New, untold history of Indigenous people is now part of revamped Mission San Gabriel Museum exhibition
History professor Steven Hackel is the exhibition’s lead curator. The museum’s galleries now offer a more comprehensive history surrounding the Catholic mission’s life with the help of baptismal records, textiles, baskets, paintings, and audio recordings.
Grant supports African American art exhibition at UCR ARTS
Teiger Foundation funds will support ‘David C. Driskell & Friends,’ which opens in September.
Classical repertoire celebrates Spanish, Latin American music
UC Riverside’s Orchestra has weekend performances focusing on Spanish and Latin American music, featuring soprano Patricia Caicedo. The May 20-21 concerts called “Canción con todos” (“A Song With Everyone”) are open to the public. General entrance tickets are $10; $8 for seniors and students; and $6 for children. Performances will...
Black mermaids, history, and spirituality
Jalondra Davis, UC Riverside’s mermaid expert, speaks on the upcoming film “The Little Mermaid,” Black mermaid lore, and the historical components of this sea goddess.
Stu Krieger publishes new book, ‘Raft’
It’s a laugh-out-loud fictional novel about a family with a patriarch that suddenly woke up in the body of a penguin.
UC Riverside faculty and alumni at this year’s LA Times Festival of Books
This year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the annual literary event in Los Angeles, includes a stellar lineup of UC Riverside authors. UCR faculty and alumni will be participating in this literary festival, which takes place at the University of Southern California April 22-23. More than 500 authors, poets...
Why the NBA is seeking technology built by UCR students and alumni
EDGE Sound Research, co-founded by a student and an alum, was one of seven companies from around the world selected for the NBA Launchpad program.
California Museum of Photography turns 50
The California Museum of Photography has been documenting history, art, and community for 50 years. Its collection of cameras, photographs, and art will be on display at “CMP at 50,” a five-month celebration that kicks off Saturday, March 18, 2023. The anniversary reception is set for April 15, 6 p.m...
UCR Orchestra honors Black History Month with concerts this weekend
Performances also include Pedro Rubio, a Spanish virtuoso clarinetist conducting research at UCR.
KD Ganaway exhibition coming to the California Museum of Photography
UCR’s California Museum of Photography will showcase the work of King Daniel (KD) Ganaway, one of the earliest Black photographers in the U.S. The exhibition runs Feb. 25 - Aug. 6.
Primera Generación Dance Collective to perform on Saturday
The group, founded by UCR alumni, also brings in UCR, RCC, and A.B. Miller High School dancers. The event is free and open to the public.
Upgrading struggle meals with the Cooking Well series
If you don’t know what a struggle meal is, we envy your food security. For the rest of us, perfecting the art of upgrading inexpensive foods so that they’re tastier is a skill many low-on-funds people know too well. My struggle meal? Instant ramen with as many flavor-enhancing (but cheap)...
Ghost Light, Marvel’s new cosmic hero, is Black
The once human character is now a superhero, envisioned by UCR professor John Jennings.
Black stories, culture, and Hollywood
In this Q&A UCR experts discuss culture, history, and the importance of Black films.
Kid Kongo Powers: Post-punk, culture, and identity
Richard T. Rodríguez, UC Riverside professor of English and media and cultural studies, will host a joint reading and conversation with Kid Congo Powers, an author and musician widely known for being part of bands such as The Gun Club, The Cramps, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, as...
Writers Week honors authors Percival Everett and Mike Davis
The 46th annual UC Riverside event is scheduled for Feb. 13-17. Writers Week is free and open to the public.
Winter break activities for on the go … or on the couch
Whether you plan to stay indoors or enjoy the outdoors, check out this list of ideas from UCR staff.
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...
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