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Jack Peltason: 1923-2015

Founding faculty member and second chancellor at UCI never lost his interest in learning

Jack W. Peltason, emeritus president of the University of California and emeritus chancellor of UC Irvine, died Saturday, March 21, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 91. Peltason was an internationally recognized political scientist and scholar of constitutional law, and was the principal author of Government by the People, a fundamental text on American democracy for political science students. More...


A look back

New school site highlights key moments in social sciences’ 50 year history

A pioneer in her field

Vicki Ruiz to be honored for her contributions to Latino and Chicano history during National Women's History Month

Maurer and mobile money

Social sciences dean receives two new grants for research on mobile money

april events

Founding Dean Returns
April 3

Speaking up for the Facts: The Communal Lives of Climate Change
April 2, 2015

Stochastic Dominance Analysis without the Independence Axiom
April 2, 2015

Breaking Cycles of Repetition? The Cambodian Genocide across Generations in a Former Khmer Rouge Stronghold
April 3, 2015

Conspicuous Experimentation: 50 Years of Interdisciplinary Practice in the Social Sciences
April 3, 2015

Localists and Locusts: Creating a Yellow Peril-Red Menace Discourse in Hong Kong
April 3, 2015

Banking and SoLoMo
April 21

Truth, Progress,and Realism in Science
April 3, 2015

National Center for Health Statistics: Research Data Center
April 7, 2015

Diversity Science: Race, Gender, and the Gift in Genomic Research
April 9, 2015

How Well Ordinary People around the World Understand Democracy
April 13, 2015

Tactics and Methods in Multispecies Ethnography
April 14, 2015

Commensuration Bias in Peer Review
April 17, 2015

Expert Series
April 23

Sociology as a Vocation
April 17, 2015

The Transition from Traditional Central Banking to the SoLoMo: The Case of the Central Bank of Lebanon
April 21, 2015

Eckstein Lecture: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
April 22, 2015

Expert Series: Making Census Data Count
April 23, 2015

Comparative Ignorance and Unawareness
April 23, 2015

A Brief History of Capitalization: From Colonialism to Life Itself
April 23, 2015

in the media

Rodriguez-Lopez on the dollar
New York Times

The place where China began its one-child policy is dying
Wang Feng, Bloomberg Business

The gift of mentorship
Ruiz, American Historical Association

How the geography of jobs affects unemployment. Why job accessibility is limited for some groups and what it means for anti-poverty policies
Neumark, Econ Intersect

How seat was won by Moorlach
Petracca, Orange County Register

Ito on online learning


The unappetizing effect of minimum-wage hikes
Neumark, The Wall Street Journal

Even a moment of mentoring can matter
Ruiz, The Chronicle

How Venmo is encouraging a new kind of conspicuous consumption
Maurer, Slate

NYT's Stewart: Dollar's surge isn't all that good for US tourists, consumers
Rodriguez-Lopez, Newsmax Finance

Petracca on ride-sharing

Los Angeles Times

10 barriers to using mobile technology to fight inequality
Maurer, The Guardian

Do place-based policies matter?
Neumark, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

'Top Chef' finalist Melissa King cooks up a feast
King, Edge Media Network

CI to host historian and author Vicki Ruiz for "The right to remember: Latina labor leaders in California Agriculture"
Ruiz, Ventura County Star

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