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UC Riverside Faculty Experts on the President’s State of the Union Speech Topics

A political scientist and an engineering professor can speak on the war in Iraq, working with a Democratic Congress, and alternative energy policy.

(January 23, 2007)

President Bush contratulates House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the 2007 State of the Union speech. The Associated Press

President Bush contratulates House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the 2007 State of the Union speech. The Associated Press

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — — UC Riverside professors can talk to reporters covering President George W. Bush’s sixth State of the Union speech Jan. 23.

  • Shaun Bowler, professor of political science
    Prof. Bowler’s expertise is in comparative politics and voter behavior. He can help interpret why President Bush’s poll numbers have taken a nosedive lately and how Bush can forge a working relationship with a Democratically-controlled Congress.

    Tel: (951) 827-5595
    Media contact Ricardo Duran: (909) 374-2555

  • Charles Wyman, Ford Motor Company Chair and professor of environmental engineering
    Prof. Wyman can talk about the value that fuels, such as ethanol form cellulosic biomass, play in the development of an increasingly independent energy policy. Diversifying biomass conversion beyond corn can yield enough material to produce about 130 billion gallons of ethanol, according to the U.S. departments of Energy and Agriculture.

    Tel: (951) 827-5703
    Media contact Ricardo Duran: (909) 374-2555
  • 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 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.

    A broadcast studio with fiber cable to the AT&T Hollywood hub is available for live or taped interviews. UCR also has ISDN for radio interviews. To learn more, call (951) UCR-NEWS.

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