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UCI Social Sciences Anthropology E-News
UCI Social Sciences E-News

Welcome to the Spring issue of the Anthropology E-News

Upcoming Events

The Politics of Private Development Aid

Primed to Hate? Local Political Milieux & Jewish Persecution in Occupied Poland

Big Boy Rules: America's Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq

UCI War Veterans: Their Experiences in Iraq Revealed


The Human Faces of the War on Terrorism


Mediation, Conflict Resolution, and Consensus Voting Procedures


Past Events

Recent Reports on Status of Women in Academia & International Peace Operations

Global Leadership Certificate Program Information Session

Shirts of Many Colors: Thailand's Latest Political Protest

Global Leadership Certificate Program Information Session

Film Screening of U-Carmen Ekhayelitsha

Religion and Democracy in the Middle East

The Coming Oil Wars

The Intimacy of War in Late Modern International Politics

Beyond Stereotypes: Faces and Voices of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Nuclear Tensions: Behind the Scenes

Public Spheres, Blogospheres

How to Accept German Reparations

2008 Human Security Award Ceremony

Students Making Peace? Report from UCI's Olive Tree Initiative

IGCC Campus Informational Workshop

South Asia and the African Slave Trades of the Western Indian Ocean

Environmental Pollution in Japan: The Ashio Copper Mining Case

U.S. Foreign Policy between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11

Ethnic-Prone and Ethic-Proof Governance

Global Leadership: Careers in International Development and Humanitarian NGOs

Toward a Post-Kyoto Climate Change Architecture: A Political Analysis

Malaria in the 21st Century

International Conference on Water Scarcity, Global Changes and Groundwater Mgmt

Poor Theory and New Chinese Cinema: Jia Zhangke's Still Life

Militant Islam and the War on Terror in Pakistan

Human Rights: Now More Than Ever

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Greenhalgh's latest book praised by Science and Nature

Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China

UC Irvine anthropologist Susan Greenhalgh's latest book, Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China, has received positive reviews from Nature and Science magazines. Described by the latter as "our most surefooted guide to China's adventure in mass birth planning," Greenhalgh explores how scientific policymaking by a team of aerospace engineers led directly to widespread social suffering as China developed into a technologically advanced state.

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Soldier and scholar

Student hopes to pursue a career in public health after serving as medic in Iraq

Michael Flores was eager to return to life as an Anteater after serving as a medic in the Iraq War. After evading improvised explosive devices and surviving 20-hour combat missions across the desert, he felt confident taking on the demands of biology and international studies courses. However, an entirely new set of challenges awaited Flores on campus. To his dismay, some fellow students were disinterested in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He felt isolated and lonely at times.

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New institute to explore how world's poor use technology to spend, store money

Research funded by $1.7 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded UC Irvine a $1.7 million grant to create a new research institute focused on the growing use of mobile technology in providing banking and financial services to people in developing countries.

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Etel Solingen's Nuclear Logics receives top book award in political science

Book will be topic of first Social Sciences Dinner Club lecture for 2008-09

Why do some states seek nuclear weapons while others renounce them? How have the nuclear trajectories of East Asia and the Middle East differed? What do answers to these and other questions say about North Korea and Iran's nuclear plans? These are some of the questions that political scientist Etel Solingen tackles in her most recent book, Nuclear Logics, which received the American Political Science Association's (APSA) prestigious 2008 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book published in the U.S. on government, politics, or international affairs. Her work was also recognized with APSA's 2008 Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award.

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Social Sciences welcomes more than 1400 new students and 11 new faculty for fall

Largest class of transfer students to call Social Sciences home

As UC Irvine opens its doors this fall to its 43rd consecutive class of young scholars, the School of Social Sciences, the largest academic unit on campus, is happy to welcome more than 1,400 new students and 11 new faculty members to its rapidly growing community.

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Los Angeles' immigrants & children of immigrants topic of three new UCI studies

Researchers to examine how 1.5 and second generations vote, acculturate, and define and measure success in school and work

UC Irvine researchers have received three awards from the Russell Sage Foundation totaling $245,000 to take an in-depth look at how immigrants and children of immigrants - the 1.5 and second generations - in Los Angeles assimilate and incorporate into American society.

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Battle of the sexes

New UCI study to examine role differences between husbands and wives in households around the world

Attention all married women: Are you having trouble getting your husbands to chip in around the house? According to UCI sociologist Judith Treas, if you live in the United States, odds are you answered yes. If you lived in Sweden, however, you may be singing a slightly different tune. "We think that who does the dishes is an intimate matter based on our personal preferences or on private negotiations with our partner," she says. "Actually, how couples split the chores depends upon where they live." With a newly awarded $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Treas is leading a comparative study of European countries and the U.S. to learn what makes for greater gender equality in the division of labor.

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Crossing over

For political science and international studies double major Cristian Martinez, research opens doors to a promising career - and new life

UC Irvine undergraduate Cristian Martinez has made the most of every opportunity that's come her way. In a few short years, she's gone from foster care to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. Because of her in-depth study of the U.S.-Mexico border, she was tapped for a foreign policy internship in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Research has changed her life.

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Obama forms advisory group focused on Latinos

An opportunity for Prop. 8 backers: Latino voters against gay marriage

Cybernetic birth control

Many officials reluctant to help arrest immigrants

Church shelters Liliana one year

Obama and the youth vote

Research finds fear of illegal immigrant crime unfounded

Promoting civic engagement in the MySpace age

Virtual similarities

Crimes less likely from immigrants

Storm-hit Cubans need all our help

The stone-age diet that works

Congressional Republicans arm forum with bold anti-immigrant

Bill Gates gives UCI $1.7 to study the poor

Virtual worlds provide real interaction

A depressing historical parallel

Latino heritage month raises awareness, hopes to spark change

Rescue no cure-all for underlying flaws

No panic at WaMu branches

House divided on fed. bailout

Rivals agree on reform

The big three

Illegal immigrant inflow to the U.S. lags that of legal immigrants

New institute to assess mobile banking in developing world

Fed chief guided by lessons from Depression

Nonfiction review: "The Latino Threat"

Children of immigrants reshaping America

The Great Depression: How close are we?

Obama speaks Spanish for first time in ad

Myth of the Latino vote

Audit: US fails in tracking cost of Iraq contractors

Joshua generation seeks way to promised land

Haters come out of the woodwork

ICE failure to detect, deport criminal aliens shows distorted priorities

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