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Anteater Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan 28 | 2-6:00 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway

With an academic discussion, a lively multicultural street festival complete with a Disney-sponsored raffle (Park Hopper Tickets and more - details below), and a closing sound and light show, this premiere event is not one to be missed!
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How to see through - and not contribute to - fake news in 2019
New book acts as guide for understanding and mitigating misinformation in a media-frenzied age
Returning to Rwanda
A prestigious Fulbright Hays grant will allow anthropology Ph.D. student Anna Kamanzi to continue her fieldwork in Africa
Advancing equity and social impact
Keely Hanson, political science '11, uses research and empathy to make her mark
'Making' a difference
Dalai Lama Scholars are organizing third annual campus event to develop products for people with disabilities
American dream personified: Jackie Lacey '79
UCI alumna is L.A.'s first female and first African American D.A.
Can math predict human behavior?
UCI IMBS doctoral students Lucila Arroyo and Kirbi Joe test a mathematical model against personal interactions
Ethics of war
Doctoral student John Emery considers the ethical implications of technology on the battlefield
Engelstad legacy lives on at UC Irvine
Sabrina Engelstad, sociology and education major and starting center for the women's basketball team, is following in her dad's footsteps
Comics in Academia?!
Feb 5-7

A three-day UCI Illuminations event with the author-artist team - including UCI anthropologist Sherine Hamdy - who created Lissa: A Story About Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution

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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.

Listen in to NPR's Hidden Brain as UC Irvine logic and philosophy of science assistant professor Cailin O'Connor explains how information and misinformation spread in the world of science and why evidence is often not enough to convince others of the truth. She is co-author with LPS associate professor James Weatherall of the book The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread.
Neumark on gender pay
Tobar on Hollywood and cartels
New York Times
Wang Feng on China's population decline
Tesler on Trump and Pelosi
The Washington Post
Peltason Lecture with Vox's Ezra Klein
Feb 7

Join the UCI Jack W. Peltason Center for the Study of Democracy for the annual Peltason Lecture, "Identity Politics, Explained," featuring Ezra Klein, editor and founder of Vox, the award-winning explanatory news organization.

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Lunar New Year Festival
2-6:00 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Making Your Team Science Successful: Contextual Influences on Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250 | Dan Stokols, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Social Ecology, UC Irvine
Controlling Control Through Learning and Prediction
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112 | Jiefeng Jiang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
The Crisis in Our Public Pension System
6:30-8:00 p.m. | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 | David Crane, President, Govern for California and Lecturer in Public Policy, Stanford University
Intelligent Visions: A Very Early Introduction
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 | Tom Boellstorff, Department of Anthropology and Braxton Soderman, Department of Film and Media Studies
Documentary Screening: Chulas Fronteras, dir. Les Blank (1976)
4:00-6:00 p.m. | Humanities Gateway, Room 1070 (McCormick Screening Room) | Followed by a talk with Deborah Vargas, Rutgers University
The Role of Subjectivity in Adjective Ordering Preferences
4:00-5:00 p.m. | Social Sciences Plaza A, Room 2112 | Greg Scontras, Assistant Professor, Department of Language Science
Film Screening and Discussion: 1948: Creation and Catastrophe
6:15-7:45 | Paul Merage School of Business Auditorium
A Short History of Bell's Two Theorems
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Tower, Room 777 | Adam Becker, Ph.D., Author, Journalist, Astrophysicist,
Comics in Academia?!
A three-day series of events with artists-illustrators - including UCI’s Sherine Hamdy - on the collaborative process of creating the graphic novel.
Measles Mortality in the United States, 1890-2016: Why Did Deaths Decline Before the Vaccine?
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250 | Andrew Noymer, Associate Professor, Public Health, UC Irvine with Stephanie Torrez, University of Rochester
Race and Upward Mobility Narratives
12:30-2:00 p.m. | Social Science Tower, Room 318 | Elda Maria Román, Assistant Professor, English, USC
Annual Peltason Lecture: Identity Politics, Explained
4:00-5:30 p.m. | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 | Ezra Klein, Editor and Founder, Vox
Festivities start with Anteater Family Weekend activities and Reunion Events on Feb 8, and continue through Feb 9 with the Party in the Park, the Soc Sci Homecoming BBQ, and the Homecoming men's basketball game vs the University of Hawai'i. Learn more and sign up to join in the fun!
UCI Global Studies Conference
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 | keynote speaker Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History and South Asian Languages and Civilizations at University of Chicago
The Brains Behind Morality
4:00-5:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112 | Patricia Churchland, Adjunct Professor, Salk Institute, UCSD and Professor Emerita, Philosophy Department, UCSD
Grad Student Professional Socialization: Getting an Assistant Professor Job
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250 | Annie Ro, Assistant Professor of Public Health, UC Irvine; Judith Treas, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine; Anna Penner, Ph.D. Student of Sociology, UC Irvine
Natural Language as a Code: Modeling Human Language Using Information Theory
4:00-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112 | Richard Futrell, Assistant Professor, Language Science
A Field Experiment on Signaling and Stigmatizing Effects of Educational Credentials
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250 | Michael Gaddis, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCLA
Case-to-Case Transfer as a Logic in Mixed-Methods Research
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250 | Bryan Sykes, Assistant Professor, Criminology, Law and Society, UC Irvine with Anjuli C. Verma, Black Hawk Hancock and Justin L. Sola
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