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Zot Zeries
Tune in to our May Zot Zeries talks on timely topics including the importance of sleep in the COVID crisis, partisanship and policy preference during the pandemic, misinformation in the age of the Coronavirus, and ways interactive tools keep us all connected.
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A critical link for communities in crisis
Anthropology professor Kim Fortun and her students combine research, education, and on-the-ground action to help communities impacted by environmental disaster
Chasing the memory, not the high
UCI cognitive scientist says memory, more than compulsive behavior, could be to blame for relapses among those addicted to drugs and/or alcohol
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Driven by diversity
Third-year international studies and poli sci major works to foster inclusion through UCI's Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Healing Ambassador community outreach program
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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.

Many examples of #COVID19 information zombies look like standard cases of retraction in science, only on steroids. They originate w/ journal articles by credentialed scientists that are later retracted... [yet] the dead information keeps walking. Read more from Cailin O'Connor and Jim Weatherall, LPS, in this piece they penned for Nautilus.
Glazer on price controls during the pandemic
The Conversation
Goodman on immigration during the pandemic
Washington Post
Mednick on sleep, music
Record Union
Maurer on payment in the pandemic
Anthropology News

In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has completely upended students’ lives. For children of immigrants, learning from home comes with several challenges. UCI sociology graduate student Vanessa Delgado takes a deep dive into these challenges in this piece for Latino Rebels.
Kopstein on Trump, bureaucracy
Public Seminar
Gillooly on Colombia, violence
The Conversation
Tesler on racism amid the pandemic
Washington Post
Maurer on misinformation
Filene Podcast
All events listed below will be 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.
Women of Color Talk Body Politics
1:00-2:00 p.m. | Zoom | UCI Professors Sabrina Strings, Sociology; Lilith Mahmud, Anthropology; Sherine Hamdy, Anthropology
Regime Legacies and the Adversaries of Democracy: Evidence from Latin America
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Zoom | Wynand Kastart, Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
Zot Zeries: Sleep in the COVID Crisis: Maintaining Emotional Stability, Cognition and Immune Function Under Stress
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Zoom | Sara Mednick, Cognitive Sciences, UCI
Economic Impact of COVID-19: Effects on Students' Education and Job Market Prospects
6:00 p.m. | Zoom | Damon Clark, Associate Professor, Economics, UCI; Di Xu, Associate Professor, Education, UCI; David Schaefer, Associate Professor, Sociology, UCI; Suzanne Helbig, Associate Vice Provost, Division of Career Pathways, UCI; Jed Kolko, Chief Economist, Indeed
Zot Zeries: Partisanship and Policy Preferences During the Pandemic
10:00-11:00 a.m. | Zoom | Sara Goodman, Political Science, UCI
Thriving in the Academy Program: First Generation and Underrepresented Racial-Ethnic Minority Faculty Launch
4:30-5:30 p.m. | Zoom
Zot Zeries: Misinformation in the Age of Coronavirus
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Zoom | Cailin O'Connor and Jim Weatherall, Logic & Philosophy of Science, UCI
Mentoring Success with All Students
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Zoom | Phong Luong, Assistant Director of Academic Counseling; Ann Hironaka, Professor, Department of Sociology; Mike Knox, Director, Center for Student Leadership
Racial Dynamics of Coronavirus
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Zoom | Michael Tesler, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UCI; Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University; and Andrew Noymer, Associate Professor, Population Health and Disease Prevention, Program in Public Health, UCI
Zot Zeries: Teaching on Anteater Island: The Promise of Virtual Worlds for Remote Learning
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Zoom | Tom Boellstorff, Anthropology, UCI
Thriving in the Academy Program: First Generation and Underrepresented Racial-Ethnic Minority Graduate Student Launch
5:00-7:00 p.m. | Zoom
Diversity Office Award Ceremony
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Zoom
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