View in browser:

San Francisco street
jan brueckner
What's next: The ongoing urban exodus
Remote worker migration will depress home prices in big cities and raise them in suburbs, says UCI economist
Listen | Read
jdavin phoenix
Phoenix is named an inaugural UCI Inclusive Excellence Term Chair Professor
Honor includes funding during three-year appointment to implement programs that address anti-Black racism and advance Black experience
vellore arthi
Comparing economic conditions across crises, time
UCI economist Vellore Arthi receives National Science Foundation grant to create U.S. dataset on county-level economic conditions from Civil War to present
aaron bornstein
Understanding the aging brain
UCI cognitive scientist Aaron Bornstein receives National Institute on Aging grant to study memory decline due to natural aging, disease
danielle thomsen
Fundraising and politics
UCI political scientist Danielle Thomsen receives grant to study the impact donors have in elections and political representation
etel solingen
Solingen named Berlin Prize recipient
Honor will support her spring 2022 in-residence stay at the American Academy in Berlin
heidi hardt
Ramachandran named a Hellman Fellow
Honor supports junior faculty pursuing innovative research
emily grossman
Researcher spotlight: Emily Grossman, Professor, Cognitive Sciences
UCI Brain's Xiaojue Zhou spent time chatting with the researcher and DECADE mentor about how students can achieve their goals during the COVID-19 pandemic and her tips for succeeding in an academic field
uci campus
Fighting for fair housing
UCI sociology Ph.D. student Steven Schmidt receives Haynes Foundation Fellowship to study housing practices in Los Angeles
virginia nguyen
Finding her voice
Alumna Virginia Nguyen speaks out as both an educator and an advocate for AAPI and other communities affected by racism
allison lim
Ready and willing to serve
As a chief of staff in the California State Assembly, Allison Lim '15 is empowered to lead and create change
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.
wang feng

"More than five years after the Chinese government abandoned its one-child policy, allowing married couples to have two children, it has now announced that they could have up to three. The move came suddenly, after results last month from a once-in-a-decade census. China reported only 12 million births in 2020, the fourth consecutive annual decline. The fertility rate for the year, 1.3 children per woman, was far below the level needed just to maintain the population, 2.1. However swiftly the new three-child policy followed those results, it is timid and unimaginative, and it will be largely irrelevant."             

Wang Feng, sociology, and Yong Cai explain why in this op-ed for The New York Times.
cailin o'connor
O'Connor on
Science News
sabrina strings
Mednick on
david meyer
Meyer on gun regulations
Washington Post
tony smith
Smith on redistricting
Washington Post

"Chaotic and deadly protests have for weeks rocked the Colombian port city of Buenaventura. In mid-May some demonstrators stormed the airport, and riot police responded with force, killing three. Buenaventura’s demonstrations are a part of the massive, violent national wave of protests over increasing poverty and incessant violence in Colombia. But they actually began well before Colombia’s broader upheaval."

Shauna N. Gillooly, UCI Ph.D. candidate in political science, explains in this piece for The Conversation.
david neumark
Neumark on minimum wage
anneeth kaur hundle
Strings on
simone chambers
Chambers on democracy

bill maurer
Maurer on
New World
At the Highest Level
5:00-6:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

panel discussion with UCI Olympians who've competed for Team USA | Q&A to follow with audience in breakout rooms
uci soc sci
We are not your standard school. Like Peter, our beloved Anteater mascot, we're quirky and different. We're on a mission to create positive change in society, economies and human well-being by breaking down traditional barriers and pushing the limits in teaching, research and service. Doing so requires a different attitude, aim and set of actions.
Learn more about ours...