Content Tagged with: library

UCR Library curates Black History Month digital collection

The UC Riverside Library has put together a collection of recommended books for Black History Month, inviting the campus community to delve into Black culture and history. The Black Voices. Black History digital collection includes 50 books from the UCR Library’s collection of e-books and audiobooks available on the OverDrive platform, which is...

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Historic Chicano student newspaper made available online

For decades, Nuestra Cosa provided a platform for UC Riverside’s Chicano students to share their stories, poetry, and art with the campus. After the newspaper stopped publishing in 2012, much of that history became harder to find, with back issues tattered or fading away. A new project has made those voices available once again in a digital...

By Imran Ghori |

Pioneering artist’s mural on display at Rivera Library

A leading figure in Southern California’s modernist movement, painter Stanton Macdonald-Wright often incorporated cross-cultural influences in his colorful, abstract murals. One of those paintings has now found a home at UC Riverside at the Tomás Rivera Library. The large mural, painted in 1970 and titled “Diaspora,” is a good fit for the diverse...

By Imran Ghori |

Bringing history alive at UCR Library

When Belen Cardenas, 20, a third-year English major, visited the UC Riverside Library Special Collections and University Archives to research Chicano history she had no idea how personal it would become. She and her classmates visited the Tomás Rivera Library as part of a summer class researching Chicano history. She ended up finding a personal...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR practices for cyber threats against special archives

It began with angry social media messages before ballooning into full threats and a takeover of UC Riverside computer systems controlling fire sprinklers at Tomas Rivera Library. That was the scenario of a cultural heritage preservation and cybersecurity drill held Wednesday, July 13 that included 25 participants from campus departments and off...

By Imran Ghori |

How UCR’s Library got one of the world’s largest Japanese hip-hop collections

Journalist and filmmaker Dexter Thomas ’06, who is among the alumni featured in UC Riverside’s 40 Under 40 list in the latest issue of UCR Magazine, achieved success in his field by following his passions, no matter how eclectic. One of those interests is Japanese hip-hop, which led him to acquire hundreds of CDs and magazines while in Japan for a...

By Imran Ghori |

Digitized newspaper archives offer a record of UCR history

Taking a trip through UC Riverside’s history has become easier with a new online resource that features the complete archives of the Highlander. The publicly accessible site includes scanned copies of the student-run weekly newspaper going back to its February 1954 start, when it was known as the UCR Cub for its first two years. The archives are...

By Imran Ghori |