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Working to make dreams a reality
Campus fellowship program lets undocumented students gain career-related experience - and be compensated
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Increasing educational access and impact
UCI history professor Sharon Block donates $10,000 and spurs matching gift to support UC's first in-prison bachelor's degree program, an interdisciplinary initiative spanning four schools
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Looking to new sources, solutions for fire prevention in Orange County
UCI anthropologist Salvador Zárate to document practices and expertise of weed abatement workers with funding from Haynes Foundation
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Veterans' voices
UCI is the nation's only top research university to offer a certificate program on those who've served in the military
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Cognitive decline distorts political choices, UCI-led study says
Disconnect found between political affiliation, political decisions in the cognitively impaired
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UCI Podcast: OC election analysis and social justice under Biden
Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and political science, discusses how mixed results of the last few years demonstrate Orange County's "purple" identity
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The Simpatia Scale
New tool developed by UCI researchers measures variation in a uniquely Latinx cultural value
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Darian-Smith elected secretary of the Law and Society Association
Two-year term to begin in October 2021
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In memoriam: Virginia A. Mann
Professor Emerita, Language Science, UC Irvine, 1953-2020
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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.
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What do parents owe adult children? Nina Bandelj, sociology professor, explains in this BBC podcast how children have gone from being economically useful to "priceless."

Listen in, courtesy of BBC.

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Arthi on COVID-19 long-run impacts
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Strings on race and health
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Fernandez on Cándido Camero, Latin jazz
New York Times
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DeSipio on Orange County's changing politics
LA Times
Scientific Conclusions Need Not Be Accurate, Justified, or Believed by their Authors
10:00-11:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Liam Kofi Bright, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method, London School of Economics
Mothers, Children, and Early Child Care and Education in the U.S
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Robert Crosnoe, Rapoport Centennial Professor of Sociology, UT Austin
What Will the Trade War Mean for Class Politics?
4:30-5:45 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Yige Dong, SUNY Buffalo | Isabella Weber, UMass Amherst | Jake Werner, Boston University | moderated by Gustavo Oliveira, UC Irvine
Communicating and Community-Building: Working In, With, and Against Big Tech
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Mary L. Gray, Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Associate Professor, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Anthropology, and Gender Studies, Indiana University
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity among UCI Graduate Students
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Tom Boellstorff, Professor of Anthropology, UCI
Exploring Logics of (Non)Violence in Sikh Thought
3:00-4:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Arvind-Pal S. Mandair, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Problems of Democracy
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Stephen Goggin, San Diego State University
Persisting Inequalities and Paths Forward: A Report on the State of Undocumented Students at California's Public Universities.
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Laura E. Enriquez, Associate Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Irvine | Karina Chavarria, Assistant Professor of Sociology, CSU Channel Islands | Melissa J. Hagan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, San Francisco State University | Jennifer Najera, Associate Professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside | Annie Ro, Associate Professor of Public Health, UC Irvine | William E. Rosales, Assistant Professor of Sociology, CSU Los Angeles | Heidy Sarabia, Associate Professor of Sociology, Sacramento State University | Zulema Valdez, Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty and Professor of Sociology, UC Merced
Surprises in Grad School: Things I Thought Would be Hard But They Turned Out to be Easy, or Vice Versa
5:00-6:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Canton Winer, Sociology, UCI | Paulina Silva, Cognitive Sciences, UCI | Lauren Montgomery, Cognitive Sciences, UCI | Elliott Chen, Logic & Philosophy of Science, UCI
Building Race as an Analytic into Anthropology, Within and Outside the Academy
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Sareeta Amrute, Director of Research, Data and Society
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