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The Warehousing Industry in the Inland Region

The Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD), a research center of the UCR School of Public Policy, is hosting a seminar about the warehousing industry in the Inland Region, specifically about the business, economics, scale, role and future of the region’s fastest growing sector. This event, part one of six Warehousing & Logistics Webinar Series...
By Divya Bharadwaj |

Coachella’s Mayor Pro Tem on Breaking Education Barriers

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Coachella’s Mayor Pro Tem Neftali Galarza talks about the current education system, anecdotal reasoning for increasing support to tear down barriers, and what is to come for the future of education. Galarza is also the Director of the Community Engagement and Partnerships Team within the Riverside County Office...
By Dinara Godage |

Governor’s Chief Service Officer Talks Volunteering

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday talks about volunteerism and uniting individuals through service. Fryday leads California Volunteers in the Officer of the Governor which has launched the nation’s first statewide Climate Action Corps, #CaliforniansForAll volunteer initiative, the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, and #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs Corps. In the episode...
By Catherine Mah |
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Filter Bubbles and Media Bias: Bridging Gaps Amongst Political Polarization

In the latest episode of Policy Chats, hosts Rachel Strausman & Divya Bharadwaj sat down with John Gable, co-founder and CEO of AllSides, about how understanding media bias and filter bubbles can help better bridge gaps amongst political polarization. Discussing how filter bubbles can limit our access to necessary information, despite the increased access to...
By Kaitlyn Grottoe |
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Exploring Access and Barriers to Care in Public Health Policy

In the latest episode of Policy Chats, hosts Kevin Karami & Rachel Strausman sat down with Dr. Deborah Lefkowitz, an Assistant Professional Researcher and Harvard Alumni, whose research focuses on vulnerable cancer populations within Inland Southern California. “I think we have to say our healthcare system is really broken. It's very fragmented,” Dr. Lefkowitz said...
By Kelly Der |

Barriers to Integration Following Incarceration

In the latest episode of Policy Chats, hosts Kevin Karami & Catherine Mah sat down with Sharon Oselin, Director of the Presley Center of Crime and Justice Studies, to discuss the California Fair Chance Act and barriers to integration following incarceration. On the topic, Oselin said, “With growing public awareness and legislators' awareness about some...
By Giovanna Arena |

UCR Students Debate AI and Art Regulations

On Friday, June 2nd, the UCR School of Public Policy held a debate on the question: “Should the Government Limit the Use of Existing Works of Art by AI Algorithms?” Two UC Riverside students debated the pros and cons of art generated by Artifical Intelligence (AI) algorithms. The debaters were: Cooper Proulx, Mechanical Engineering Student...
By Kelly Der |

Overcoming Cultural Barriers & Stigma in Mental Health

In the latest episode of Policy Chats, hosts Kevin Karami & Giovanna Arena sat down with Joy Chen, UCR Alumna and the Director of Operations & Strategies for Act Now for Mental Health to discuss mental health awareness and challenges. “One of the big reasons anxiety and depression have been destigmatized has been because of...
By Divya Bharadwaj |

Career Panel on Public Health

On May 22, 2023 the UCR School of Public Policy, in collaboration with the Associated Students of UCR (ASUCR), will be hosting a public health panel from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at HUB 379. Titled “Making a Difference: the Social Impact of Public Health,” this event will feature a panel with Kim Saruwatari, Director...
By Divya Bharadwaj |

Education as a Regional Driver of the Ecosystem

The Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD), a research center of the UCR School of Public Policy, hosted a seminar by Dr. Stephanie Houston, Chair and Trustee of the San Bernardino Community College District on April 20, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the CE-CERT Building. The event addressed the critical needs of...
By Divya Bharadwaj |

Popular Water Affordability Symposium Returns

The UCR School of Public Policy hosted the second Southern California Water Affordability Symposium on May 18, 2023, featuring keynote speaker Director Dorene D’Adamo (Vice Chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board), as well as Distinguished Luncheon Speakers The Honorable Eloise Gómez Reyes (California Assembly Majority Leader) and Director Adán Ortega (Chairman of...
By Divya Bharadwaj |

U.S. Ambassadors Talks Foreign Policy Careers

On Monday, March 6th, the UCR School of Public will host a virtual seminar featuring U.S. Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley and Generations Dialogue Fellow Laura Narcisse. The event, titled “Considering a Career in International Public Service: An Intergenerational Conversation with Giants Who Blazed the Trail,” is part of the Generations Dialogue project, an initiative to increase...
By Kevin Karami |

Mission-Driven Consulting Seminar

On Tuesday, January 24th, the UCR School of Public Policy and Center for Social Innovation hosted a fireside chat by Cecilia Estolano, the CEO and Founder of Estolano Advisors. The event, titled "Mission-Driven Consulting: Prospects for Sustainability and Equity in Southern California," is part of the School of Public Policy Seminar Series and featured a...
By Kevin Karami |

The Future of Transportation in the Inland Region

The Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD), a research center of the UCR School of Public Policy, hosted a seminar by Dr. Raymond Wolfe of the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority on January 26, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the CE-CERT Building. The event, titled “The Future of Transportation in the Inland...
By Divya Bharadwaj |
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UCR's founding School of Public Policy dean to step down after a groundbreaking run

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By David Danelski |

Creating a Resilient and Reliable Water Future in the Face of Climate Change

The UCR School of Public Policy will be hosting its next installment of the Water Seminar Series on December 6th, featuring Adel Hagekhalil (General Manager for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California), Joe Mouawad (General Manager for the Eastern Municipal Water District), and Randy Record (Director of the Metropolitan Water District and Eastern MWD)...

Racial Justice, Education Policy, and Philanthropy Seminar

The UCR School of Public Policy will be hosting a seminar by Dr. Robert Simmons III, Head of Social Impact for Micron Technology, on November 30th. The event, titled “They Taught Me More Than I Taught Them: What My Middle School Students Taught Me About Justice, Education Policy, and Philanthropy,” will last from 3:30 to...
By Divya Bharadwaj |
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Persist Women's Political Engagement Conference

The sixth annual Persist Women’s Conference was held on Thursday, October 13th, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture. The event was hosted in partnership with the UC Riverside Women’s Resource Center, School of Public Policy, and Office of Governmental and Community Relations. Events ranged from workshops...
By Divya Bharadwaj |
Criminal justice and GIS

Policy school hires experts in criminal justice and GIS

The UCR School of Public Policy (SPP) welcomed two new faculty members over the summer: Robynn Cox, Ph.D. and Tony Grubesic, Ph.D.. Cox joins the School from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Her work focuses on the intersection of the criminal legal system and inequality. Grubesic also joins the School from The...
By John Batres |

NSF Awards $1M to Multi-Disciplinary Team to Plan Pandemic Prevention Hub

"...Leading the grant with Aronoff-Spencer are co-principal investigators Richard Carpiano, professor of public policy at UC Riverside; Mark S. Handcock, professor of statistics at UCLA; Mohsen Malekinejad, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF; and QI affiliate Anita Raj, professor of infectious diseases and global public health and of education studies at UC San...
By Mika Ono |
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