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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 |

UCR alumna and grad student awarded $40,700 grant to fund campus composting

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By Erin Staley |

Connecting Classrooms to Congress

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By Holly Ober |

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

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By Sarah Fowler |

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...

Announcing the Bob Stockton Scholarship Fund in Environmental Policy

SPP is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship fund to celebrate the life and legacy of Robert (Bob) Stockton. The Bob Stockton Scholarship Fund in Environmental Policy will provide financial support to UCR students who are dedicated to the pursuit of academic research in the area of environmental policy. Those familiar with Bob...

Arizona State’s Success Story: Model or Mirage?

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By Steven Brint |

As ‘diesel death zones’ spread, pollution regulators place new rules on warehouse industry

Master of Public Policy alumna Mirella Deniz-Zaragoza (MPP '20) was featured in the following Los Angeles Times news article: Read the article
By Tony Barboza |

Professor Qingfang Wang 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 |