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eve darian smith
A global perspective
Through teaching, research and action, UCI professor and chair Eve Darian-Smith is an ardent advocate for globalizing public education in the 21st century
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hector tobar
A humanity seen
Writer and UCI professor Héctor Tobar wants you to tell your story
kristin turney
Generational effects of incarceration
UCI sociologist Kristin Turney earns Russell Sage Foundation fellowship to study the long-term consequences of parental incarceration on the children and partners left behind
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What meaningful tribal consultation should look like
Justin Richland, UCI anthropology, receives Luce Foundation grant to develop a field guide for non-native agency engagement with tribal people and resources
leah sanchez
From art to anthropology
By following her passions, Ph.D. student Leah Sanchez finds her academic niche
Driving global change at the local level
UCI sociology graduate student Ben Leffel examines how world cities reduce emissions
National Veterans and Military Families Month
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special section
In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month, we present three amazing examples of people and programs pushing the boundaries in pursuit of positive change.
A commanding presence
Maj. Gen. Laura Yeager's unwavering work ethic propelled her to unprecedented heights in the Army, making the '86 UCI psychology alumna a role model for women and girls
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Studying those who serve
UCI will be 4th in nation to offer certificate program examining veteran community
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coco goodson
All-American all around
CoCo Goodson, '15 sociology
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Save the date:
Jan 9 | Intersection of Science & Spirituality

Seeing may be believing, but that doesn't make it true. Cognitive scientist Don Hoffman and Deepak Chopra, M.D., attempt to define what is true while discussing Hoffman's new book, The Case Against Reality, alongside Metahuman by Chopra. Learn more...
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in the media
Social sciences faculty and graduate students are consistently sought by media for their expertise in areas ranging from digital play to gender pay. Check out some of our top hits, self-authored pieces, and on-air interviews below, or visit us online for the full run down.

Jan Brueckner, economics, explains in an op-ed for the Orange County Register how backyard dwellings popping up in California may be the answer to affordable housing and new income opportunities in the Golden State.
Hardt on women in academia
LA Times Daily Pilot
O'Connor on misinformation
Neumark on minimum wage debate
NY Times
Turney on incarceration, families
Save the date:
Jan 21 | Lunar New Year Festival at UCI

Mark your calendars for January 21, 2020 to help us celebrate the year of the rat!
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Latino Residential Gardening in Orange County: The International Division of Gendered Labor and a Life Lived in Other People's Gardens
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100 | Salvador Zarate, Ph.D., Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Gender and Sexuality, UC Irvine
Placing the 'Female Advantage': The Gender Gap in Bachelor's Degree Attainment by High School Urbanicity
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250 | April Sutton, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC San Diego
Enhancing Diversity and Equitable Inclusion
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
Enhancing Diversity and Equitable Inclusion
12:00-2:00 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
Learning in Cities: Agglomeration and the Spatial Division of Cognition
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132 | William Strange, University of Toronto
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