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New UCI-based center gives researchers direct link to US census data

UC Irvine is home to the nation's newest of 18 U.S. Census Research Data Centers. Established through a partnership between the School of Social Sciences and the U.S. Census Bureau, the campus site allows UCI researchers unprecedented local access to administrative and survey data. "The information is key to research in economics, sociology, health services, public health, transportation, law and business, and the center gives students and faculty new opportunities to use it to answer questions they otherwise couldn't," said Marianne Bitler, UCI professor of economics and executive director of the facility. She's utilizing center data to better understand links between state health insurance mandates about cancer screening and early detection in women. More...


Maurer selected for NRC division board

Leadership role will help social sciences dean advance behavioral sciences at national level

Past influences

Anthro grad student receives grant to study changing use and notions of security in Jamaica

Brueckner receives Quigley Medal

Honor recognizes real estate and urban economics research

Categorizing color

UCI researchers to create cross-cultural database for color research

Graduate alum returns to his anteater roots

Manchak, Ph.D. '09, is newest faculty member in LPS

Live from UCI

Davin Phoenix, political science assistant professor, discusses the State of the Union on KUCI's Ask a Leader

VIDEO: Casavantes Bradford on child immigration

Courtesy of School of Humanities' webinar series

4 things you should never say at work

Till Kahrs, social science alum, comments on KTLA 5

Breaking new ground

UCI LPS professor is NYU's inaugural philosopher in residence at new Abu Dhabi campus

february events

Irvine-Japan Conference
Feb 6

Russell and the Royal Road from Geometry
4 February 2015

Mathematical Modeling of Learning from an Inconsistent Source
5 February 2015

11th Irvine-Japan Conference on Public Policy
6 February 2015

Reflections on the De Dicto/De Re Distinction
11 February 2015

Greece and the Eurozone: Background, Context, and Prospects
12 February 2015

Greece and the Eurozone
Feb 12

On Learning and Growth
12 February 2015

Leibniz' Geometry of Space and the Localization of Monads
13 February 2015

Conference: Validation. What Is It?
13-14 February 2015

Instrumentalism in Mapping between Contingentism and Necessitism
18 February 2015

Dealing with Public Goods and Common-Pool Resources
19 February 2015

Social Sciences
Highlights Week
Feb 23-27

How (not) to Prove Consistency
20 February 2015

Social Sciences Highlights Week
23-27 February 2015

The Learning Power of Belief Revision Policies
25 February 2015

Bounded Rationality and Trading Inefficiencies
26 February 2015

in the media

Ruiz on women's history

Rodriguez-Lopez on the euro
The New York Times

Research shows most children decline markedly after parents' incarceration
Turney, The Crime Report

A bolder Obama to visit Phoenix, challenge GOP
DeSipio, AZCentral

Undisputed facts about the minimum wage
Neumark, PBS

Study explores how Chinese students abroad deal with criticism of their country
Hail, Shanghaiist

'One is enough': Chinese families lukewarm over easing of one-child policy
Wang Feng, The Washington Post

Syriza and the Greek elections: The tough questions that must be asked
Skaperdas, Truthout

Patriotism abroad
Hail, Sage Journals

Hail on patriotism abroad
Inside Higher Ed

Norman on migrants in Egypt
The Washington Post

2015: What do you think about machines that think?
Hoffman, Edge

Cheap gas may not lead to drop in transit ridership, experts say
Brueckner, Los Angeles Times

GOP handling of immigration could bolster, or doom, Latino support in 2016
DeSipio, Fox News Latino

Cassidy takes oath as Stanislaus Superior Court judge
Cassidy, The Modesto Bee

China's pension reform takes aim at civil servant excess following outcry from public
Wang Feng, Financial Times (Chinese)

Al Madrigal's new special explores how the other half lives
Ruiz, A.V. Club

Only Muslims can change the world's view of Islam (Opinion)
Wattad, The Jerusalem Post

Kim on South Korean adoptees
The New York Times

Penner on women in science
Christian Science Monitor

Emphasizing natural brilliance might keep women away from certain fields
Penner, Smithsonian

San Juan Capistrano council in middle of development battle
Petracca, Orange County Register

Women and the myth of the American West
Ruiz, Zocalo Public Square, Time

Minimum wage debate: New location, old arguments (Opinion)
Neumark, Nation's Restaurant News

State of the Union Address offers false hope to entry-level workforce
Neumark, Citybizlist

Being poor is getting scarier in the U.S.
Bitler, Bloomberg View

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