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Thank you!
We'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in #UCIGivingDay. With your support, we raised more than $30,000 for social sciences students, faculty, research and programs. Your gifts help us push forward our school's mission to create positive change in society, economies and for human well-being, and for that we are eternally grateful.
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Judith Kroll is named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Language scientist joins 34 other UCI faculty members in the prestigious organization
new employees
UCI study finds that California Competes Tax Credit program creates jobs
Effective place-based policy can be model for future incentives, evidence shows
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Bee friendly
UCI undergrad Alyssa Romea, political science and environmental science and policy, discusses the successful campaign to certify UCI as a Bee Campus, and what you can do to make your home and community more friendly to these important pollinators
hina usman
Usman receives grant to study recidivism program in Pakistan
Funding provided by Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
lauren ross
The distinctiveness of disease explanation
Lauren Ross receives fellowship expanding her research aimed at bringing clarity to scientific explanation
heidi hardt
Hardt receives fellowship to embed with the U.S. State Department
One-year post will give her insider's view of how foreign policy is made
Outstanding teaching award recipients in social sciences
Richardson, Rosales, Tobar and Lynch honored for mentorship, teaching and innovation
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Response to April 15 mass shooting in Indianapolis
From UCI social sciences, humanities and inclusive excellence office
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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.
davin phoenix

"Maxine Waters' display of anger, and others like her, may inspire Black citizens to feel that it’s worth staying involved in the struggle to reform policing."

Op-ed by Davin Phoenix, poli sci, and others in The Washington Post.
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Kim on
hate crimes
LA Times
sabrina strings
Enriquez on immigration-impacted students
Inside Higher Ed
vellore arthi
Arthi on
post-COVID economy
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Maurer on cryptocurrency energy
Yahoo Finance
vanessa delgado

Vanessa Delgado, sociology Ph.D candidate, studies the interactions between children and their immigrant parents. She says many times it takes children convincing their parents to get the vaccine. ... "This is work that millions of (children of immigrants) here in the U.S. are doing in order to make sure that their parents get the best resources that they can," she says. More, courtesy of NW News Network.
samar al-bulushi
Al-Bulushi on East Africa
Africa Is A
anneeth kaur hundle
Hundle on Sikh studies
bill branch
Branch on
raul fernandez
Fernandez on Central America
Latino Rebels
Carceral Conservation: Infrastructures of Violence, Confinement, and Incarceration at California's Salton Sea
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Traci Voyles, Ph.D., Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Oklahoma
Williams Lecture: Can Madison's Constitution Cope with Our Polarized Politics?
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Paul Pierson, John Gross Professor of Political Science and Director, Berkeley Center for the Study of American Democracy, University of California, Berkeley
Virtual Town Hall: Social Science and the Biden Administration: Priorities and Opportunities
1:30-3:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Wendy Naus, Executive Director, Consortium of Social Science Associations | Sara D. Barber, Professional Staff-Majority, Committee on Science, Space and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives | Pramod Khargonekar, Vice Chancellor for Research, UCI | moderated by Bill Maurer, Dean, School of Social Sciences
What is a Good School, and Can Parents Tell? Evidence on the Multidimensionality of School Output
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Kirabo Jackson, Abraham Harris Professor of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Advancing Equity in the Age of COVID-19
4:00-5:30 p.m. | online

featuring Rebecca Black, Informatics | Victoria Ann Lowerson Bredow, Newkirk Center | Angela Chen, Dreamers Resource Center | Darlene Esparza, Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs | Alana LeBron, Chicano/Latino Studies | Paulina Raygoza, Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR) Center | Adriana Villavicencio, Education
Mediterranean Imaginaries
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Claudio Fogu, Ph.D., Department of Italian Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Using Data to Fight Racism and Police Violence
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Samuel Sinyangwe, Policy Analyst and Data Scientist
Eckstein Lecture: Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Suzanne Mettler, John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, Cornell University
Advancing Equity in the Age of COVID-19
4:00-5:30 p.m. | Online

featuring Laura Enriquez, Chicano/Latino Studies | Graeme Boushey, Political Science | Alison Holman, Nursing | Constance Iloh, Education | Pavan Kadandale, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry | James Lee, Asian American Studies | Bill Maurer, Social Sciences | Mandy Mount, Campus Assault Resources & Education | Virginia Parks, Urban Planning & Public Policy | Sora Tanjasiri, Epidemiology | Candice Taylor Lucas, Pediatrics
Cultivating Mentor-Mentee Relationships
12:00-2:00 p.m. | online

featuring Matt Freedman, Economics, UCI | Long Bui, Global and International Studies, UCI | Ann Hironaka, Sociology, UCI | Stevie Ruiz, CSUN
Would Work
4:00-6:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Alan Hajek, Professor, Australian National University
Book Talk: Reimagining Money: Kenya in the Digital Finance Revolution by Sibel Kusimba
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Sibel Kusimba, University of South Florida | Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Temple University Beasley School of Law | Nina Bandelj, UC Irvine | intro by Bill Maurer, IMTFI, UCI
LIFTED In-Prison Education Panel Discussion
5:00-6:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Keramet Reiter, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Law & Society & Director, LIFTED, UC Irvine | Carroll Seron, Emerita Professor, Department of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine | Gabe Rosales '17, Doctoral Student, Department of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine | moderated by Bill Maurer, Dean, School of Social Sciences, UC Irvine
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