SocialSciences Research News

Nucho receives Fulbright to study urban development programs in Middle East

Anthropology graduate student Joanne Randa Nucho receives Fulbright-Hays fellowship to study community programs in Lebanon


California high-speed rail ridership forecast not reliable, study finds

Findings presented to California State Senate June 30


Bailey’s ‘Legacies of Race’ receives positive review in Contemporary Sociology

Book review appears in May 2010 issue


Help wanted ... for unemployed teens

David Neumark, economics professor, is featured in USA Today June 22, 2010


Montoya receives Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Teaching

Awarded by UCI Academic Senate, honor recognizes Montoya for excellence in teaching, research, mentorship and service activities at UCI and in local community


Avant testifies before legislative commission on wartime contracting practices

International studies director and political science professor gives Commission on Wartime Contracting perspective at hearing held June 18 in Washington, D.C.


Study: ‘Feebates’ would reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions in Calif by 3-10%

Collaborative UC study co-authoered by UCI economist David Brownstone evaluates potential program’s effectiveness to meet 2020 required reductions


Pixley earns Kanter Award

Award recognizes the assistant sociology professor's research on career-prioritizing decisions and occupational attainment in dual-earner couples


Rising minimum wage, rising teen unemployment

David Neumark, economics professor, is featured in the Hudson Institute June 3, 2010


Opinion: Why the web benefits liberals more than conservatives

An op-ed by Gregory Ferenstein, political science graduate student and Center for the Study of Democracy Fellow, is featured on CNN.com June 1, 2010


Anthropology alumna receives Fulbright to study Hong Kong film industry

Research will shed light on the role film and media play in shaping regional status


Monroe receives Ithiel de Sola Pool Award from American Political Science Assoc

Prize is awarded once every three years and includes presentation of a general lecture at APSA’s 2010 annual meeting


Harvest of loneliness

Documentary by UCI Chicano/Latino studies professor Gilbert Gonzalez explores history of the Bracero Program


International studies major wins State Department scholarship to study Punjabi in India

One of 575 undergraduate and graduate students selected nationwide to receive award


Sociologist Carter Butts finds routine patterns in blog networking interactions

Sociologist and Calit2 affiliate Carter Butts finds routine patterns in blog networking interactions; findings published in Journal of Social Structure


Investor projections influence market outcomes, study finds

UCI economist Fabio Milani finds quantitative evidence that overly optimistic and/or pessimistic projections play greater role inducing U.S. economic volatility than do shifts caused by fluctuations in traditional market forces


CARL makes his way onto Canada's Discovery Channel

Jeff Krichmar's CARL makes his television debut on Canada's Discovery Channel April 29, 2010


UCI social sciences graduate programs rank among nation's top 50

Rankings based on U.S. News & World Report, Center for Public Anthropology and Philosophical Gourmet Report


Nixing new nuclear process

A study by Linda Cohen, economics professor, is featured on PhysOrg.com April 20, 2010


Rumbaut to deliver keynotes at up-coming international immigration conferences

Talks will highlight potential policy implications resulting from differing views on the “second generation”