University of California, Riverside

Media Relations


You make the news, we help you let the world know about it

Telling the world about the news at UCR

The News & Information team of the Office of Strategic Communications is here to get the word out to the media and the world about UC Riverside’s research, programs, and people.

News & Information's services to the UCR community include press releases, fielding media inquiries, and facilitating faculty and staff media interactions and editorial page placements. The team generates a daily email regarding media highlights, and works closely with our colleagues on the Strategic Communications marketing team developing news-related social media and visual content. The team also produces a quarterly print magazine that is widely circulated to alumni and other stakeholders.

To read the campus news generated by the team, please visit UCR Today

An integrated Approach Office of Strategic Communications

The departments within the Office of Strategic Communications work together to promote you and your university.

From conception to delivery, UCR’s award-winning in-house design team help colleges and departments produce communication projects that tell your story to the world.

Visit the Creative Design Services site

From advertising to publications, creative development to market research, the Marketing team is responsible for developing and implementing integrated marketing strategies that enhance the university’s image and reputation.

Visit the Marketing site

UCR’s primary source for original video and television programming. It’s facilities have full post-production capabilities and are a vast resource of the campus and the Inland Southern California community.

Visit the Video Production site

The Web Development team is responsible for the design and upkeep of the award-winning UCR “Umbrella” website as well as oversight of the university’s overall online presence.

Visit the Web Development site

Meet our Team

Media contacts include the following Senior Public Information Officers:

Arts, Social Sciences
Mojgan Sherkat, (951) 827-5893 

Engineering, Education, Business, Technology, Science, Agriculture
Sarah Nightingale, (951) 827-4580

Politics, Humanities, Social Sciences
Tess Eyrich, (951) 827-7847

School of Medicine, Life Sciences
Iqbal Pittalwala, (951) 827-6050

Science, Agriculture
Sarah Nightingale, (951) 827-4580

Director of Media Relations
J.D. Warren, (951) 827-4756


Are you an expert? We need you.

UCR has world-renowned faculty experts in subjects that are in the news every day - from immigration to citrus, from diversity to drought. Click this link to visit Experts on Demand

UCR MagazineUCR Magazine Quarterly Publication

Published quarterly, UCR Magazine keeps readers informed about the important academic pursuits and research contributions that affect our community, state, nation and world. It also helps keep our alumni abreast of each other's accomplishments. UCR Magazine can also be accessed online.

InsideUCRInsideUCR Bi-Monthly Publication

InsideUCR is a bi-monthly newsletter for the UC Riverside faculty and staff. It is delivered via campus email to UCR employees and is also available electronically from the InsideUCR website. Have an idea for a story? Contact us!

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Media Relations
1156 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: (951) 827-6397 (951) UCR-NEWS
Fax: (951) 827-5248

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