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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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