Previously Announced Honors

  • John Hipp (Criminology) was honored with the Ruth Shonle-Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology.
  • Marianne Bitler (Economics) serves on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Estimating Children Eligible for School Nutrition Programs Using the American Community Survey.
  • John Hipp (Criminology) was named to The National Academy of Sciences Committee on Estimating Costs to the Department of Justice of Increased Border Enforcement by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Susan Greenhalgh (Anthropology) had her book, Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China, recognized by the Joseph Levenson Prize from the Association for Asian Studies for the best book on China post-1900; and the Rachel Carson book prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science for the best book in science studies with social or political relevance.
  • Cynthia Feliciano (Sociology) her article, Gendered Selectivity: U.S. Mexican Immigrants and Mexican Nonmigrants, 1960-2000, won the Minnesota Population Center's 2009 Research Award for outstanding published work using IPUMS-International data.
  • Ken Chew (Planning, Policy & Design) was elected chair of the board of directors for the Irvine Campus Housing Authority; he brings his demographic expertise to long-range forecasting for the UC Regents-chartered non-profit corporation for University Hills, the nation's largest on-campus faculty housing development with assets totaling $36 million.
  • Tim Brukner (Planning & Public Health), in research reported in BMC Public Health, finds elevated male fetal loss after 9-11. See CNN coverage at http://articles.cnn.com/2010-05-25/health/9.11.miscarriage.bereavement_1_fetuses-miscarriages-stress?_s=PM:HEALTH.
  • Wang Feng (Sociology) was appointed a member of the IUSSP Committee on Below Replacement Fertility.
  • Judith Treas (Sociology) was recognized for career achievement with the 2010 Matilda White Riley Award of the Section on Aging and the Life Course of the American Sociological Association.
  • Wang Feng (Sociology) is an invited member of the Population Growth Council of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council.
  • David Neumark (Economics) and William Wascher's Minimum Wages (MIT Press) was recognized as an Outstanding Academic Title in 2009 by Choice.
  • Greg Duncan (Education) was elected to the National Academy of Education.
  • Marianne Bitler (Economics) has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Estimating Children Eligible for School Nutrition Programs using the ACS.
  • Andrew Penner (Sociology) was honored with the Dick Wolf Memorial Award by the International Association for Evaluation of Educational Achievement.
  • Christopher “Kitt” Carpenter (Business), newly promoted to Associate Professor, had “Proximity of Fast-Food Restaurants to Schools and Adolescent Obesity” (American Journal of Public Health 99:505-510) cited as the Most Influential Article on Childhood Obesity in 2008-09 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Wang Feng (Sociology) with Yong Cai was honored at the IXXVI Meetings of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population for their poster, “Reproductive Consequences of China’s Great Famine, 1959-1961.”
  • Dean Baker (Medicine) is President-elect of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and was honored with a Physicians of Excellence award by the Orange County Medical Association.
  • Susan Greenhalgh’s (Anthropology) book, Just One Child (University of California Press, 2008), garnered Honorable Mention, from the Society for Cultural Anthropology for the 2009 Gregory Bateson Book Prize.
  • David Snow (Sociology) was elected Vice-President of the American Sociological Association.
  • Matt Huffman (Sociology) was honored by the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association for an outstanding article, “Working for the Woman? Female Managers and the Gender Wage Gap” (ASR 72: 681-704).
  • Wang Feng (Sociology) was appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Population Growth.
  • Frank Bean (Sociology) has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Panel to Review ESEA Title III Allocations to States.
  • Ruben Rumbaut (Sociology) will present a keynote address to the international conference on "New Migrations, New Challenges" at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in Spring 2010.
  • Jennifer Lee (Sociology) was elected to the Council of the American Sociological Association (2009-2012).
  • Judith Treas (Sociology) served as External Examiner for a doctoral vive voce examination at Oxford University.
  • Wang Feng (Sociology) was appointed as a member of the NIH Social Sciences and Population Studies Study Section, effective July 1, 2009.  
  • Greg Duncan (Education) delivered the Sidney Ball Lecture at Oxford on February 26, 2009, on "Early Childhood Poverty and Later Attainment."
  • Ruben Rumbaut (Sociology) addressed the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna on October 28, 2008, and the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, October 29-November 2, 2008.
  • Judith Treas (Sociology) delivered the Presidential Address, “Recession: Pain and the Blame Game,” at the 80th Annual Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, San Diego, April 8-11, 2009.
  • George Farkas (Education), lecturing on “The Early Inequality,” was the Featured Speaker at the New York University’s Center for Advanced Social Science Research (CASSR) Seminar Series, April 1, 2009.