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Experts Available to Discuss Census


Experts Available to Talk about Census Numbers

Professors can discuss explosive growth in Inland Southern California and the impact on the economy, politics and immigration

(March 9, 2011)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -- Census numbers released yesterday showed a continued shift of California’s population eastward, particularly toward Riverside and San Bernardino counties in Inland Southern California. This has an impact on everything from the economic recovery to political redistricting to demographic shifts, particularly among Latinos.

The University of California, Riverside, the only public research university in Inland Southern California, has several professors who can speak about the Census numbers:

David W. Stewart, dean of the School of Business Administration, is an expert on economic development in Inland Southern California. He also did the final review of the marketing plan for the 2010 Census and has a long history of association with the Census Bureau. For more information about Stewart visit: http://bit.ly/f0v6DT. Stewart can be reached at 951-827-4237 or david.stewart@ucr.edu.

David Swanson, a professor of sociology, is a demography expert. He is a longtime adviser to the Census Bureau and chairs the Census Advisory Committee of Professional Association. For more information about Swanson visit: http://bit.ly/hIE44y. He can be reached at 951-827-4373 or david.swanson@ucr.edu.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, an associate professor of political science, can speak about growth in the Inland regions, the growth of the Latino and Asian populations and the gap between those growing numbers and their political power. For more information about Ramakrishnan visit: http://bit.ly/g7lPsN. He can be reached at 951-827-5540 or karthick@ucr.edu.

The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) 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 has exceeded 21,000 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.

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