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Finding her way
How Eileen Zimmerman, '98 economics, found creativity and balance by becoming her own boss with Wander Wet Bags
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Spurring environmental innovation
UCI economists propose new plan for incentivizing game-changing inventions
A perfect fit
Belinda Robnett is the inaugural associate dean of faculty development and diversity in social sciences, a role that seems tailor-made for the sociologist who studies diversity
In the field
Six graduate students in anthropology garner more than $100K in funding from The Wenner-Gren Foundation for onsite research projects spanning the globe
Ties that bind
Alumna Catherine Griffin '86 shares experiences that made her an Anteater for life
Exposing digital extremism
Understanding the 'weaponization' of social media is the first step, says UCI professor and dean Bill Maurer
VIDEO: Steve Borowski, '79 soc sci alumni athlete
Extraordinarius Award recipient talks about his love for UCI Baseball and the importance of giving back
Investing in people to fight poverty
UCI economist David Neumark explains how a stronger emphasis on policies that increase economic self-sufficiency in the longer-run can offer common ground for fighting poverty
Emerging scholar honors
Poli sci prof Michael Tesler receives recognition for early career work on elections, racem
Two from social sciences receive recognition for research excellence
Rosas and Nguyen honored at UROP annual symposium May 19
Dynamic Anteatxrs
UCI honors faculty, staff and students with Dynamic Womxn of UCI awards
Order of Merit honors outstanding students
25 from social sciences receive OM distinction, 8 honored with individual scholarships and awards
Best beach colleges
UCI named the #9 best beach college by College Consensus
Something to celebrate

More than 2100 undergrads, 80 master's, and 50 Ph.D. students from social sciences received diplomas in June. We're so excited to welcome this large Anteater crew to our more than 50,000+ soc sci alumni family! Check out pics from the awesome festivities.
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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.

Schools use esports as a learning platform

In a study of teens published by The MIT Press, "Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out," Mizuko Ito, a cultural anthropologist who is a professor in residence at the Humanities Research Institute at UCI, found the most resilient, adaptive and effective learning involves individual interest as well as social support to overcome adversity and provide recognition. Read on, courtesy of US News & World Report.
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Asian-Americans & affirmative action
New York Times
Boellstorff on digital identity through avatars
The Next Web
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Democratic wins
SF Chronicle
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