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Brewer and Elyachar receive social sciences research excellence awards

Each honor carries a $5,000 prize


Political science meeting faces boycott over gay rights

Tony Smith, political science associate professor, is featured in Daily Me August 27, 2012


Bill Maurer Square becomes cool for many merchants

Bill Maurer, anthropology professor and Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion director, is quoted in the Houston Chronicle August 25, 2012


Daniel Brunstetter Drone warfare presents moral challenge

Daniel Brunstetter, political science assistant professor, is quoted in The Courier-Journal August 24, 2012


Duncan Luce R. Duncan Luce dies at 87; UC Irvine mathematical psychologist

Duncan Luce, cognitive sciences and economics Distinguished Professor, is featured by the LA Times August 23, 2012


Louis DeSipio GOP draws line on immigration

Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and political science associate professor, is quoted in the Tucson Citizen and Arizona Republic News August 22, 2012


David Neumark Does the minimum wage hurt the poor?

David Neumark, economics Chancellor’s professor and Center for Economics & Public Policy director, is interviewed on NPR's Marketplace August 23, 2012


David Meyer What makes a protest successful?

David Meyer, sociology professor, is interviewed by KJZZ.org August 22, 2012


U.S. intelligence tests crowd-sourcing against its experts

A research study led by cognitive sciences professors Mark Steyvers, Michael Lee, and Bill Batchelder; cognitive sciences visiting researcher Youngwon Shin; and cognitive sciences visiting assistant professor Ed Merkle is featured in the Los Angeles Times August 21, 2012


David Meyer Convention cities try to strike security, protest balance

David Meyer, sociology professor, is quoted in USA Today and five additional publications August 21, 2012


Aspects of religion are very much embedded in public life (op-ed)

An op-ed by Kelsey Norman, political science graduate student, is featured in iPolitics August 20, 2012


Bernie Grofman A vice president's chances

A study by Bernie Grofman, political science professor, and Rueben Kline, political science doctoral alumnus, is featured in The Register-Guard August 17, 2012


Lang and O'Leary Exchange

Bill Maurer, anthropology professor and Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion director, is interviewed on CBC August 17, 2012


Bill Maurer Why retailers are teaming up for mobile payment

Bill Maurer, anthropology professor and Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion director, is interviewed on Marketplace Tech August 16, 2012


UCI makes Sierra magazine’s ‘Coolest Schools’ list for third consecutive year

Ranking reflects campus’s Earth-friendly infrastructure, programs and research


Shawn Rosenberg How Paul Ryan transformed a Seinfeldian election

Research by Shawn Rosenberg, political science professor, is featured by CBC News and Yahoo! News August 14, 2012


Duncan Luce UCI mathematical psychologist R. Duncan Luce has died

Duncan Luce, cognitive sciences and economics Distinguished Professor, is featured by OC Metro August 14, 2012


Shawn Rosenberg Paul Ryan: America's first widow's-peaked vice-president?

Research by Shawn Rosenberg, political science professor, is featured by in New York Magazine Blogs August 14, 2012


Renowned UCI scholar R. Duncan Luce dies at 87

Recipient of the National Medal of Science, he is an influential figure in social sciences


Punjabi Sikh-Mexican American community fading into history

Karen Leonard, anthropology professor, is quoted in the Washington Post August 13, 2012