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A business in Bloom
Stephanie Domzalski '03 is creating community through floral art with BloomLA, a pop-up art show debuting in Griffith Park, Los Angeles June 22-24.
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Finding her voice
Involvement in campus life and leadership helped triple major Amy Hu find the confidence to speak at her graduation. With it, she wants to thank her father for helping her and her sisters find UCI.
In her own words
'18 Lauds and Laurels Outstanding Undergrad Iman Siddiqi, political science, will cap off an extraordinary undergrad career by addressing a stadium of her peers as a 2018 School of Social Sciences commencement speaker.
Making her own path
How sociology major Priscilla Tenggara '18 landed her dream job at Facebook.
The power of peers
Study finds friends influence middle schoolers' attitudes on interacting with peers of different ethnicities, races
Stricter FAA regulations on pilots linked to higher fares, fewer flights
UCI study also finds low-cost, regional air carriers disproportionately affected
Immigrant policing and public health
UCI study finds intense immigrant policing practices corrode Latinos' trust in the government as a source of health information
Do opioids help injured workers recover and get back to work?
UCI professor says no; longer-term opioid prescribing leads to considerably longer duration of temporary disability
War! What is it good for?
First of its kind study, published by UCI ESSPRI, uses U.S. Army administrative data to examine the economic impacts of combat exposure in the Global War on Terrorism
Student researchers look to the past to understand recent bank failures
Findings presented at annual UROP symposium
Sociology grad student awarded grant from NSF
Dissertation funding will fund Chris Zoeller's research on the global economy
UCI A-team places 3rd in national mock trial competition
Two from team earn awards for individual efforts
Fourteen from social sciences honored with Chancellor's Award of Distinction
Award recognizes UCI's most outstanding graduating seniors
A divided family
(NYT podcast)

UCI anthropology professor Sylvia Nam tells her family's story of separation caused by the Korean War. Listen in, courtesy of The Daily podcast by The New York Times.
soc sci
in the media
Social sciences faculty are consistently sought by media for their expertise in areas ranging from digital play to gender pay. Check out some of our top hits below, or visit us online for the full run down.

Pulling off the perfect power nap

Napping is not for everybody (or every business), says Sara Mednick, associate professor of psychology at UCI and author of the book Take a Nap! Change Your Life, but here's what she and other sleep researchers have learned about the neuroscience of naps and the recipe for the most effective workday siesta. Read on, courtesy of HowStuffWorks.
Glazer on
Amazon's HQ2
LA Times
Tobar on the U.S/Mexico border wall (op-ed)
New York Times
Treas on
Business Review
Petracca on
the June
Voice of OC
Why we love O.C.

Orange Coast Magazine explains how UCI is a "star in our midst, achieving elite status in many areas"
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Multiple Realizability and the Spirit of Functionalism
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Tower, Room 777 | Rosa Cao, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University
Public Transit Use: the Role of Social Influence
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 3218 | Nagwa Khordagui, UC Irvine
Human Capital, Inequality, and Economic Growth
6:00-7:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza, Room 2112 | Kevin Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Social Sciences Undergrad and Masters Commencement Ceremony 1
3:00 p.m. | UCI Bren Center | Student Speaker: Amy Hu
Social Sciences Undergrad Commencement Ceremony 2
6:00 p.m. | UCI Bren Center | Student Speaker: Iman Siddiqi
15th Annual Graduate Hooding Ceremony
4:30 p.m. | UCI Bren Center
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