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UCI Social Sciences E-News

Welcome to the November issue of the Social Sciences E-News

Upcoming Events

Indo-Muslim Cultures in Transition
Cyclical Wage Movements in Emerging Markets Compared to Developed Economies
Policy Preferences or Policymakers’ Beliefs? Why Inflation Rose and Fell
Was Postwar Suburbanization "White Flight"? Evidence From the Black Migration
Historical Roots of Islamic Fundamentalism in Southeast Asia
The Choice of Personal Income Tax Base
Regulation: A Panel Discussion
Grants Workshop for Anthropology Graduate Students
Effective Leadership Behavior
Income Maximization and the Selection and Sorting of International Migrants
International Trade and Aggregate Fluctuations in Granular Economies
New School Models in Massachusetts: Preliminary Findings on Charters and Pilots
Long-Term Economic Consequences of Vietnam-Era Conscription
Using Mathematical Models to Understand Language Change
The Supercop & the Civil Servant: Feminism, Security, & the State in 1990s India
U.S. Foreign Policy Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11
The Many Doors Opened by a Law Degree
The Meta-Inductivist’;s Winning Strategy in the Prediction Game
Testing Guilt Aversion
Measuring the Importance of Labor Market Networks
Ethnic-Prone and Ethic-Proof Governance
Global Leadership: Careers in International Development and Humanitarian NGOs
Participative Leadership
Deflecting Immigration: Networks, Markets, and Regulation in Los Angeles
War, Race and Disease: Tuberculosis in Black and White Troops in the Union Army

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Social Sciences
in the Media

Are polls overstating Obama’s support?
Rivals agree on reform
Biden vs. Palin: What to watch for during VP debate
Analysis: In VP debate, both Palin, Biden ‘did no harm’
The big three
Countywide task force in Ontario provides resources to fight gangs
Illegal immigrant inflow to the U.S. lags that of legal immigrants
New institute to assess mobile banking in developing world
Helmet to convey messages by thought
Fed chief guided by lessons from Depression
Nonfiction review: "The Latino Threat"
Children of immigrants reshaping America
Q&A with Donald Saari about election math
McCain deals no lethal blows in final debate with Obama
The Great Depression: How close are we?
UCI scholar to deliver famed lecture in musicology
Channeling conflict
Bono Mack touts record in Washington
Conservative Judaism turns left
Obama speaks Spanish for first time in ad
Myth of the Latino vote

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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." Read On...

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. Read On...

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. Read On...

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. Read On...

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. Read On...

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. Read On...

SPOTLIGHT EVENT - Charles A. Lave Memorial Celebration

Friday, November 7, 2008 @ 4:00 pm
University Club

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. Read On...

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. Read On...

More Headlines

Hot topics debate 2008: Presidential election
Professors battle out where ‘08 candidates stand on major election issues in informative - and entertaining - debate.

Promoting international human rights through research and service
Anthropology undergrad Hadia Hakim promotes international human rights through honors research and Carter Center internship.

Planning for success
UCI’s Demographic and Social Analysis (DASA) program celebrates 10 years of success.

Garfias to deliver keynote at Society for Ethnomusicology annual meeting
Robert Garfias, UC Irvine anthropologist, has been selected to deliver the 2008 Charles Seeger Lecture at the Society for Ethnomusicology’s 53rd annual meeting.

Star service
Jeanett Castellanos, social science and Chicano/Latino studies lecturer and director of the Social Sciences Academic Resource Center (SSARC), has received the 2008 Star Vega Distinguished Service Award from the National Latina/o Psychology Association.

Byrd awarded grant from NSF to study group dynamics of coalitions
Scott Byrd, sociology graduate student, has received a $7,500 National Science Foundation grant to study how coalitions operate on a transnational level.

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