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Mednick Sleep Lab
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UCI Podcast: The perils and benefits of dream incubation
Sara Mednick, UCI cognitive sciences professor, discusses how sounds and smells can influence our sleeping minds
Listen | Read
barbara sarnecka
Sarnecka appointed as social sciences associate dean of graduate studies and research
Five-year term will focus on continuing the school's upward trajectory in graduate and research excellence
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Casavantes Bradford and Jenks appointed to lead school's Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
Work will focus on new program development, recruitment and career advancement of underrepresented faculty, and integration of equity and inclusion in research, teaching and service of all faculty in social sciences
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Supporting global, collaborative research
UCI professor Eve Darian-Smith receives $298,500 grant from National Science Foundation to foster international sociolegal research collaboratives
woman standing in shadows
Standard treatment therapies for endometrial cancer differ based on patient sociodemographics, UCI study finds
Findings published in Obstetrics and Gynecology
bill maurer
Maurer elected to Orange County United Way board of directors
Collaborative leadership role will put the UCI social sciences dean in a position to positively impact the greater OC community
laura enriquez
Dual honors for Enriquez's book on intimate impact of immigration policy
American Sociological Association book awards recognize the UCI Chicano/Latino studies associate professor for research excellence in family, Latinx sociology
rocio rosales
Rosales honored for book on complex stories of immigrant street vendors in Los Angeles
American Sociological Association book awards recognize the UCI sociology associate professor for research excellence in Latinx, international migration
vanessa delgado
Delgado wins student paper prize for work on Latinx immigrant families
Award from the American Sociological Association recognizes the sociology Ph.D. candidate for outstanding research
angela jenks
Jenks recognized for outstanding undergraduate teaching
Honor from the American Anthropological Association spotlights professor for excellence in the classroom
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A global scholar
UCI critical race theorist David Theo Goldberg, anthropology and comparative literature Distinguished Professor, pens book about global perspectives on dread
nina bandelj, carter butts, simon huttegger, francesca polletta
Four UCI social scientists named Chancellor's Professors
Honor highlights academic merit, promise
tom boellstorff
Boellstorff named inaugural UCI Inclusive Excellence Fellow
Honor supports development of faculty programs and mentoring
karissa sorenson, patrick del rosario
A dynamic duo
SSARC leaders Karissa Sorenson and Patrick Del Rosario receive Dynamic Womxn of UCI Ally Award for helping women on campus break down barriers
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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.
belinda campos

Stuck in a rut? UCI Chicano/Latino studies professor and chair Belinda Campos says "practicing" positive emotions can help prevent or work with everyday doldrums and weariness.

She shared a few tips with NPR on how to turn happiness into a habit. A big - and easy one - she recommends: sharing some appreciation. Get together with some friends and write out on cards three things that you're grateful for in the other person. Then share the cards with each other.

"We're using this task right now in my laboratory, and it seems to be very evocative of positive emotion," she says. And though the data is preliminary, she says, "what we see so far is that people enjoy writing what they appreciate in others, and they enjoy sharing it with the other person. It seems to be affirming bonds." ⁠Sometimes it even ends in hugs.⁠
mamyrah dougue-prosper
on Haiti
claire jean kim
on racism
MS. Magazine
jack liebersohn
Liebersohn on housing
wang feng
Wang Feng on
The Atlantic
Melissa King
King on cooking, causes
OC Register
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Rosenberg on
Foreign Policy
Doing Chinese History (in a New Era): Academic Jobs Outside the U.S.
5:00-6:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Rowena He, Chinese University of Hong Kong | Taomo Zhou, Nanyang Technological University | Mary Brazelton, Cambridge University | Charles Chang, Duke Kunshan University
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