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new year
bill maurer
Reflection and resolutions
21derful things we're grateful for and looking forward to in the new year
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The power of networks in a crisis
UCI researchers join forces with national team to study U.S. food supply chain disruptions and innovations due to Coronavirus closures
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UCI Podcast: COVID-19's long-term economic and health impacts
Early intervention can stave off pandemic's worst long-term effects, UCI economist Vellore Arthi says
granny flats
Are granny flats a solution for California's affordable housing shortage?
Study by UCI economics grad student Sarah Thomaz looks at potential and pitfalls of affordable dwelling units in Los Angeles County
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The state of undocumented students in California's public universities
New multi-campus study provides in depth look at the struggles and successes of the state's undocumented student population
megan peters
Advancing consciousness research
UCI cognitive scientist Megan Peters receives Templeton World Charity Organization grant to help early-career scientists secure NIH and NSF funding
sign language
Cognitive benefits of speaking while signing
UCI research fellow Anne Therese Frederiksen receives National Science Foundation funding to study brain responses to unique linguistic experience of individuals who are deaf and hearing who use sign language
associate deans for access
Joining forces to forge better futures
UCI School of Social Sciences and Center for Educational Partnership are collaborating to increase educational access for first-generation students
general campus
UCI and CDCR sign MOU to partner on new in-prison bachelor's degree program
Incarcerated students who meet requirements can earn B.A. in sociology
campus general
UCI social sciences counts 27 faculty among world's top researchers
Rankings, created by Stanford University, are published in PLOS Biology
hector tobar
The 10 best California books of 2020
The Last Great Road Bum by UCI professor Hector Tobar among the top picks in LA Times list
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Strength through adversity
How senior psychology major and FYRE scholar Karen Garcia has forged her own path
frank cancian
In memoriam: Frank Cancian
Documentary Photographer and Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, UC Irvine | 1934-2020
soc sci
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.
hector tobar

"There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country, and millions who are the children, siblings and spouses of the undocumented; they live in the uneasy cultural and legal limbo of the "mixed status" family. And even if you're a U.S. citizen who's never met or worked alongside an undocumented immigrant, the fate of the democracy you cherish is tied to theirs." Hector Tobar, Chicano/Latino studies and English, on what the future holds for undocumented immigrants.

Read on in The New York Times.
michael tesler
Tesler on stereotypes,
political ads
laura enriquez
Enriquez on undocumented students, CA
Inside Higher Ed
david neumark
Neumark on the minimum wage
New York Times
ruben rumbaut
Rumbaut on immigration
The Guardian
Expanding the Anthropological Imagination: Working In, With, and Against Wall Street
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Hannah Appel, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UCLA
How to Navigate a University with Few Racial-Ethnic Underrepresented Minorities, and How to Handle Offensive Comments in the Classroom, by Peers or Faculty Members
12:00-2:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Sabrina Strings, Rocio Rosales, and Brent Clark, Sociology, UCI
What Science's Scaffolding and the Second Philosopher
3:30-5:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Mark Wilson, Pittsburgh
A Crucible Moment for Race in America: The Crisis of Racial Capitalism and the Challenge of the Movement for Black Lives
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Barbara Ransby, Distinguished Professor, Departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Corporeal Idea of Distance: Information Processing or Mechanical Correlation?
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Gary Hatfield, UPenn
Remarks on a Multiverse Language
3:30-5:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring John Steel, UC Berkeley
Postcolonial Orders and Disorders
3:30-5:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Nishita Trisal and Ashwak Hauter, Postdoctoral Scholars, Anthropology, UCI
Precarious Professions, Organizing for the Future
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Eli Thorkelson
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