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Remote teaching, learning and working in UCI Social Sciences
As we continue to find our global footing amid the COVID-19 crisis, we've created a new site with information on how faculty, students and staff are teaming together to share resources, tips and tricks for navigating online spaces, creative places and remote faces.
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School update
A message from Bill Maurer, Dean
Robots to the rescue
Students in cognitive robotics design socially assistive technology for use in crises
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Leading change, no matter the distance
Claudia Bonilla Keller '87 boldly advocates for brighter futures in L.A. and O.C., efforts which helped earn her the 2020 Lauds and Laurels Outstanding Alumnus Award from the School of Social Sciences
A critical look at humanitarian practices
Two new grants support development of UCI prof's outreach, blog, online course and research on causes for and consequences of humanitarian aid delivery in Africa
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Brain and behavior
UCI cognitive scientists receive NSF funding to develop more precise mathematical model to explain brain and behavior link
Hup wins 2020 Ostrom Prize
Honor recognizes the economics Ph.D. student for best paper and presentation at the Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society
Vanquishing the 'us vs. them' mentality
Student-veteran Eric Perez, Chicano/Latino studies and sociology, helps at-risk teens overcome gang culture of hating 'the other'
Verifying volunteerism
Startup founded by economics alumna and fostered by UCI incubator aids, tracks student community service
In memoriam: John (Jack) I. Yellot
Professor of Cognitive Sciences, UC Irvine | May 8, 1938-December 4, 2019
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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.

Stock market plunge should incentivize firms to develop a coronavirus cure

UCI economics professors Linda Cohen and Amihai Glazer explain in this opinion piece for The Hill.
Maurer on money's meanings, pre- & post-pandemic
Lockwood on how the travel industry weathers COVID-19
Solinger on China's image after coronavirus
Voice of America
Tesler on political polarization during the pandemic
Washington Post
As we shift fully into remote delivery for spring, we expect to add more events delivered via Zoom to continue sharing the incredible thought-leadership of UCI and its affiliates. Subscribe to our online calendar to get all events delivered straight to your smartphone, and check back on our site often as we expand programming for the coming months.
Webinar: Employing Equity-Minded and Culturally-Affirming Teaching and Learning Practices in Virtual Learning Communities
10:00-11:00 a.m. | Zoom
UCI Counts: The Importance of the Census 2020
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Zoom | Panel Discussion
Zot Zeries: Misinformation in the Age of Coronavirus
1:00-2:00 p.m. | Zoom

Cailin O'Connor, Associate Professor, Logic & Philosophy of Science, UCI and Jim Weatherall, Professor, Logic & Philosophy of Science, UCI
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