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 press releases and publishes stories on the UCR website; fields media inquiries; and facilitates faculty and staff media interactions.
School of Medicine, Life Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Iqbal Pittalwala, 951-827-6050
School of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Jules Bernstein, 951-827-4580
College of Engineering, School of Business, Research and Economic Development
Holly Ober, 951-827-5893
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, School of Public Policy, Graduate School of Education
Tess Eyrich, 951-827-7847
Student News, Campus News, Arts & Humanities
Sandra Martínez, 951-827-2653
Jessica Weber, 951-827-6049
Wes Mallette, 951-827-5438
Director of News & Information
John Warren, 951-827-4756
Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Communications 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 on Demand site or call 951-827-4756.
Complimentary campus parking is available to credentialed media covering university business. To coordinate temporary media parking contact Lisa Cusick at 951-827-7847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.