UC Riverside

News Releases

What is Breaking at UCR?

Sometimes instead of providing someone to comment on the news, UC Riverside makes the news. Our events and milestones may be UCR centered sometimes, but other times may offer clues to larger trends in higher education or world events.

News and Events

Anthropologist to Discuss Food and Everyday Life in Post-Soviet Cuba

(November 25, 2015)

Medical anthropologist Hanna Garth will discuss “The Politics of Adequacy: Food and Everyday Life in Post-Soviet Cuba” on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Experts Discuss Opportunities and Challenges in Developing Inland California’s Innovation Economy

(November 24, 2015)

Securing the economic future of inland Southern California will involve building a diverse innovation ecosystem that starts with attracting more women and minorities into science and engineering disciplines, according to experts who attended a high-level discussion at the University of California, Riverside on Monday.

Ballerina Misty Copeland to Speak at UC Riverside

(November 24, 2015)

The first African American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Misty Copeland, will visit UC Riverside to present a free public lecture on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the University Theatre. Admission will be based on a first come, first served basis. Line-up begins at 5 p.m., doors will open at 6 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Free parking will be available in Lot 6.

The Holidays from A to Z

(November 23, 2015)

Faculty experts at the University of California, Riverside are available to discuss their latest research and topics ranging from holiday film favorites, the chemistry of your favorite holiday concoctions, and the origins of Christmas to managing expectations, teaching STEM using principles of Kwanzaa, and atheist humor.

Charles Evered Play Premieres in Joshua Tree

(November 19, 2015)

“An Actor’s Carol,” a new play by UC Riverside professor of playwriting Charles Evered, will be performed at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree this December. Evered will direct the production; the play will run from Dec. 4-12. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Students to Face Off in Fast-Paced Robotics Contest

(November 17, 2015)

More than 300 middle and high school students from across Riverside and San Bernardino counties will compete to build the best terrestrial drones at the MESA Robotics Invitational competition, set for Saturday, Nov. 21 at the University of California, Riverside.

The Hidden History of Gay Purges at Colleges

(November 17, 2015)

Uncovering a little known aspect of history, a University of California, Riverside associate professor has published a paper about purges of gay students and faculty at at least three universities in the 1940s.

Nov. 19 Seminar to Address Local HIV/AIDS Policy

(November 16, 2015)

David Brinkman, chief executive officer of Desert AIDS Project, will discuss the pivotal role local policy will play in stopping the transmission of HIV/AIDS in the Inland Empire and worldwide on Thursday, Nov. 19,

.UCR Press Release Archive

Looking for an older press release? Our searchable archives page has every electronic press release dating back to the 1998. Get the background or historical information you need right here.

More Information