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We're looking ahead to a bold and bright new year! Our warmest wishes to you all as we roll into 2020.
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Committed to community
Scholarship support helped recent UCI graduate Louise Nicole Ives, '19 social policy & public service, prepare for life of service
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When false beliefs take flight
UCI LPS professors Cailin O'Connor and Jim Weatherall receive National Science Foundation grant to study how misinformation impacts public understanding of science
How political moderates maneuver in the House
UCI political scientist Danielle Thomsen receives funding to study the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus to better understand moderates' place in today's polarized political arena
Nine UCI researchers named AAAS fellows
David Neumark, Distinguished Professor of economics, among those honored for distinguished contributions to their fields
Social sciences recognizes outstanding faculty researchers
Awards support continued research for Nadia Chernyak, Heidi Hardt and Danielle Thomsen
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Alumni couple Carol and Eugene Choi to receive UCI's Extraordinarius award
Entrepreneur-philanthropists will be among 22 honorees at 50th Lauds & Laurels event
Ethnic exchange
Sociology graduate student Oshin Khachikian wins National Science Foundation funding to study how ethnic groups trade knowledge and resources on the path to higher education
Fieldwork funded
Anthropology doctoral student Emily Matteson earns grants from the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Program to research reproductive rights in Chile
Jan 9 | Deepak Chopra and Don Hoffman

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.

Podcast with Davin Phoenix, poli sci, on Player FM: "In the race for the best book of 2020, Davin Phoenix has placed himself in the lead. The Anger Gap answers dozens of the most important questions of our time. ... We know from this book that anger is animating politics, but the ways that anger is expressed and translated into political participation, varies greatly by race, gender, and age."
Hickok on the evolution of language
The Atlantic
Goodman on Boris Johnson, UK politics and Brexit
New York Times
Turney on police violence, impact
LA Times
Maurer on Facebook and Libra

Cookie-cutter suburbs could help spread sustainable yards, but only if new approaches explicitly help property values, says Matthew Freedman, economist, in the Scientific American: "We don't see a lot of HOAs encouraging activities that will have benefits that extend beyond their community," he says. "But they do encourage plants that limit runoff, and that directly affects the immediate neighborhood."
Wattenberg on generation gap in voting
Washington Post
Hoffman on perception and reality
The New Yorker
Sojoyner on black fugitivity
Monroe on empathy, Holocaust
Lancaster Online
Jan 21 | Lunar New Year Festival at UCI

Join us January 21, 2020 to celebrate the year of the rat! Learn more about planned festivities at the school's annual campus-wide event...
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Poverty and Stratification
12:30-1:15 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 | David Grusky, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
Enhancing Diversity and Equitable Inclusion
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
Conversation at the Intersection of Science and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m. | Beckman Center Auditorium | 100 Academy Way | Irvine, CA

Donald Hoffman, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine Cognitive Scientist and Author of The Case Against Reality | Deepak Chopra, M.D., Founder of the Chopra Foundation and Internationally Acclaimed Author of Metahuman
Inclusive Course Design Workshop
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
Herbs and Roots: The Long History of Chinese Medicine in the United States
3:00-4:30 p.m. | Humanities Gateway, Room 1030 | Tamara Venit-Shelton, Associate Professor of History, Claremont McKenna College
Grants 101: Funding Graduate Student Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1321
Faculty Workshop: Funding Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
2:00-3:30 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1321
Screening of Americaville and Q&A with director Adam James Smith
4:00-6:00 p.m. | McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway 1070
Autry Museum of the American West Field Trip and Film Screening
9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Autry Museum of the American West's Wells Fargo Theater
Lunar New Year Festival
2:00-6:30 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza
Technology and Consumer Thinking: Credit Unions in an Age of Insecurity
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Irvine Marriott Hotel
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