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Columbia Economist to Unveil California Poverty Rates

On Thursday, December 10th, the Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty, a research center of the UCR School of Public Policy, will be hosting an exclusive discussion with Zach Parolin of Columbia University about the California’s poverty rates during COVID-19, including poverty rates had the CARES Act not been passed. Parolin has developed a...
By Maddie Bunting |

Local Black Leader to Discuss Fair Housing

On Thursday, December 3rd, the UCR School of Public Policy will be hosting a virtual seminar on the history of fair housing laws, by Rose Mayes, executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County and vice president of the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California. Mayes has worked in fair housing, civil...
By Maddie Bunting |

Giving Tuesday Fundraiser for Policy Students Affected by COVID-19

As part of the Giving Tuesday global movement on December 1st, the UCR School of Public Policy is raising funds in support of students impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The school established an emergency fund this summer to provide financial support to public policy students facing housing, health, and food challenges brought about by the...
By Maddie Bunting |

SPP Advisory Board Member and MPP alumnus, Jesse Melgar, appointed Communications Director in the Office of the Governor Gavin Newsom

Congratulations to SPP Advisory Board Member and MPP alumnus, Jesse Melgar, on his new appointment as Communications Director in the Office of the Governor Gavin Newsom! Read the announcement

Modernizing congressional tech will require old fashioned collaboration

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By Kevin M. Esterling, Marci Harris, and Claire Abernathy |

UCR Policy Professor Analyzes 2020 Election

After an historic election that saw the highest voting rate in a hundred years, the latest podcast episode of Policy Chats features a discussion with Francisco Pedraza, an assistant professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside. Pedraza said that this election will go in the history books as one...
By Samantha Monterosso and Maya Prasad |

Potential coronavirus vaccines show promise, unanswered questions remain

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By Shelby Nelson |

UC Experts Discuss COVID-19 Impacts

On Thursday, November 19th, the UCR School of Public Policy will host a panel discussion focused on COVID-19 with experts from UCR and UC Merced. This panel will examine areas in which the pandemic and the response to it are having a significant impact, and offer some policy recommendations for moving forward. Panelists include: Richard...
By Maddie Bunting |

2020 Election: The Minority Vote

A podcast episode of Policy Chats featured three guest speakers from the University of California, Riverside, talking about the importance of the minority vote in the 2020 election. Guest Sarah Hayes (former chair of the California Young Black Democrats) discussed the importance of Black voices and needs. She said, “What we have seen is a...
By Samantha Monterroso and Maya Prasad |

Public Policy School Experts Discuss 2020 Election

On Friday, November 13th, the UCR School of Public Policy will host a panel discussion about the 2020 election results with experts from the UCR School of Public Policy. Topics will include inequality, public health and COVID-19, racial equity, community development, and immigration, among others. Panelists include: David Brady (Professor of Public Policy and Director...
By Maddie Bunting |

Voting Options in the Upcoming Election

“I would advise not to wait until November 3rd to actually put [your ballot] in the mail,” San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Bob Page said in the latest episode of “Policy Chats,” a podcast produced by the UCR School of Public Policy. According to his profile, Page "is responsible for all aspects of the...
By Samantha Monterroso and Maya Prasad |

Are Asian Americans the Last Undecided Voters?

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By Hua Hsu |

SPP Professor Sergio Rey has received a new NSF award

Professor Sergio Rey has been awarded a new multi-institution NSF grant, in collaboration with Prof. Amr Magdy from UCR Computer Science and Engineering, to explore new educational developments for geography curriculum incorporating geospatial technology. The project is titled "Encoding Geography - Scaling up an RPP to achieve inclusive geocomputational education", has a total budget of...

Inland Empire Voter Registrations Surge Ahead in the State

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By Megan Jamerson |

Inland Empire Voter Registrations Surge Ahead in the State

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By Megan Jamerson |

Health and Socioeconomic Impacts of Environmental Racism

The season 2 opener of the “Policy Chats” podcast series, a production of the UCR School of Public Policy, features a discussion on environmental racism with Cesunica Ivey, UCR assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering. According to Ivey, the environmental justice movement was developed in the 1970s and 1980s in the United States. Environmental...
By Maddie Bunting |

Sergio Rey Receives National Science Foundation Award

Professor of Public Policy Sergio Rey has been awarded a new multi-institution NSF grant, along with Professor Amr Magdy from UCR Computer Science and Engineering, to explore new educational developments for geography curriculum incorporating geospatial technology. The project is a collaboration with the American Association of Geographers, San Diego State University, San Diego Mesa College...
By Maddie Bunting |

UCR Hosts Riverside Mayoral Candidate and Ballot Propositions Forum

On Wednesday, October 21st, UC Riverside Science to Policy, the Associated Students of UCR, UCR Government Relations, and the UCR School of Public Policy will be hosting a forum with City of Riverside mayoral candidates Andy Melendrez and Patricia Lock Dawson, as well as advocates for California’s ballot propositions 15, 16, 21, and 25. UC...
By Maddie Bunting |

Presley Center to be Awarded with the P2E Evaluation

The California Workforce Development Board intends to award the Prison to Employment (P2E) evaluation to the Presley Center. This contract will allow the Presley Center to evaluate the P2E initiative across the state with a $500,000 budget. The tentative period for this grant is January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.