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Rumbaut elected AAAS fellow

Prestigious academy recognition honors sociologist's impact on immigration policy and research

Rubén G. Rumbaut, UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of sociology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is among 197 new fellows elected this year to the 235-year-old academy considered one of the nation’s most select societies. Joining him in the honor are Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners and some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, business, and philanthropic leaders. More...


Extraordinary accomplishments

Jean-Claude Falmagne earns Lauds and Laurels Extraordinarius Award

Outstanding undergrad

Sanaa Khan earns Lauds and Laurels Outstanding Undergrad Award

The economics of land use regulations

Grad student explores the role of land use regulations in the housing boom and bust

Anteaters in the capital

Two soc sci graduates participate in Sacramento's Capital Fellows Program

Embracing the spirit

Book by Rosas on Bracero Program's familial consequences honored

Outstanding achievements

Vicki Ruiz earns Lauds and Laurels Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award

Tremors in the system

Grad student explores politics behind Mexico's public, early alert earthquake technology

Diaspora mobilization and the "Arab Spring"

Sociology grad student studies role of diasporas in "Arab Spring" revolutions

Mobility and the future

NSF awards grad student for research on changing transportation structures in Delhi

Student movements

Meyer comments on cost of learning, voting behavior, news consumption and more on Ask A Leader

Awesome alumnus

Amanda Fowler earns Lauds and Laurels Outstanding Social Sciences Alumni Award

Sowing the seeds of change

With her gardening kit startup, senior Stella Liu hopes to motivate people to grow their own food

Violence and statehood in California

Sociology grad student studies the origins of ethnic violence during the state's early years

Dalai Lama Scholars: Then and now

Current and former honorees discuss their work

Teaching and technology innovation

Social sciences awards two profs funding to develop online courses


50 year celebration

Check out coverage from the school’s 50th anniversary celebration featuring founding dean James March

Interview with Solingen

Poli sci prof and Tierney Chair talks conflict and cooperation as part of Social Sciences Distinguished Faculty Series

Soc sci in the archives

Dean Maurer comments on the importance of UCI Libraries while highlighting soc sci’s colorful history

may events

Writer’s Studio
May 7

US Deportation Policy and the 'Deportable Subject'
May 1, 2015

The Evolution of Environmental Exemplars
May 1, 2015

Inequality, Social Boundaries, and the "Soft" Structures of Schooling
May 1, 2015

Assessing Scientific Reasoning
May 1, 2015

Abstraction Principles and Sameness of Structure
May 1, 2015

How Did Stop, Question, and Frisk Policing Affect the Mental Health of New York City Residents?
May 5, 2015

No One Will See Me Cry
May 7, 2015

Behind the Writer's Studio with Cristina Rivera-Gaza
May 7, 2015

Margolis Lecture
May 14

The Invisible Sinews of Counterinsurgency
May 7, 2015

Research on Scientific Representation
May 8, 2015

Economics of Religion and Culture
May 8, 2015

Money and Everyday Economic Life in Contemporary Cuba
May 11, 2015

Dalai Lama Scholar Service Week at UCI: Build a Better World
May 11-15, 2015

The Randomness of Empirical Data, the Simplicity of Hypotheses, and Extreme Priors
May 12, 2015

The Logical Approach to Randomness
May 12, 2015

Margolis Lecture: The Age of Fallout - Terraforming Planet Earth
May 14, 2015

Olive Tree Gala
May 31

Generalized Condorcet Winners
May 14, 2015

Nuclear Legacies in California and Beyond
May 14, 2015

CGPACS: A Participatory Timeline
May 14, 2015

Risk and Rationality
May 15, 2015

Kiang Lecture: The Transit of Traditions in Chinese Studies
May 21, 2015

Celebration of Excellence in Chicano-Latino Studies and Film Screening
May 22, 2015

The Art of the To:, the CC:, and the BCC: - Surviving in DC
May 28, 2015

OTI 4th Annual Gala: The Rise of Religious Extremism and its Impact on Middle East Peace Dinner, Presentation, and Book Signing
May 31, 2015

in the media

Smith on public
opinion backlash
Washington Post

Some Supreme Court justices worry that a gay marriage ruling will provoke public backlash. They shouldn't be concerned (Blog)
Smith, The Washington Post

Extinct by 2020: The swipe
Maurer, Visa Tech Matters

Acting out the minimum wage drama
Neumark, Fox & Hounds

What to consider when you are considering donating
Lynch, WGBH

Thinking of undocumented immigrants as parents, not problems (Op-Ed)
Bean and Brown, The New York Times

Debate over planned Teays Wal-Mart heats up
Neumark, The Charleston Gazette

King of the hill? Rubio leads in polls, and in esteem of sought-after GOP donor
DeSipio, Fox News Latino

The state of work in the age of anxiety
Neumark, American Prospect

Why the flash crash really matters
Weatherall, Nautilus

Quien es mas Hispano? Rubio, Cruz, Castro or Bush (Blog)
DeSipio, Austin American-Statesman

Brown and Bean
on immigration
New York Times

Wage war: As low wage protests grow, some companies are making concessions. But are they enough?
Neumark, Orange County Register

The looming minimum wage hike: Stuck on stupid
Neumark, American Thinker

Man with restored sight provides new insight into how vision develops

A mix of information and guilt might get you to ration
Small, Orange County Register

Student movements
Meyer, KUCI

Berkeley voice letters: Inappropriate reading material for teenagers; ambassador program questioned; concerns about increased minimum wage
Neumark, Contra Costa Times

'Fight for 15' protesters prepare to flex their political muscles
Meyer, The Christian Science Monitor

What graduate advisers can do to help
Ruiz, The Chronicle of Higher Education

April 9 Letters to the editor
Neumark, Contra Costa Times

Weatherall on
data and stocks
Wall Street Journal

What did China's first daughter find in America?
Hail, The New Yorker

5 quotes from liberal thinkers on abolishing the federal minimum wage
Neumark, Newsmax

Private companies are pre-empting government wage mandates (Opinion)
Neumark, The Daily Caller

Clean energy is among priorities as Latino lawmakers broaden focus of bills
DeSipio, Los Angeles Times

State fiscal impact of a $13 per hour minimum wage
Neumark, California Restaurant Association

Al-Shabaab and Kenya: the Somali factor
Mueller, Counter Punch

Crystal Cathedral founder Robert Schuller achieved his vision, but couldn't sustain it
Bailey, Orange County Register

How computers trawl a sea of data for stock picks
Weatherall, The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Immigration in the twenty-first century: Making Americans, remaking America (Podcast)
DeSipio, New Books Network

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