University Communications is charged with facilitating media placements for news of UC Riverside’s teaching, research, and outreach programs. Toward that end, the team issues news releases and publishes stories on the UCR website; fields media inquiries; provides resources to news organizations; and facilitates faculty and staff media interactions.
School of Medicine, Life Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Iqbal Pittalwala, 951-827-6050
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Jules Bernstein, 951-827-4580
Bourns College of Engineering, School of Business, Research and Economic Development
Holly Ober, 951-827-5893
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Student News
Sandra Martínez, 951-827-2653
UCR Arts, English, Creative Writing
Jessica Weber, 951-827-6049
Wes Mallette, 951-827-5438
University News, School of Public Policy, Graduate School of Education
John Warren, 951-827-4756
Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Johnny Cruz, 951-827-6047
For after-hours media inquiries, call 951-312-3049.
To search for UC Riverside faculty experts by topic, visit our Experts site.
Complimentary campus parking is available to credentialed media covering university business. To coordinate temporary media parking contact Lisa Cusick at 951-827-7847 or email@example.com.
Filming on Campus
News organizations can shoot photos or video in public areas of the UC Riverside campus. Media access to university buildings and restricted areas is coordinated through UCR University Communications.
Filming/taping/photography for commercial purposes, such as television programs, movies and advertisements, must be approved in advance. No use of UC Riverside trademarks or service marks is permitted without advance written approval. Policies for commercial filming and photography on campus can be found on the UC Riverside policy website.
Complete a Filming Request Form if you are interested in commercial filming or photography on campus.
UC Riverside is equipped with a radio studio and an ISDN phone line for broadcast-quality radio interviews. For more information contact John Warren at 951-827-4756.
For more information on how to request public records visit the Office of Campus Counsel website.