University Relations is responsible for facilitating media placements for news of UC Riverside’s people, teaching, research, and outreach. The team issues news releases and publishes stories on the UCR website; fields media inquiries; provides resources to and advances relationships with news organizations; and facilitates faculty and staff media interactions.

The team also produces UCR Magazine and the Inside UCR and UCR Life newsletters. 

Media Contacts

School of Medicine, Life Sciences, Physics & Astronomy

Iqbal Pittalwala, 951-827-6050

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Bourns College of Engineering

Jules Bernstein, 951-827-4580

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Student News

Sandra Martínez, 951-827-2653 

School of Public Policy, School of Business, School of Education

David Danelski, 951-827-5893

University News

John Warren, 951-827-4756

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

Johnny Cruz, 951-827-6047

For after-hours media inquiries, call 951-534-8912.

Faculty Experts

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 Stephanie Falcone at 951-827-5596 or  

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 Relations.

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. 

Broadcast Facilities 

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.

Public Records

For more information on how to request public records visit the Office of Campus Counsel website.