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UCR in the Spotlight on UCTV

UC Riverside Campus in the Spotlight on UCTV

"State of Minds" program shot on campus and will include a segment on UCR graduate student

(February 14, 2005)

Host George Strait and television crew during the filming at UC Riverside.

Host George Strait and television crew during the filming at UC Riverside.

Viewers will get a televised glimpse of Olmsted Hall, the Bell Tower, the Arts Building and other UC Riverside landmarks when the latest installment of the magazine-style television program, “State of Minds” airs at 6 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16 on UCTV .

The crew of the 30-minute program came to UCR in early February to shoot host George Strait at various campus sites as he introduced the show’s segments, which include a UCR-produced piece about graduate student Karen Wilson, a singer-storyteller who has performed at New York’s Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum. Wilson is pursuing her Ph.D. of history at UCR.

This is the fifth episode of the “State of Minds,” which features Strait, an assistant vice chancellor of public affairs at UC Berkeley, as he introduces segments that feature academic and research highlights from among the ten University of California campuses.

UCTV, a 24-hour educational channel that broadcasts interviews, lectures, documentaries, and performances from the campuses and national laboratories of the University of California, is available to Inland area residents on Charter digital cable channel 95 and Dish Network satellite channel 9412.

The UCR episode of “State of Minds” will be also be shown at 7 a.m. Feb. 17; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Feb. 20; 11 a.m., Feb. 28; 3 p.m. March 1; 7 and 10 p.m. March 2; noon, March 5 and 3 p.m. March 6 or online at



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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