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Bill Maurer
UCI Experts On: Money
Bill Maurer, social sciences dean and anthropology and law professor, talks cryptocurrency, credit cards and the future of cash
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Elizabeth Montoya
The one to ask
How Elizabeth Montoya, sociology and immunology and microbiology undergraduate, achieves success one question at a time
Expanding Jewish studies
UCI seeks to grow interdisciplinary research, courses and programs designed to enhance knowledge, understanding of Jewish culture, history
What's next: Inflation
UCI experts discuss the current state of the U.S. economy and forecast what's ahead
Tiara Na'puti
UCI expert briefs United Nations council on Guam
Tiara Na'puti, global & international studies assistant professor, pushes for decolonization as solution to environmental impacts of militarization on Indigenous land, governing issues facing the U.S. unincorporated territory
LeBron and Billimek
Community-centered, equity-focused
UCI and community partners expand efforts to build local resilience and address COVID-19 inequities
MLK Day reflections
UCI social scientists offer expert perspective on progress, pitfalls of nation's efforts toward racial equity, social justice
White House
Prospects for a democratic breakdown in the U.S.
Essay by UCI political scientist outlines likely pathways, plausibility of democratic failure in the nation with mid-terms ahead and 2024 Presidential election closing in
Justin Richland
Cooperation Without Submission
Book by UCI anthropologist Justin Richland explores complicated relationship between Native American Tribes and the U.S. government
Sandy Wenger
From friendship to a study of masculinity, love and body image
Sandy Wenger, UCI anthropology Ph.D. candidate, reflects on her research and unconventional journey through graduate school
Raj Parekh
A legacy to inspire
How Raj Parekh '19 blazed a new path at UCI
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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.
Vanessa Delgado

"The Omicron variant has fueled a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases across the country. Southern California has experienced significant increases in hospitalizations. The high number of COVID-19 cases may prompt hospitals and clinics to reinforce visitor restrictions to control the spread. These restrictions can inadvertently compromise the quality of care of all patients - but pose unique challenges for Latinx immigrants and their families," writes Vanessa Delgado, UCI sociology graduate student, in this op-ed for California Health Report.
Sabrina Strings
Strings on race, body image
Wang Feng
Wang Feng on
The Guardian
Michael Tesler
Tesler on Capitol
Barbara Sarnecka
Sarnecka on rejection
The Atlantic
Jan Brueckner

"Supply and demand tells you that more houses will help ease upward pressure on prices,"" said Jan Brueckner, economics Distinguished Professor at UC Irvine. "California doesn’t have enough houses at the moment compared to its population and the purchasing power of the population." Visit the LA Times for the full story.
David Meyer
Meyer on climate protest movements
Daily Kos
Sara Mednick
Mednick on
getting back to sleep
Tony Smith
on OC politics
News 1

Eleana Kim
Kim on
The New York
Inclusive Excellence Term Chair Installation
4:00-5:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Tonya Bradford, Business, Paul Merage School of Business | Kaaryn Gustafson, Law, School of Law | Jessica Millward, History, School of Humanities | Davin Phoenix, Political Sciences, School of Social Sciences | Bryan Sykes, Criminology, Law and Society, School of Social Ecology
Immigration Policy and Latinx Family Wellbeing: Immigration Socialization and Children's Legal Awareness
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Cecilia Ayon, Professor of Public Policy, UC Riverside
This Butterfly Wing to Remember Me By: What Last Letters of the Executed Can Teach us about Just War
12:30-1:45 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Daniel Brunstetter, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UC Irvine
UCI Homecoming
all day | Virtual (pre-registration required)

Toward Climate and Environmental Justice in Indigenous Communities: The Role of STEM Research, Community Engagement, and Education
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Kathleen R. Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Earth System Science, ADVANCE Equity Advisor, School of Physical Sciences
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