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Looking to start fresh in the new year?
UCI social scientists offer research-backed life hacks for a happier, healthier you in 2022
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Commencement 2021 Fall
Congrats, fall 2021 graduates!
UCI celebrates commencement mid-year with inaugural ceremony
Mednick in her UCI Sleep and Cognition Lab
UCI-led study is first to find that long- and short-term memory vie for brain space
Competition for cognitive processing resources during sleep comes at a cost to each
Dark day at U.S. Capitol
The U.S. Capitol insurrection, one year later
Social scientists offer insight on the event’s lasting impact
Hector Tobar
Deep Down Dark by Héctor Tobar named among GQ's 50 best books
Honor recognizes the UCI Chicano/Latino studies and English associate professor for his work among "the most-enjoyed, most-admired, most-awe-inducing" written since 2000
Ana Elizabeth Rosas
Rosas receives Spirit Award from Office of Inclusive Excellence
Funding supports her work to direct and teach the Public Scholarship Summer Institute
Zeinab Kachakeche
Finding research inspiration in life experience
Zeinab Kachakeche, second year language science graduate student, reflects on her research endeavors and experience as a mother pursuing a Ph.D.
White House
Inside the Oval Office
Political science undergrad class takes a deep dive into the inner workings of nation's highest office, ends quarter with crisis simulation
Jan Brueckner
Brueckner provides expert perspective on government and taxes, real estate regulations, airlines and more in new video series
Featured on Social Science Encyclopedia
Rachel Klemek
AN Podcast: Rachel Klemek '90, Blackmarket Bakery
Alumni Network podcast with Food Network's "Chopped" cake champion
Medhi Zolfaghari
AN Podcast: Forging ahead with Medhi Zolfaghari
Alumni Network podcast with the '20 international studies alumnus
AirUCI study participants
UCI scientists study pollutants coming from motor vehicle brakes
An interdisciplinary experiment on the UCI campus seeks to understand the harmful gases and particles that emit from car and truck brakesInternationally recognized scholar will hold public talks, workshops and seminars
Tim Bruckner
Bruckner awarded over $2.5 million to address racial disparities in preterm birth and fetal losses
Funding for CPIP co-director's study provided by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes for Health
Herzfeld joins UCI anthropology as Distinguished Visitor in residence for winter quarter
Internationally recognized scholar will hold public talks, workshops and seminars
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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.
Alana LeBron

Millions of exhausted parents, educators, and health care providers have been anxiously awaiting COVID-19 vaccines for young children. ... As a public health practitioner and professor, I call upon our public health leaders to put equity top of mind in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout effort for children 5 to 11 years of age. More from Alana LeBrón, UCI Chicano/Latino studies and public health assistant professor, via Voice of OC .
Hector Tobar
Tobar on Latinx/Latino
KPCC (audio)
Jim Danziger
Danziger on
Michael Tesler
on race
Washington Post
Tom Boellstorff
Boellstorff on metaverse
Alumni Network: Aram Chaparyan '99, City Manager, City of Torrance
5:00-6:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Aram Chaparyan, ICMA-CM, MPA
Cooperation Without Submission
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Justin Richland, Professor of Anthropology, UCI
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