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Author Susan Straight featured in Alta Asks Live

Straight joined writer and critic Heather Scott Partington for a live chat about writing, teaching, and calling Riverside home

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

How UCR’s Low-Residency MFA program uses remote teaching to its advantage

The program’s faculty members and students offer advice for transitioning to online classes due to coronavirus

By Jessica Weber | | University

‘Empty Vessel’ offers a rare insider’s view of California skate parks

Photographer Amir Zaki highlights the unique architectural spaces and their place in California culture

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Renowned mystery writer Walter Mosley to headline UC Riverside’s 43rd annual Writers Week

The 43rd annual Writers Week, California’s longest-running free literary event, is heading to UC Riverside, bringing a diverse array of emerging and established authors to the Inland Empire Feb. 10-14.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Comprehensive digital photography collection and $500k endowment donated to UCR ARTS

The gift from Jim and Georgia Steinhart marks the art center’s inaugural born-digital collection and first-ever endowment

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UC Riverside-led project offers new opportunities to commemorate veterans

Several resources, including a series of documentary vignettes, provides visitors numerous ways to enhance their own Veterans Day celebrations

By Jessica Weber | | University

Power play: Manipulation and absurdity in photography

California Museum of Photography exhibition explores how artist Robert Cumming exposed the truth and trickery of photography

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Decoding race, monstrosity, and desire in ‘Candyman’

“Reflection Eternal,” on view at the Culver Center of the Arts Aug. 31-Jan. 19, unpacks the iconic horror film figure

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘In the Country of Women’ celebrates the ‘love of thousands’

Straight’s new memoir, published Aug. 6, extols the strength and resiliency of six generations of women

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Finding grace through waste in ‘Intolerable Beauty’

The new exhibition from artist and environmental activist Chris Jordan runs July 6-Jan. 5 at the Culver Center of the Arts

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Dual exhibitions from photographer John Divola examine social identity and the sublime

“STRATUM” and “Clive Wearing’s Dilemma” are on view at the California Museum of Photography May 11-Sept. 8

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

New movie aims to foster change in a broken system

“I Am Somebody’s Child,” a film based on UCR alumna Regina Louise’s memoir about growing up in foster care, premieres April 20 on Lifetime

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Being ‘Other’ in America

When Nora Guerraoui receives word her father has been killed in an apparent hit-and-run, she is forced to return to the small California desert town she left behind and contend with the many memories she’s tried to forget. So sets the stage of “The Other Americans,” the latest novel by...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Leaving it all to chance

Douglas McCulloh is not a man ruled by fate, but rather, chance. In fact, McCulloh, who joined UCR ARTS as the new senior curator for the California Museum of Photography, or CMP, in July has made chance his primary modus operandi. He traces his preoccupation with chance back to his...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Confronting loss and loneliness in “If You Have to Go”

Loneliness, while inherently isolating, is also a universal experience. This dichotomy lies at the heart of poet Katie Ford’s newest collection, “If You Have to Go.” Dominated by a crown of 39 sonnets — each linked by the repetition of the last line of a poem as the first line...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UC Riverside to host 42nd-annual Writers Week

Writers Week, California’s longest-running free literary event, will return to the University of California, Riverside, for its 42nd installment Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 11-16, 2019, featuring 22 writers across the two-week span. The conference will open with a reading and Q&A with renowned novelist Margaret Atwood. Atwood, whose prolific career...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR poet wins 2018 American Book Award

There was a time when Rachelle Cruz, M.F.A. ’12, had all but given up on getting her poetry collection published. A 10-year labor of love, she recalled sending out “God’s Will for Monsters” 20-25 times before taking a two-year break from her attempts. As a last-ditch effort, Cruz submitted her...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Psychologist receives high honor from NAACP

RIVERSIDE, Calif.(www.ucr.edu) – Carolyn B. Murray, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2018 Dr. William Montague Cobb Award for special achievements in public health at the local level, presented annually by the National Health Committee of the National Association for the Advancement...

Fujimoto family diaries now available online

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 into federal custody. His son, George Fujimoto, 21, wrote in his diary that day about his father’s arrest: “Went to school...

A mother’s greatest nightmare: Susan Straight broaches school shootings

As of March 8, there have been 14 school shootings so far this year. Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., 756 copycat threats have been made targeting schools across the country. For author Susan Straight — and many others around the nation...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture