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UCR Holds Virtual Graduate School Open House

From Tuesday, October 12th to Friday, October 15th, UCR will be holding a virtual graduate school open house. The School of Public policy will be showcasing the Master of Public Policy program. “I remember attending years back and solidifying my choice to apply for the MPP program,” said Yoli Aguilar Candelario, a second year MPP...
By Kevin Karami |

Researcher Discusses Policy’s Role in Science and Technology

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Senior Advisor of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Dr. Jun Bando discusses the importance of incorporating science and technology into public policy. “As with all major change, taking full advantage of these tools is going to require vision, strong leadership, and institutional cultures that really...
By Kevin Karami |

UCR Honors Policy Leaders

On Thursday, September 30th at 5:30 p.m. PDT, the UCR School of Public Policy will hold a virtual awards ceremony honoring two figures who have contributed to policy innovation in the Inland Southern California region and beyond. The event also serves as a fundraiser for UCR public policy students. Randall Lewis, the Executive Vice President...
By Kevin Karami |

Policy Expert Discusses Impacts of Digital Discourse

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, President and co-founder of Legis Lorna Seitz discusses the evolution and impacts of digitalized discourse. “You might have [legislators] come up with [a] policy, and then if you look at the law, it says something totally different; there's a radical disconnect,” said Seitz, an expert in legislative analysis...
By Kevin Karami |

UCR Policy Expert Discusses Inequalities Faced by Latina-Owned Businesses

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, UCR School of Public Policy Professor Qingfang Wang discusses her latest research on the unique and challenging issues that Latina Business Owners face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “A large number of Latina-Owned Businesses are in the low wage, low skill, and easy to enter industries which haven't adopted...
By Kevin Karami |

Expert Discusses Immigration Status and ‘Belonging’

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Benyamin Chao of the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) discusses the challenges of implementing effective immigration policies in the current social climate. “If hundreds of thousands or millions of people in California get access to a pathway to citizenship, that also would allow them to qualify for federal...
By Kevin Karami |

Connecting Classrooms to Congress

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By Holly Ober |

Panel to Discuss Inland Region Housing Challenges

On Thursday, July 29th at 3:00 pm (PDT), the Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD), a research center of the UCR School of Public Policy, will hold a panel discussion on housing trends and present its first annual report. The panel is scheduled to include: Dr. Stephanie Houston, Assistant Superintendent at the San Bernardino County...
By Kevin Karami |

UCR Policy Experts Discuss Vaccine Inequity

Despite COVID-19 vaccines being widely available in the United States, lower and middle income countries in comparison face issues of access to shots. On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Anil Deolalikar and Bruce Link discuss the inequities of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. “You have a situation where I believe a third to a half of...
By Kevin Karami |

How to reduce home water use in an age of drought and climate change

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By Sarah Fowler |

Disability Rights During the COVID Pandemic

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Catherine Blakemore discusses the challenges the disabled population faces and disability rights during the COVID-19 crisis. Blakemore was the former Executive Director of Disability Rights California. According to her profile, she “counts among her strengths her ability to come up with creative solutions that work for both sides...
By Kevin Karami |

Assessing emergency healthcare accessibility in the Salton Sea region of Imperial County, California

Undergraduate public policy student Preeti Juturu's academic research, "Assessing emergency healthcare accessibility in the Salton Sea region of Imperial County, California," was published in Public Library of Science (PLOS) ONE. Congratulations, Preeti! Read Preeti's research article
By Preeti Juturu |

Two Case Studies Conducted by Mark Hanin

Mark Hanin, an undergraduate public policy student and Director and Vice-Chair of the Student Voice Committee, recently conducted two case studies: Classroom Etiquette and Academic Experiences The first case study looked to understand the academic and inclusivity experiences of students at UCR and what changes students hope to see at the administrative level. Through the...

Reopening Schools in the Fall

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Angelo Farooq discusses with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy the challenges of reopening schools in the fall. Farooq is a school board member at the Riverside Unified School District. According to his profile, he “serves as the Chairman of the California Workforce Development Board...
By Kevin Karami |

UCR Policy School Holds Year in Review Event

On Friday, June 25th, the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside held its first ever year-end “State of the School.” Through the virtual event, School personnel provided an overview of the 2020-2021 school year as the School coped with the COVID-19 pandemic and as its students dealt with an economic recession...
By Kevin Karami |

Government Ethics and Transparency

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Shelley Finlayson discusses ethics and transparency at the federal level with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy. Finlayson is the U.S Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Chief of Staff and Program Counsel. According to her profile, “she oversees OGE’s day-to-day operations that are heavily focused...
By Samantha Monterroso |

Anti-Asian Hate, Violence, and Discrimination

“Hate crime legislation alone is not going to solve our problems,” said Janelle Wong, professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Wong discusses anti-Asian violence and discrimination in America with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy. According to her profile, Wong...
By Samantha Monterroso |

Pew Research Associate on Gun Violence

“Only about two in ten Republicans told us that gun violence was a very big problem compared to around three-quarters of Democrats,” said Andrew Daniller, a research associate at Pew Research Center. On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Daniller discusses public opinion on gun violence in America with students from the UC Riverside School...
By Maddie Bunting |