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A timely topic

UCI prof and honors undergrads study science behind time

March 8 marks the beginning of daylight savings time. For most, that means an extra hour of daylight and an hour of lost sleep. For associate professor Jim Weatherall, it means much more. Both a philosopher and a scientist, time to him is something to be studied, dissected, defined. "How we keep time is a matter of convention, but it's also the case that our clocks, calendars and even our bodies record facts about physics - the regular motions of the sun and moon, and the distance between events in in space-time," he says. "Physical time and the way we measure time in our lives are very much intertwined." Daylight savings is one place where our conventions for timekeeping and scheduling run up against some basic facts about physics. More...


Making her case

In recognition of Black History Month, District Attorney Jackie Lacey '79 reflects on education, career

Bean named UCI Distinguished Professor

Honor recognizes immigration expert's more than four decade career

Learning language

Pearl receives NSF grant to study how children learn language

Honoring black histories on campus

Joseph L. White, professor emeritus of social sciences, led a teach-in at UCI's Cross-Cultural Center, kicking off Black History Month events

Rumbaut named UCI Distinguished Professor

Honor recognizes sociologist's impact on immigration policy and research

The stuff of proof

Maddy, LPS Distinguished Professor, is featured in 3:AM MAGAZINE


UCI cognitive scientists weigh in on color perception debate

Religion and humanitarianism in Africa

UCI receives Henry Luce Foundation grant for Lynch-led project focusing on ethics of charitable development and distribution in Africa

Two anthro alums among blog's top dissertation picks in 2014

Works by Shaozeng Zhang and Ather Zia selected for focus on major global issues

march events

Behavioral Social Choice
Mar 6

The Expressive Limitations of Quantified Modal Logic
March 2, 2015

Publishing High Impact Articles Before Tenure
March 3, 2015

Gender and STEM: Psychological Influences on Gendered Occupational Choices
March 3, 2015

Writing about China in Global Times
March 3, 2015

Entangled Cities: Re-thinking the Urban
March 4, 2015

Racial Religiosities/Religious Racialities: Interfacing Race and Religion in Our Times
March 4, 2015

On the Unity of the Proposition that A is an F
March 4, 2015

Jumpstart for a Day
Mar 7

Inventive Methodologies: Putting Methodology to Work Unconventionally
March 5, 2015

What Can Procedural Semantics do for the Unity of Structured Propositions? (A lot!)
March 6, 2015

Conference: Behavioral Social Choice
March 6-7, 2015

Jumpstart for a Day: Spring Literacy Fair
March 7, 2015

SoCal PhilMath + PhilLogic + FoM Workshop 6
March 7, 2015

CSD International Visitors Seminar
March 9, 2015

Another Life is Possible: Black Fugitivity
March 10, 2015

Mar 12

Is, Ought, and Cut
March 11, 2015

Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy
March 12, 2015

Levels of Vaccination are Necessary for Measles Control and Eradication
March 12, 2015

The Future of Idealizations in Fundamental Physics
March 13, 2015

Topics in Inductive Logic
March 19-20, 2015

in the media

Ito on texting and diversity
CBS News

Skyrms on naming
The Washington Post

Can mobile technology be a catalyst for inclusive growth?
Maurer, The Guardian

Apple adds diversity to the face of texting
Ito, CBS News

For these Cuban Americans living in Orange County, theirs is a house divided
Casavantes Bradford, Orange County Register

Young Chinese parents hesitate on second child
Wang Feng, The Diplomat

Wage watch
Neumark, America Magazine: The National Catholic Review

Owen Courreges: Will a "living wage" reduce poverty in New Orleans?
Neumark, Uptown Messenger

Wage boost shows Wal-Mart hit limit on cost-cutting
Neumark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

What it’s like to see 100 million colors
Jameson, New York Magazine

A man in his backyard: City of Commerce sightseeing with author Stephen Gutierrez
Morales, KCET

Harmon on literacy and languages
5900 Wilshire

Neumark on the minimum wage

Employees take on the Wal-Mart wage increase
Neumark, The Marketplace

The most misleading statements in the judge's ruling against Obama's immigration plan (Blog)
Rumbaut, The Washington Post

Befuddling citizenship requirements expose cultural quirks
Wallace Goodman, The Wall Street Journal

How a Mexican Mafia killer became a law enforcement darling
Valdez, Los Angeles Times

Teaching cyber savvy
Ito, Orange County Register

Making it better: This week in daily giving
Liu, Huffington Post

Not backing Latino candidates in CA Senate race could hurt Democrats in 2016
DeSipio, Fox News Latino

Parents' incarceration takes toll on children, studies say
Turney, EducationWeek

Wallace Goodman on citizenship
The Wall Street Journal

O'Connor on women and math
The Huffington Post

Mexican Mafia killer-turned-snitch could walk free this month
Valdez, Orange County Register

Los Angeles residents divided over proposed $15 minimum wage
Neumark, NPR, NPR Berlin and Tristates Radio

Interview John W. Harmon, Jumpstart, Children First
Harmon, 5900 Wilshire

Why everyone started naming their kids Madison instead of Jennifer
Skyrms, The Washington Post

The psychologist: Psychology and neuroscience at TED
Hoffman, The British Psychological Society

Are women worse at math? It's time to stop asking
O'Connor, The Huffington Post

Could a pair of contacts make you look younger? Lenses that define border of iris take years off your face, makers claim
Peshek, Daily Mail

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