Everyone is invited to UCR Homecoming 2022

UC Riverside is celebrating Homecoming 2022 with two days of in-person, on-campus events and there is something to fit everyone’s type of fun. Although some of the Nov. 18 & 19 events are exclusively for alumni and their guests, most are open to the rest of the Highlander community and...

By Malinn Loeung | | Arts / Culture, University, Students

Remembering Mike Davis, an agent for social change

The author and distinguished professor emeritus with UCR’s Department of Creative Writing died on October 25

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

UCR ARTS: Christina Fernandez’s photo exhibition captures life

This is Fernandez’s first major solo museum show. The images reflect on various social issues and explores her Mexican American identity.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Latinos, British post-punk music, and growing up in Southern California

New book by UC Riverside’s Richard Rodríguez offers personal stories as he explores musical connections between Latino fans and British bands.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Family secret inspires new novel by UC Riverside’s Kate Anger

A story about coming-of-age, betrayal, and revenge, ‘The Shinnery’ is inspired by the author’s family history and a trial that shook 1890s Texas.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

UCR professor is historical consultant to Jason Momoa’s new film ‘The Last Manhunt’

Saban Films just secured worldwide distribution rights to the movie shot in Banning and Joshua Tree.

Creating dance opportunities and careers for Inland Empire youth

Inaugural “Celebrating our Constellation: UCR + RCC + AB Miller” event brought together UCR, Riverside City College, and AB Miller High School students.

NEH grant helps research Pueblo, Colorado’s music history 

Xóchitl C. Chávez, assistant professor of music at UCR, is a co-principal investigator.

‘Forbidden City’ shines light on Mao Zedong’s dancing girls

Vanessa Hua’s latest novel "Forbidden City" explores the little-known history and influence of the teenage revolutionaries in Chairman Mao’s inner circle

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘The Anxiety of Laughing’ will be screened at Dances With Films festival in June

The film was directed by UCR Professor Robin Uriel Russin and written by UCR alum Andrew Justvig.

UCR faculty, staff, and alumni will be at the LA Times Festival of Books

This year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books includes a UC Riverside star-studded lineup. Nineteen UCR faculty, staff, and alumni will be participating in this annual literary event that takes place at the University of Southern California. More than 550 authors, poets, artists, chefs, celebrities, and musicians will gather on...

Amir Zaki publishes 23 years of photography in new monograph, ‘Building+Becoming’ 

The book weaves stories that capture both nature and architecture. It goes on sale on April 26

New book by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, ‘Look at This Blue,’ is a tough love letter to California 

Poetry collection captures the author's own life, as well as many of the golden state’s overlooked truths: genocide, environmental degradation, and climate change.

Boyle Heights: Cemented in history

Capturing the essence of a place requires more than time. It requires confianza. Trust. That’s why for more than a year a team co-led by a UC Riverside cultural and urban historian interviewed, researched, and documented the lives of Boyle Heights residents — all in the midst of the COVID-19...

Susan Straight releases new novel, ‘Mecca’   

Set in the Inland Empire, her tenth novel, weaves together people, history, and scenery.

Sandra Cisneros, Linda Hogan, and Ishmael Reed to be honored during Writers Week

The free festival, in its 45th year, will be held virtually.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

UCR ARTS awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant

The grant will support “Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures,” an exhibition opening in fall 2022.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Music lecturer recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts

For the past 20 years Tagumpay Mendoza De Leon has been teaching Filipino rondalla music at UCR.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Authors, schedule announced for 45th Writers Week

The February 2022 festival will be virtual. Lifetime Achievement Awards and Costo Medals will be presented to literary giants Sandra Cisneros, Linda Hogan, and Ishmael Reed.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Anger as an appropriate power source for social justice

Philosopher Myisha Cherry’s new book makes a strong case for rage

By Holly Ober | | Arts / Culture