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For more than 50 years, the University of California, Riverside has enriched the economic, social, cultural and environmental outlook for California, the nation and the world by developing green energy solutions, producing insect-resistant crops, creating nanotechnology for military, agricultural and medical applications and by educating tomorrow’s physicians, scientists, scholars, engineers and artists. Our scholars rank among the world’s best.

UC Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California. Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR currently enrolls more than 21,000 students. We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and are within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.

UCR has dozens of experts in virtually every field you can imagine. Whether it’s the latest fad in Hollywood, the latest must-have gadget or the latest row in Washington, the university has a vast pool of staff and faculty who can present a unique view. Our experts can be interviewed in person, electronically, through a campus ISDN line, or even via video through our Digital Production Studio, which can put a UCR expert on the air anywhere in the world through AT&T’s regional fiber network hub. For more information about connecting with our experts go to our media resources page.

Important Dates for 2012 Elections

  • Monday 27-Aug-2012 - Republican National Convention

    Tampa, FL

  • Monday 3-Sep-2012 - Democratic National Convention

    Charlotte, NC

  • Wednesday 3-Oct-2012 - Presidential Debate

    topic: domestic policy
    University of Denver

  • Thursday 11-Oct-2012 - Vice Presidential Debate

    topic: foreign and domestic policy
    Centre College
    Danville, KY

  • Tuesday 16-Oct-2012 - Presidential Debate/Town Hall Meeting

    topic: domestic and foreign policy
    Hoftstra University
    Hempstead, NY

  • Monday 22-Oct-2012 - Presidential Debate

    topic: foreign policy
    Lynn University
    Boca Raton, FL

  • Tuesday 6-Nov-2012 - Election Day

Experts and Research

Evidence Does Not Support Three-Strikes Law as Crime Deterrent

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Contrary to what police, politicians and the public believe, research by a University of California, Riverside criminologist has found that the state's three-strikes law has done nothing to reduce the crime rate.

–University of California, Riverside|2012-10-15 18:15:00

#UCRiverside Experts on Voters, Initiatives, Issues for Election 2012

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–University of California, Riverside|2012-10-04 09:00:00

The Asian-American Vote in California

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A large number of Asian Americans in California are undecided on the presidential election and several state ballot measures, according to two new reports from the National Asian American Survey.

–University of California, Riverside|2012-10-03 08:00:00

The Crucial Asian American Vote

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Asian Americans likely to vote in November strongly prefer Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, but a large portion of voters – nearly one-third – remain undecided and could play a crucial role in battleground states, according to two reports released today by the National Asian American Survey.

–University of California, Riverside|2012-09-25 15:20:00

Women Are People, Too

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When Ann Romney addressed the Republican National Convention she appealed to American women as mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters. But appealing to us as wives and mothers is how we got in trouble in the first place.

–University of California, Riverside|2012-09-11 12:50:00

Love, Michelle

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When First Ladies or candidates' wives speak, they walk a fine line. Their first job is to humanize their candidate, who many voters only know through attack ads or debates. Their power comes from the personal.

–University of California, Riverside|2012-09-11 12:50:00

Voters, Initiatives, Corporate Influence - Election 2012 Expert Martin Johnson

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As campaign rhetoric heats up heading into the November elections, scholars at the University of California, Riverside are available to discuss issues from California's initiative process and the impact of foreclosures on voting to immigration policy and the economy.

–University of California, Riverside|2012-08-10 08:55:00

First Ladies, Women in American Political History - Election 2012 Expert Catherine Allgor

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As campaign rhetoric heats up heading into the November elections, scholars at the University of California, Riverside are available to discuss issues from California's initiative process and the impact of foreclosures on voting to immigration policy and the economy.

–University of California, Riverside|2012-08-10 08:10:00

The Economy - Election 2012 Expert Mason Gaffney

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As campaign rhetoric heats up heading into the November elections, scholars at the University of California, Riverside are available to discuss issues from California's initiative process and the impact of foreclosures on voting to immigration policy and the economy.

–University of California, Riverside|2012-08-10 08:05:00

Voters, Initiatives, Corporate Influence - Election 2012 Expert William Barndt

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As campaign rhetoric heats up heading into the November elections, scholars at the University of California, Riverside are available to discuss issues from California's initiative process and the impact of foreclosures on voting to immigration policy and the economy.

–University of California, Riverside|2012-08-10 08:00:00

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