University of California, Riverside

News and Information


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 University Communications department is here to get the word out to the media and the world about UC Riverside’s research, programs, and people.

The News and Information team 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 University Communications marketing team developing news-related social media and visual content.  

Experts on Demand

UCR has many qualified experts on demand to provide insight or comment on a particular field. Visit our Experts on Demand page for view a list of experts by name or department.

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

In The News

Read the latest about UC Riverside in the media with UCR In The News. Subscribe by sending an email to

View our latest news releases.

UCR Magazine


UCR 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.


InsideUCR 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!

Media contacts include the following::

College of Engineering, School of Business, Research and Economic Development 
Holly Ober, (951) 827-5893

Politics, Social Sciences, School of Public Policy, Graduate School of Education
Tess Eyrich951-827-1287

Campus News, Arts & Humanities
Sandra Martinez, (951) 827-2653 

Science, Agriculture, Engineering
Iqbal Pittalwala, (951) 827-6050

School of Medicine, Life Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology
Iqbal Pittalwala, (951) 827-6050

Chancellor, Provost, UCR Leadership
Ann Penn, (951) 827-2641

Senior Editor, magazine, internal news
Omar Shamout, (951) 827-2495

Internal News Editor
Madeline Adamo, (951) 827-2745

Publications Coordinator
Jessica Weber, (951) 827-6049

Director of News & Information 
J.D. Warren, (951) 827-4756

Assistant Vice Chancellor, & Chief Communications Officer 
Johnny Cruz, (951) 827-6047



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.

Send an email to be added to the list. 

More Information 

General Campus Information

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