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Professor Qingfang Wangs Wins Best Paper Award at AAG

Congratulations to Professor Qingfang Wang for winning the 2021 American Association of Geographers (AAG)-Kauffman Award for Best Paper in Geography & Entrepreneurship! Her paper is titled Fostering Art and Cultural Entrepreneurship in Underserved Communities: A Case of Newark, NJ. "This award identifies innovative research in business, applied or community geography that is relevant to questions...

SPP Marketing & Communications Team Win Award from CASE District VII

The School of Public Policy's Marketing & Communications Team has been recognized at this year's Virtual 2021 CASE District VII Awards of Excellence Homecoming Show! The Marketing Team received the Bronze Award for their entry "SPP Virtual and Student Engagement" in the Communications Pivot category. You can learn more about SPP's Virtual and Student Engagement...

Experts weigh in on whether COVID-19 is here to stay

COVID-19 is far from beaten. Vaccines may not be the ultimate panacea to haul us out of the pandemic crisis. In the future, will outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arrive in waves every winter? Might COVID-19 never go away? Experts at the University of California, Riverside, weigh in. Katherine A. Borkovich, professor...

New Bequest to Support SPP Students to Experience UC Washington Center in D.C.

Dr. Derick Brinkerhoff ’69 and Dr. Jennifer Brinkerhoff of Bethesda, Maryland have established a new endowed scholarship in public service through their estate. This transformational gift will provide financial support to eligible UCR School of Public Policy (SPP) students to spend a quarter in the UC Washington Center (UCDC). UCDC is a multi-campus residential, instructional...

Americans Show Preference for Remote Voting in Congress

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By Kevin M. Esterling |

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 |

Potential coronavirus vaccines show promise, unanswered questions remain

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By Shelby Nelson |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Grant facilitates research on behavioral development and cognitive aging over lifespan

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By Iqbal Pittalwala |