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School of Public Policy Students Meet With California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

With the 2018 elections rapidly approaching, Padilla stressed the importance of civic activity and attended a UCR voter registration drive

February 14, 2018

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla met with UCR School of Public Policy students and Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox for a roundtable discussion and voter registration drive. Photo credit: Jacquelyn Gonzalez

Who Says?

I want to stretch my arms to all of the girls across the globe and tell them that being a woman is a pride, not a shame, and that they are capable of achieving what they dream of, and that they just need to believe in themselves. That is my final act in the theater of life. When I achieve that I am good!

Katayoon (Katie) Dehesh, director of the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology and professor of molecular biochemistry, on why she's stretching her influence beyond the lab to inspire local students.

The Scientist

You may not know that, in the past week alone, UC Riverside news and research has been in national outlets including San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. Every day, University Communications sends an email spotlighting UCR media placements. If you’d like to subscribe to this daily email, please email and ask to be added to the subscription list.

Organizational Excellence

Systemwide Employee Survey Results Revealed at Forum Systemwide Employee Survey Results Revealed at Forum

Did You Know?

Third Annual "Artistic Expressions of the Coachella Valley" at UCR Palm Desert

The event is one of the largest exhibitions of local, living artists in the Coachella Valley.

Awards & Honors

UCR Researchers Among Team Honored for Innovative Pest Management Effort

IPM is a tool that allows people to manage pests using natural and preventative strategies.

Research & Scholarship

School of Medicine Researchers Challenge HIV Terminology

Brandon Brown and colleagues publish “debate paper” in the journal BMC Public Health.


The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment is now nearly 23,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.