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Michael McBride
Breaking down baseball
With spring training just around the corner, UCI economist Michael McBride presents new metrics for player valuation based on team contributions, rather than individual skill - a system that inarguably denotes a team's most valuable player in any given inning, game, series, and/or season.
Cailin O'Connor
The Origins of Unfairness
Book by UCI logic and philosophy of science associate professor Cailin O'Connor explores how inequities emerge and why they persist.
Laura Enriquez
Research to advance equity and inclusion
UC study led by Laura Enriquez finds policy disrupts educational experiences, wellbeing of immigration-impacted students.
Michael Marckx
A wild ride
Cyclist and triathlete Michael Marckx '87 seeks thrills in business and on the road. Hear about his adventures in both at UCI soc sci's Stay@HOMEcoming keynote on Feb 27. Then, stick around for a virtual wine tasting with Ernest Hemingway Vineyards.
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International Women's Day
Kick-off Women's History Month with the 3rd annual Athena40 International Women's Day global conversation, led by UCI social sciences dean Bill Maurer and Oregon State University's Catherine Bolzendahl.
Emily Ha
The American dream in Irvine
How Emily Ha, business econ and public health policy major, is crafting her own version.
marodin and spencer
Marodin and Spencer among 17 campus fellowship award winners
Financial support awarded by the UCI Graduate Division helps offset tuition costs and allows for dissertation and publication focus.
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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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"Relative to white officers, Black and Hispanic officers make far fewer stops and arrests, and they use force less often, especially against Black civilians. Female officers also use less force than males, a result that holds within all racial groups. These results suggest that diversity reforms can improve police treatment of minority communities." Findings from groundbreaking study on police accountability by UCI economist Bocar Ba in Science.
michael lee
Mednick on napping
Washington Post
sabrina strings
Strings on race, weight, health
DANCE Magazine
erin lockwood
Lockwood on financial regulation
Bloomberg Law
michael lee
Lee on Gamestop, crowdsourcing
The Street
bill maurer

"The UC student population now mirrors the racial and ethnic demographics of our state. ... This diversity makes the UC a powerful engine of upward mobility and a potential brake on the trend toward deepening economic inequality. While the budget crunch brought on by the pandemic is not likely to reverse this positive demographic trajectory, we fear that it could lead our university to fail to deliver on the soaring hopes for social mobility that this progress has raised." UCI social sciences dean Bill Maurer and fellow deans from UCSB and UCSC explain via CalMatters.
claire kim
Kim on
The Guardian
kristin turney
Turney on incarceration
Ms. Magazine
david neumark
Neumark on minimum wage
matthew harding
Harding on consumer debt
Mercury News
Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai'i and Oceania
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Maile Arvin, Ph.D., Department of History and Gender Studies, University of Utah
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
Anti-Blackness: Difficult Dialogues Series: How "Diversity" Underdeveloped Higher Education
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Joyce Bell, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Chicago
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring recent NSF CAREER awardees Nadia Chernyak, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science, UCI and Lauren Ross, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Logic and Philosophy of Science, UCI; and Holly Hapke, Ph.D., Director of Research Development, Social Sciences, UCI (and former NSF program director)
UCI Homecoming
online (pre-registration required)

Feb 27: 11 a.m. Marckx Keynote | Feb 27: 12 p.m. Ernest Hemingway Vineyards Experience | Feb 27: 4 p.m. Tip-off! UCI vs UCSD | More about UCI's weekend of festivities
From Bhopal to Fukushima and Next Generation Disaster Governance
4:00-5:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Kim Fortun, Department of Anthropology, UC Irvine
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
China's Path to Carbon Neutrality: Solutions and Contradictions
10:00-11:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Lauri Myllyvirta, Lead Analyst, Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA)
Prisms of the People: Power and Organizing in Twenty-First-Century America
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Hahrie Han, Inaugural Director, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Agora Institute and Professor, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University | Elizabeth McKenna, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University | Michelle Oyakawa, Visiting Professor, Kenyon College
The Injured Subjects and the Long Duree of Colonialisms
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Ather Zia, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Gender Studies Program, University of Northern Colorado
International Women's Day: Female Leadership in A Time of Crises
9:00-11:00 a.m. | online (pre-registration required)

co-hosts: Catherine Bolzendahl, Director, School of Public Policy and Professor, Sociology, Oregon State University and Bill Maurer, Dean, UCI School of Social Sciences and Professor, Anthropology and Law, UCI

panelists: Bernadette Boden-Albala, Founding Dean, Program in Public Health, UCI | Julie Hill, Director, Anthem; Director, Lord Abbett Family of Funds; Director, UNYQ; Chair, Board of Trustees, UCI | Dr. Srey-Ram Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS, Practicing General Surgeon, Healthcare Executive & Quality Improvement Researcher, Baylor College of Medicine | Karen Toliver, Executive Vice President, Creative, Sony Animation Pictures | Mary Carlin Yates, Ambassador (ret.) US State Department
Envisioning Next Generation Radiation Governance: Radiation Archives, Past and Future
5:00-6:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required) | panel
Pedagogical and Political Commitments: The Opportunities and Limitations of Anthropology outside the Academy"
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Noelle Stout, Research Faculty, Apple University
Graduate Student Summer Funding and Other Funding Opportunities
12:00-2:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Mike McBride, Economics, UCI | Holly Hapke, Research Development, UCI | Dana Garfin, Political Science, UCI | Jennifer Gerson, Graduate Studies, UCI | Victoria Reyes, UCR
Envisioning Next Generation Radiation Governance Symposium: Radiation Regulation, Past and Future
6:00-7:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required) | panel
International Symposium on Global Chinese Philanthropy
online (pre-registration required)
Envisioning Next Generation Radiation Governance Symposium: Radiation Education, Past and Future
6:00-7:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required) | panel
Envisioning Next Generation Radiation Governance: Teaching and Governing Radiated Places
6:00-7:00 p.m. | online (pre-registration required) | panel
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