavement
Rickerby Hinds, UCR playwright and professor, transforms the true story of Henry Box Brown’s harrowing escape from enslavement in 1849 America into a magic show in the first full production of “Blackbox,” October 5-14.
U.S. News 2023 college rankings are out, and UCR surges
Once again, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the No. 2 university in the nation for social mobility. UCR also climbed 13 spots in the overall rankings, to No. 76 among the top 435 private and public universities. This is the second consecutive year that UCR has...