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Into the extreme
As NASA's InSight mission successfully lands on Mars and the world gets ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, a new book by UCI anthropologist Valerie Olson explores the interdependent relationship of our world in outer space.
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Veterans and scholars
UCI prides itself on serving those who have served. Featured: Marine Corps veteran Eric Perez (pictured), 36, a UCI fourth-year student majoring in both sociology and Chicano/Latino studies, and former Marine Staff Sgt. Shaun Whitecavage, 34, a fifth-year UCI student studying social policy & public service.
Just for the run of it
In his day to day life, alumnus and DLS member Jeff Stout runs his own high-powered recruiting firm – but in his free time he's a dedicated philanthropist who helps people dealing with homelessness get back on their feet
Community connection
Doctoral student Janet Muñiz receives award for her research on ethnic identity of second-generation Latino entrepreneurs
Department of Global and International Studies established in social sciences
New status of the school's international studies program will elevate global studies at a critical point in history
The youth vote
Nathan Chan, doctoral student in political science, wins prestigious NSF fellowship to support his work on the motivations behind youth involvement in politics
Political science personified
UC President Janet Napolitano pops into UCI class to promote student voting
Making her mark
UCI undergrad and cross country runner Keely Boyd is helping close the distance between students and hunger
National honors
Sarah Mahoney, anthropology '18, recognized for her undergraduate research on machiya
Ruiz receives Apple of Gold for Excellence in Education
Awarded by the Hispanic Education Endowment Fund, honor recognizes the historian's work in higher ed
As we age, together, collaboration for a global issue
Researchers from UCI and China lay the groundwork for a joint institute to tackle cognitive health issues related to an aging population
A new political perspective
Julia Valdes, UCI postdoc in corporate welfare, studies the intersection of public and private politics

With your help on Nov 9, we brought in food and donations weighing more than ONE TON for UCI's FRESH Hub Food Pantry, which pushed us over the success of last year's drive. More importantly, it means so many more students will benefit from the generosity of our extended Anteater community.

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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.

Ami Glazer on Amazon's HQ2 choices

UCI economist Ami Glazer gives perspective on Amazon HQ2 split between NYC and Nothern Virginia in The Blaze, the LA Times, the OC Register, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, LA Daily News, and NBC News.
Mednick on napping
Beckmann on OC's party flip
LA Times, more
Arora on
racially charged political ads
Washington Post
Maurer on
the pitfalls of going cashless
Grub Street
Winter Break

UCI campus offices will be closed Dec 24-Jan 1. Best wishes for a safe and relaxing winter break and a wonderful start to the new year!

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How Can You Be So Sure? Neural and Computational Mechanisms of Confidence and Uncertainty
12-1:00 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
Google's Adwords Market: How Theory Influenced Practice
4-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112
Acceptance, Invariance, and Probabilistic Stability
4-6:00 p.m. | Social Science Tower, Room 777
Fintech and Payments Debrief 2018: Reading the Tea Leaves and Setting New Research Agendas for Money and Technology
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
Importing Crime: The Effect of Immigration on Crime in the United States, 1880-1930
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132
Estimating Housing Supply Elasticities for Manhattan, 1974-2017
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132
Spatial Preference Models with Multiple Objectives across Multiple Geographic Regions
4-5:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112
Regional and Aggregate Implications of Transportation Costs and Tradability of Services
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132
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