UCR remains staunchly committed to educating a diverse student body
University of California, Riverside, leaders and scholars have made the following statements in response to the 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the use of race, or affirmative action, in college and university admissions: Kim A. Wilcox, UCR chancellor: “We can be certain that diversity is and will...
Free concert launches Dean’s Speaker Series at UC Riverside
Among other events, the series features Simon Tam, an author, musician, and activist who won a landmark Supreme Court case in 2017.
A Highlander DREAMer's dilemma
Gabriela Martinez is nervous about her trip to Washington D.C. Not because she’s going to be in the same building as the President of the United States. Nah, it isn't that. She’s nervous because this trip to the 2023 State of the Union, or SOTU, is the same week as...
Statement on dismissal of tenured faculty member
Today the Regents of the University of California voted to dismiss a tenured professor, who had been on unpaid suspension, for violating the Faculty Code of Conduct due to sexual misconduct with a student over whom they had academic responsibility. This decision was consistent with the recommendation of the UC...
Reza Aslan and Rainn Wilson wrestle with life’s biggest questions on new podcast
“Metaphysical Milkshake” sees the scholar and actor discuss weighty topics with contemporary thought leaders, bringing humor and insight to a new subject each week.
New Livestreaming and Virtual Reality Lab is bringing VR to the masses
The lab aims to democratize virtual reality while also providing students new opportunities in the burgeoning digital media industry.
Poetry and music collaborations from Katie Ford strike a chord with audiences
The poet looks back on her collaborations with composers and the debut of her newest project through Brooklyn Art Song Society on April 10.
‘United States of Al’ explores toll of war with humor and heart
The new sitcom, executive produced by UC Riverside Professor Reza Aslan, premieres April 1 on CBS
Writers Week to honor three U.S. poet laureates
Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, and Juan Felipe Herrera will each receive lifetime achievement awards during a special event Feb. 19.
UC Riverside’s 44th-annual Writers Week goes virtual
California’s longest-running free literary festival is now accessible to audiences worldwide
‘Art in the Plague Year’ exhibition seeks art imagining a world beyond 2020
The open call marks the first time the California Museum of Photography has solicited art from the public at this scale
‘Marvel’s 616’ Disney+ TV show features UCR graphic novelist John Jennings
Jennings discusses the importance of representation in comics in the new documentary series debuting Nov. 20
In the eye of the beholder
A new exhibition at the California Museum of Photography explores the iconic work of documentary photographer Bruce Davidson and the evolution of meaning in photographs
Good fence libraries make good neighbors
UCR author Susan Straight’s fence library continues to serve a Riverside community disproportionately affected by the coronavirus
Graphic Novelist John Jennings reflects on relevance of X-Men story ‘God Loves, Man Kills’ in an essay for Marvel
In an essay for Marvel, John Jennings, a professor of media and cultural studies, reflects on the 1982 graphic novel “X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills” by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson, which is being re-released this year in a two-part extended cut. “Solving for X: ‘God Loves, Man Kills’ Through...
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
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
‘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
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.