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Lunar New Year 2021
Join us on Feb 8 in a virtual celebration of the Lunar New Year!
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igor bobic
Igor Bobic '10 takes a front-row seat to political history
UCI political science alumnus caught historic footage of Jan 6 insurrection at the Capitol while reporting for the Huffington Post
francesca polletta
Moving forward
Book by UCI sociologist Francesca Polletta explains how we can find our way back from political polarization without having to become friends first
patience and pandemic
UCI students publish book about life under quarantine
Patience and Pandemic is a collection of photos, essays and poems
ken marlin
Life in the fast lane
UCI alumnus Ken Marlin '79 reflects on his fast track from the Marines to UCI to Wall Street
carole uhlaner
Pandemics and protests
UCI political science professor Carole Uhlaner receives Russell Sage Foundation funding to study what moves individuals to participate in collective action
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Kroll and Sojoyner receive Spirit Awards from Office of Inclusive Excellence
Social scientists are among 10 UCI teams to receive funding that supports the office's mission to advance inclusive excellence on campus
malak kudaimi
UCI celebrates the first prestigious scholarship recipient of the New Year
Alumna Malak Kudaimi named 2021-22 Marshall Scholar
matt harding
Harding named a 2021 Faculty Innovation Fellow
Recognition from UCI Beall Applied Innovation includes stipend, entrepreneurial engagement opportunities
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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.
danielle thomsen

A record number of women are serving in Congress. That’s good news for constituents, says UCI political science professor Danielle Thomsen in a recent op-ed. "Studies at both the state and federal levels find that women are more active and productive than their male counterparts on a variety of policy-related activities …. But our recent study shows that women stand out in another area as well: constituent service."

Read on in The Washington Post.
long bui
Bui on Vietnamese Americans and politics
The Conversation
davin phoenix
Phoenix on race and emotional responses to politics
Washington Post
sabrina strings
Strings on diet culture
Good Housekeeping
tom boellstorff
Boellstorff on Zoom fatigue
Funding Graduate Student Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Nina Obiedo, Contracts and Grants Manager, Social Ecology, UCI; Jin Chae, Contracts and Grants Manager, Social Sciences, UCI; and Holly Hapke, Ph.D., Director of Research Development, Social Sciences, UCI
Through the Partisan Looking Glass: The Social Psychology of Political Polarization
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Peter Ditto, Professor, Department of Psychological Science, School of Social Ecology, UC Irvine
Funding Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Holly Hapke, Ph.D., Director of Research Development, Social Sciences, UCI and Marge Brannon, Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, UCI
Chico and Rita: Film Discussion
4:00-6:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Raul Fernandez, Chicano/Latino Studies, UCI
Fright and the End of Community: Psychic, Spiritual, and Physical Borders between Yemen and Saudi Arabia
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Ashwak Hauter, Ph.D., University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UC Irvine
Public, Open/Libre, Commons: Cultures of Liberation and the Liberation of Culture in Anthropology
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Alberto Corsin Jimenez, Reader, Department of Social Anthropology, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid
Introduction to NSF Funding
1:00-2:15 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Holly Hapke, Ph.D., Director of Research Development, Social Sciences, UCI (and former NSF program director)
Lunar New Year 2021
4:30-7:30 p.m. | online (pre-registration required)
Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Medicine in the United States
4:30-5:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Tamara Venit-Shelton, Claremont McKenna College and Mei Zhan, UC Irvine
Addressing Slavery: "The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized: Cultural Revolution in the Black Power Era"
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Errol A. Henderson, Associate Professor of International Relations, Pennsylvania State University
In memoriam: Frank Cancian, Documentary Photographer and Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, UC Irvine | 1934-2020
3:00-4:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

What Does Social Change Look Like?
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Angela Russell, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, CUNA Mutual Group
Parenting in Grad School
12:00-2:00 p.m. | online (pre-registration required)

featuring Jessica Gonzalez, Logic & Philosophy of Science, UCI; Monica De Roche, UCI; Kyle McWagner, Political Science, UCI; Prince Paa-Kwesi Heto, Political Science, UCI
Love, Dating and Romance in Latinx Communities
12:00-1:15 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Jazmin Muro, Regis University and Laura Enriquez, UCI
Advancing Equity for Undocumented Students and Students from Mixed-Status Families at the University of California
12:00-1:00 p.m. | online (pre-registration required)

featuring Laura E. Enriquez, Associate Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Irvine; Ignacio Alarcón, Assistant Director of the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center at UC Davis; Cecilia Ayón, Professor of Public Policy at at UC Riverside; María Blanco, Executive Director of UC Immigrant Legal Services; Angela Chen, Director of the UCI Dream Center at UC Irvine; Jennifer Nájera, Associate Professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside; Annie Ro, Associate Professor of Public Health at UC Irvine; Zulema Valdez, Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty and Professor of Sociology at UC Merced
Decolonizing the University in Global/Transnational Perspective: A Roundtable Conversation
9:00-11:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant Workshop
10:00-11:15 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Holly Hapke, Ph.D., Director of Research Development, Social Sciences, UCI (and former NSF program director)
How NSF Makes Awards
12:00-1:15 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Holly Hapke, Ph.D., Director of Research Development, Social Sciences, UCI (and former NSF program director)
On Emergencies: Socializing and Institutionalizing in Crisis
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Federico Neiburg, Professor of Social Anthropology, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
UCI Homecoming
all day | online (pre-registration required)

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