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UCI social sciences graduate programs shine in latest U.S. News and World Report rankings
All established UCI social sciences graduate programs rank in top 25 among public universities within their respective fields
Jeffrey Barrett
Jeffrey Barrett, UCI Chancellor's Professor of logic and philosophy of science, elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Barrett is joined by three other UCI inductees, bringing the campus count to 39 faculty - 10 in social sciences - in the prestigious organization
Vicki Ruiz
Ruiz to help guide Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino
UCI Distinguished Professor emerita is among 18 leaders selected nationwide to serve on inaugural scholarly advisory council
kids counting, sharing
UCI-led study shows sharing behavior among young children may be related to counting skills
Findings published in Child Development
Elizabeth Hafen
An agent of change
Elizabeth Hafen, political science and psychology senior, credits the student enrichment programs in UCI social sciences for inspiring her plans to be a community changemaker
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The Power of the Downstate
Book by Sara C. Mednick, cognitive scientist and sleep expert, breaks down upstate and downstate biological rhythms and activities that improve health and well-being
Eve Darian-Smith
Global Burning: Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis
Book by Eve Darian-Smith, global and international studies professor and chair, examines role of politics, economic decisions in global warming
Play explores UCI's PrisonPandemic project
'COVID in Custody' recounts campus efforts to expose unsafe conditions
Russia Ukraine
UCI experts available to discuss invasion of Ukraine
From sociology to cybersecurity, topics of expertise range on conflict
Sarah Whitt
Whitt awarded fellowship to study Indigenous confinement, punishment, resistance
Findings will contribute to her book, Bad Medicine
excellence award
Celebration of Teaching
Four from social sciences honored for contributions to undergrad education at UCI
Excellence Award
Lauds & Laurels
Four from social sciences among 23 to be honored at annual event
Brent Lutes
Brent Lutes, economics Ph.D. '15, named first chief economist of the U.S. Copyright Office
Alumnus will advise officials on the economic impacts of programs and policies relating to copyright systems
Jonathan Cervas
Jonathan Cervas, political science Ph.D. '20, selected as New York's special master for congressional redistricting
Alumnus will review proposed maps and be at the ready to prepare a back-up congressional map for the state
Estefani Marin
Marin receives LEAD Social Sciences Graduate Student Excellence Award
Honor recognizes the sociology grad student's efforts to support the educational trajectories of historically marginalized students
Wu and Banavar
Distinguished scholars
UCI graduate students Jingyi Wu and Nidhi Banavar named 2021-22 Justine Lambert Prize winners
Graduate Funding Opportunities
Graduate Funding Opportunities
Applications are due May 13 for Kugelman Citizen Peacebuilding Research Fellowships & Long Institute Graduate Student Research Grants
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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.
Sara Mednick

From forgetting a name to getting easily distracted, new research indicates stress may be the reason so many are so forgetful these days. NBC’s Erin McLaughlin visited UCI’s Sleep and Cognition Lab and spoke with Sara Mednick, professor of cognitive sciences, for this report for TODAY on how to deal with short-term forgetfulness.
Marion Aouad
Aouad on post-COVID job market
Wallet Hub
Michael Tesler
Tesler on the politics of pot
Gustavo Oliveira
Oliveira on
USA Today
Valerie Olson
Olson on
Popular Science
Belinda Campos

Joy as an antidote to burnout? It’s a powerful, contagious emotion - and we need it now more than ever. UCI Chicano/Latino studies professor and chair Belinda Campos weighs in on the benefits of positive emotions in this piece by Thrive Global.
Justin Richland
Richland on tribal inclusion
Heidi Hardt
Hardt on U.S. foreign policy
OC Register
Jan Brueckner
Brueckner on housing in OC
OC Register
Eve Darian-Smith
Darian-Smith on climate change
The Conversation
Delegations with Hidden Costs
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 3218

featuring Igor Kopylov with Erya Yang, UC Irvine
Minimum Distance Estimation of Quantile Panel Data Models
10:00-11:30 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Blaise Melly, University of Bern
Latina Lives, Latina Narratives
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

This UCI Illuminations event is an opportunity to learn from the historical writing of distinguished scholar and educator, Vicki L. Ruiz. Featuring Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, UCSB.
How Educational Inequities in the U.S. South Pre and Post Brown Shape Dementia Risk for Black and White Older Adults
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Zoom or In-Person, Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132

featuring Katrina Walsemann, Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy, Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Health Policy, Faculty Associate at the Maryland Population Research Center, School of Public Policy
Language Trainings and Refugees Integration
2:00-3:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132

featuring Giovanni Peri, UC Davis
Eyes on the Street, Spatial Concentration of Retail Activity and Crime
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 3218

featuring Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse
Thieving the Present - Building the Future
3:00-4:30 p.m. | Zoom or In-Person, Humanities Gateway, Room 1010

A Roundtable Discussion with Funmi Arewa, Temple University Beasley School of Law, author of Disrupting Africa: Technology, Law, and Development
Misallocations in Monopsonistic Labor Markets
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132

featuring Fabian Trottner, UC San Diego
Geopolitics and Global Production Networks
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

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

Cedric Robinson: The Time of the Black Radical Tradition
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Joshua Myers, Department of Africana Studies, Howard University | Francoise B. Cromer, Department of Political Science, Saint Elizabeth University
Acquisitions, Product Variety, and Distribution in the U.S. Craft Beer Industry
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 3218

featuring Kyle Wilson, Pomona College
Inventing Environmental Future: Science Fiction as Practice
4:00-5:30 p.m. | Humanities Gateway, Room 1030

featuring Chen Qiufan, Author
Veterans Transitions: Focus on Housing
3:00-4:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration requires)

featuring Bill Maurer, Dean, Social Sciences, UCI | Anita Casavantes Bradford, Director, UCI Veteran Studies Certificate Program | Dani Molina, Director, UCI Veteran Services Center | Mariana Grohowski, Founder and Editor, Journal of Veterans Studies | Richard Owens, Senior Program Manager, Jamboree Housing | Brian Ulaszewski, Executive Director Principal, City Fabrick
Ecological Erasure as a Site of the Continuing Terms of Order
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Ian Ross Baran, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Urban Planning, University of California, Irvine
UCI Giving Day
Mark your calendars to help support UCI's ground-breaking research, essential student resources, healthcare initiatives and academic opportunities!
Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy
1:00-2:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring George J. Sanchez, Historian and Author
The Transborder Supply Chain: Migration, Urban Development, and Labor in the Tijuana-San Diego Metropolitan Region
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration requires)

featuring Spencer Potiker, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Global and International Studies, University of California, Irvine
Center for Ethnography Conference 2021-22
all-day | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1222

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