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Eve Darian Smith
UCI Experts On: Global warming
Eve Darian-Smith, professor and chair of global and international studies at UC Irvine, breaks down the role political and economic decisions play in our world's mounting climate crisis
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Women's History Month
Women's History Month
UCI social scientists weigh in on the vital role women play in advancing equity and inclusion
Alana LeBron
Kickass Women of O.C.: 2022 Edition
Alana LeBrón, Chicano/Latino studies and public health, is named among Orange Coast Magazine's annual list
Tony Smith
What's next: the US Supreme Court
Tony Smith, UCI political science and law professor, weighs in on nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and the road ahead
Smyth and Steyvers
UCI researchers develop hybrid human-machine framework for building smarter AI
Model uses human and algorithmic predictions and confidence scores to boost accuracy
man standing at a crosswalk with a walking stick
Superior recall
UCI-led study finds people who are blind remember complex verbal information better than sighted individuals; nonverbal recognition is consistent across both groups
Christopher Martinez with his housing residents
Ambition to empower
Christopher Martinez, SPPS and education science undergrad, possesses a tireless dedication for uplifting his fellow students
Long Bui
Bui receives National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship
Funding supports work on the UCI global and international studies associate professor's book on historical stereotypes and representations of Asians and Asian Americans
Bill Maurer
Successes and failures of fintech
Bill Maurer, UCI anthropology and law, receives grant to study how design and deployment of digital currency impacts low- and middle-income populations
Laura Enriquez
Enriquez's Of Love and Papers named book of the year
Award from American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc. recognizes the UCI Chicano/Latino studies associate professor for her work on the intimate impact of immigration policy
Campus community collaboration
Campus and community collaborators
UCI researchers and Orange County United Way hope to team up on an experimental pilot focused on county's diverse, underserved population
Todd Schweitzer
AN Podcast: Todd Schweitzer '07
CEO and Co-Founder, Brankas Bank
COSSA Social Science Advocacy Day
Follow us on social Mar. 29 to learn more about the critical role social and behavioral science research plays in producing science-backed solutions for global issues
Cesar Chavez Day
César Chávez Day
March 31 | Day of Service
UCI Community Safety Survey
UCI Community Safety Survey
Extended through April 29, this anonymous 15-minute survey offers campus constituents an opportunity to voice feedback on policy decisions specific to 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.
Matthew Harding

Need another reason to obsess over your credit score? Here's a new (if macabre) one: According to a team of economists led by UCI professor Matthew Harding, that three-digit number isn't just a good indicator of how stable you are as a borrower - it can also predict how long you'll live. Read on via
Jeff Kopstein
Kopstein on
The Hill
Simone Chambers
Chambers on
The Loop
Sara Mednick
Mednick on
New Frontiers
Long Bui
Bui on
The Conversation
Daniel Brunstetter

"As the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine unfolds, we have witnessed multiple calls for the West to implement a no-fly zone. … As civilian casualties mount and the humanitarian crisis deepens, how do we ethically evaluate the decision of whether or not to implement a no-fly zone in Ukraine? What criteria are most important to think through the choice? To answer these questions, I turn to jus ad vim, the set of moral principles governing the decision to use limited force." More from Daniel Brunstetter, political science, in Ethics & International Affairs.
Barbara Sarnecka
Sarnecka on graduate writing
Times Higher Ed
Eric Swanson
Swanson on
LA Times
David Neumark
Neumark on
gas tax

Eleana Kim
Grofman on
Social Sciences Alumni Coffee Meet-Up
7:30-8:30 a.m. | A Market | 3400 West Coast Hwy | Newport Beach
The Problem of Class Abstraction: Culture and Class Formation in Social Theory
12:00-1:15 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250

featuring Michael A. McCarthy, Berggruen Fellow, University of Southern California and Associate Professor of Sociology, Marquette University
Global Burning
3:00-4:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Eve Darian-Smith, Professor and Chair, Global Studies, UCI
Decoding Crypto
6:00-8:00 p.m. | Cosmos Club | 2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW | Washington DC 20008 (registration required)

Geopolitics and Global Production Networks
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Etel Solingen, Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies and Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine
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