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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.

Batteries: The Positives and Negatives of America’s Energy Future

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By Steve Christensen |

Open House for Public Policy Master’s Degree Program Oct. 13-16

The UCR School of Public Policy will host various sessions for prospective applicants for its Master of Public Policy (MPP) program on Tuesday, October 13th through Friday, October 16th as part of UCR’s Graduate Open House. The virtual sessions throughout the week offer interested candidates an opportunity to meet the Dean, academic advisor, faculty, and...
By Maddie Bunting |

Palm Desert Councilmember on Policy After COVID-19

On Thursday, October 22nd, the UCR School of Public Policy will be hosting a virtual seminar by Councilmember Jan Harnik on policy innovation following disasters. The discussion will center around an article from The Atlantic. Elected to the Palm Desert City Council in 2010, Harnik has served twice as Mayor. She serves on the Coachella...
By Maddie Bunting |

Policy Students Discuss the Asylum System & Starting A Nonprofit

On Friday, October 30th, the UCR School of Public Policy will host a talk by sophomore public policy major Nava Majlesi on “Understanding the Asylum System” and senior public policy major Maya Prasad on “A Guide to Starting Your Own Nonprofit.” The double-feature event is a part of the School’s Student Spotlight Series. “Understanding the...
By Maddie Bunting |

Why the region needs the UCR School of Public Policy

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By Rick Bishop, Paulette Brown-Hinds, Ron Loveridge, Tyler Madary, Grover Trask |

County of Riverside Partners with UCR Policy School

The UCR School of Public Policy and the County of Riverside are partnering on a report for county officials on issues raised by community members at three listening sessions in September and October. The community sessions will cover a variety of challenges facing the region such as systemic racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the financial...
By Maddie Bunting |

Grant facilitates research on behavioral development and cognitive aging over lifespan

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By Iqbal Pittalwala |

College Students Trapped in Apartment Leases During COVID-19

“The city of Riverside has a program for rent relief... to bring you current on your rent,” Fair Housing Council of Riverside County program manager Nathan Cieszynski stated in a podcast episode produced by the UCR School of Public Policy. Financial hardships and remote learning caused by the pandemic have left many college students trapped...
By Maddie Bunting |

Board of Supervisors to hold listening sessions for community on county funding priorities

Sept. 22, 2020 Media Contact: Brooke Federico Public Information Officer bcfederico@rivco.org Board of Supervisors to hold listening sessions for community on county funding priorities The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will hold a series of three listening sessions for the community on county services and budget priorities, including public safety, behavioral health and social services...

UC Policy School Deans’ Response to OMB Prohibition on Critical Race Theory Training

Dear UC Public Policy Community and Friends: We are writing as the Deans of the four UC Public Policy Schools to defend academic research efforts, such as Critical Race Theory, against the attacks of the President’s Office of Management and Budget (see September 4th letter from OMB on "Training in the Federal Government"). Becoming anti-racist...

Some California Latinos spooked by Trump’s disinformation about voting

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By Joe Garofoli |

Are Schools Prepared to Reopen?

“How do we have some practices and procedures in place that are going to hold [school] districts harmless [as well as] hold students harmless,” Val Verde Superintendent Mike McCormick posed in a podcast episode produced by the UCR School of Public Policy. During the interview McCormick, who has more than 20 years of experience in...
By Maddie Bunting |

Getting Out the Latino Vote in Rural California

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By Amanda Ulrich |

Student Talks About College Renters' Rights

On Thursday, September 17th, the UCR School of Public Policy will host a talk by sophomore public policy major Sana Jaffery on the financial hardships felt by students as they find themselves unable to break their leases amid the COVID-19 crisis. Sana Jaffery recently found herself facing a housing issue, only to find out hundreds...
By Maddie Bunting |

Is the COVID-19 Shutdown Legal?

“I think there is no doubt that mask requirements, social distancing requirements, and the closure of businesses is going to be enforceable at this time,” said City Attorney Greg Stepanicich, in a podcast episode produced by the UCR School of Public Policy. In light of protests surrounding the legality of the shutdown in recent months...
By Maddie Bunting |

Local Black Leader to Discuss the Black Press

On Friday, August 28th, the UCR School of Public Policy will be hosting a virtual seminar by Paulette Brown-Hinds on the role the Black Press has played in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Brown-Hinds is the founder of Voice Media Ventures and...
By Maddie Bunting |

Keys for getting first-time and limited-English speaking voters to participate in the election

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By Jonathan Mehta Stein, Francisco Pedraza |