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A message from Bill Maurer, social sciences dean
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toddlers win
Toddlers prefer winners, but not when they win by force
UCI study featured in Nature Human Behavior
jeanett castellanos
Jeanett Castellanos named associate dean of undergraduate studies in social sciences
Leadership role puts the social sciences alumnus and teaching professor in charge of university's largest group of undergrads
Technology designed with disability in mind
UCI anthropologist Tom Boellstorff has traveled both the virtual and physical worlds to learn how persons with disabilities use and need technology, making stops along the way to advocate for the importance of funding social sciences research
Making Artificial Intelligence smarter
UCI cognitive scientists Krichmar and Neftci part of team working on breakthrough machine-learning architecture that lets autonomous systems learn without human intervention
UCI leads NIH-funded study of education's effects on healthy transitions to adulthood
Sociologists Andrew Penner and Paul Hanselman and education assistant professor Emily Penner co-principals on five-year, $3.5 million project
Making connections
As a new research development officer in social sciences and social ecology, Holly Hapke is helping UCI faculty and grad students secure new sources of funding to advance social science research
A career helping others
Psychology alumna, author, and radio show host Jennifer Hill '02 has made a career out of finding others their dream jobs
In social sciences, summer is not for slacking
From classes to research to internships and work, many students in social sciences spent their summer at school
A distinguished Anteater
UCI triple major Raj Parekh earns award for campus involvement
Award-winning work
Study by logic and philosophy of science professors Barrett and Skyrms among Philosopher's Annual top-ten list of 2017
Vicki Ruiz named scholar-in-residence at Occidental's Institute for the Study of L.A.
Residency will span the 2018-19 academic year
Bill Maurer selected as Filene emerging technology research fellow
Honor recognizes the anthropologist for his leading work in money and finance, and will provide opportunities to advance research in emerging tech field
Daniel Wehrenfennig, Olive Tree Initiative, on conflict
UCI ranked highest-ever 7th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report
Campus also jumps nine spots to record 33rd overall in annual evaluation
Campus nets No. 1 spot in Sierra's 'Cool Schools' ranking, STARS Platinum rating
UCI earns status as sustainability leader among U.S. universities
#HispanicHeritage Month
Vicki Ruiz

Distinguished Professor Emerita,
Chicano/Latino Studies and History

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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.

For Disneyland to regain goodwill in Anaheim, it needs to ensure the city benefits from its success (Op-Ed)

Ami Glazer, economics, explains in the Los Angeles Times
Rumbaut on
Wang Feng on China's 'bride price'
Wall Street Journal
Tobar on Trump (op-ed)
New York Times
Stanford on
scientific theories
Patheos Blog
#HispanicHeritage Month
Raul Fernandez

Professor Emeritus,
Chicano/Latino Studies

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calendar of
up-coming events
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2018 California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogues
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | The Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science and Engineering | 100 Academy Way | Irvine, California
CGPACS Welcome Reception
12:30-2:00 p.m. | Social Science Tower, Room 777
UC-Cuba Academic Initiative Hosts Award-winning Cuban Novelist Leonardo Padura During October 2018 Residency at UCI
3:30-6:00 p.m. | McCormick Screening Room (Humanities Gateway, Room 1070)
"The World Needs the Love of a Free Woman": Sexual Liberation and Decolonization in the Dutch Atlantic
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100
Generatively Humane: Inclusive Approaches to Undocumented Experiences and Histories
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Humanities Gateway, Room 1030
Is there Universality in Biology?
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112
12th Annual China Town Hall
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Education Building, Room 1111
Career Panel for Chicano/Latino Studies Majors
5:30-6:45 p.m. | UCI Cross Cultural Center, Dr. White Conference Room
Your Voting Rights Explained
2:30-4:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza
Using Minimum Wages to Fight Inequality and Poverty
6:00-7:30 p.m. | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
The Nuclear Threat in the 21st Century
9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112
#HispanicHeritage Month
Hector Tobar

Associate Professor,
Chicano/Latino Studies and English

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