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SPOTLIGHT EVENT - Leading Pollster John Zogby to Analyze ‘08 Election Day Results in Talk at UCI
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 4:00 pm
UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay Room
Only two short weeks following the 2008 Presidential election, John Zogby, president and CEO of leading public opinion research firm Zogby International, will kick-off the 2008-2009 Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series with a talk on "How Americans Voted in November and Why."
XIV Dalai Lama scholarship goes to students seeking understanding in Middle East
2008 recipients Moran Cohen, business economics major, and Ali Malik, history major, are also Olive Tree Initiative student leaders
Two undergraduates were named recipients of the XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship, established in 2004 to recognize UC Irvine students with a demonstrated commitment to ethics and leadership on campus and in the community.
Moran Cohen and Ali Malik each will receive $7,500 and will share an additional $2,500 to promote peace through compassionate, constructive dialogue. They plan to use the funds to launch a yearlong forum on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, drawing on their experiences as part of the Olive Tree Initiative.
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.
Vision and motion
Study to shed light on how visual cues and motor activities formulate perception
A bystander witnesses a crime and must recount to police the details of what took place. A catcher studies the cues of a runner on first in order to judge whether or not he’ll attempt to steal second. A shopper avoids collisions in a crowded mall by paying attention to others’ movements.
Whether the end result is catching a criminal or avoiding a head-on collision with hurried holiday shoppers, the ability to accurately pair together shapes, colors and motion is essential in creating our awareness of the world around us.
With a newly awarded $511,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Emily Grossman, cognitive sciences assistant professor, will study how the human brain processes these complex patterns to formulate our perception and in which area of the brain it all takes place.
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. Read On...
SPOTLIGHT EVENT - "Ask a Mexican!" Columnist and Author to Discuss OC’s Immigration Evolution
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 @ 3:00 pm
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100
Gustavo Arellano, "Ask a Mexican!" syndicated columnist and author, will share his views on Orange County’s immigration history at an up-coming UCI book talk and signing for his newly released title, Orange County: A Personal History. A frequent contributor to the OC Weekly, Los Angeles Times and several local radio stations, Arellano’s controversial, no-holds-barred perspectives on immigration issues and Mexican stereotypes have also landed him appearances on NBC’s "The Today Show;" ABC’s "Nightline;" NPR’s "Talk of the Nation;" MSNBC’s "The Situation with Tucker Carlson;" and Comedy Central’s "The Colbert Report." He will be teaching a course on the history and evolution of Orange County for the School of Social Sciences during winter quarter.
SPOTLIGHT EVENT - Charles A. Lave Memorial Celebration
Friday, November 7, 2008 @ 4:00 pm
The Department of Economics invites you to join family and friends for the Charles A. Lave Memorial Celebration. Lave, professor emeritus of economics, was one of the first faculty members in the School of Social Sciences and an innovative and highly recognized researcher in transportation economics and energy use. Charlie served the campus widely in service and leadership roles in the department, School, and on the campus.
SPOTLIGHT EVENT - Red Cents in Indian Country: Native Claims to Things
November 24-25, 2008
Borrego Ranch Resort and Spa
November 26, 2008
Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250
This conference brings together leading scholars of Native American studies of law, property and economic and cultural development. It is sponsored by the Office of Research, the Center in Law, Society and Culture, the Center for Ethnography, the Department of Anthropology, the American Indian Resource Center, the Center for Educational Partnerships, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.