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Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year traditions, old and new
UCI welcomes back its annual celebration in-person this year on Jan. 17 - rain or shine.

Learn more about the celebration’s origins and fun opportunities for the whole family to enjoy!

Megan Peters
Networking for the next generation of neuroscientists
UCI cognitive scientist Megan Peters co-leads Neuromatch Academy, a multinational summer school that engages, educates those with a passion for computational neuroscience and deep learning
Tony Smith
Jan. 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Charles Anthony Smith, UCI political science professor and coauthor of Sex Trafficking and Human Rights: The Status of Women and State Responses, offers perspective on a critical global issue
Mayer and Sundara
UC linguists receive grant from NSF to study infant language acquisition
Four-year funding will support experimental work and computational modeling by Connor Mayer, UCI language science, and Megha Sundara, UCLA linguistics
Krichmar and Hwu
Neurorobotics: Connecting the Brain, Body and Environment
New book by UCI cognitive sciences researchers Jeffrey Krichmar and Tiffany Hwu explores intelligent autonomous systems grounded in biology and neuroscience
Kayla Atkinson
UCI pathfinder
Senior psychology and sociology major Kayla Atkinson aims to break barriers and uplift others through mental health advocacy
Andre Ngo
When it clicks
How UCI undergrad Andre Ngo fell in love with global and international studies, political science, and research
soc sci
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.
Sabrina Strings

Rethinking body image

Sabrina Strings, sociology, weighs in on Nike's "Trained: Body and Mind" Podcast.
Jack Liebersohn
Liebersohn on remote work,
Business Insider
Wang Feng
Wang Feng on COVID protests in China
US News & World
Louis DeSipio
DeSipio on citizenship
New York Times
Samar Al-Bulushi
Al-Bulushi on Africa summit
Democracy Now
Kelley Fong

Opinion: Trans families in Texas are right: DFPS investigations inflict trauma

Kelley Fong, sociology, explains in this op-ed for The Dallas Morning News.
David Meyer
Meyer on protests
Smithsonian Magazine
Bill Maurer
Maurer on tech stocks
Markets Insider
Andrew Penner
Penner on gender pay gap
David Neumark
on minimum wage
Wall Street Journal
Excess Mortality in U.S. Prisons During the COVID-19 Pandemic
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 Science | featuring Naomi F. Sugie, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, UCI | Kristin Turney, Dean's Professor, Department of Sociology, UCI | Keramet Reiter, Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Adverse Life Events and and Intergenerational Transfers
2:00-3:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132 | featuring Jessamyn Schaler, Claremont McKenna College
CBDC: A Bridge to Inclusion or a Deeper Digital Divide?
7:00-8:00 a.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)
Lunar New Year 2023
11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. | Barclay Theatre

UCI's multicultural celebration is filled with rich traditions such as the red envelope, a colorful parade with an animated dragon and prancing lions maneuvering their way through the flurry of excited spectators. The stage comes to life through musical performances filled with colorful costumes, while guests make wishes for hope, health and happiness at the wishing tree. The festival comes to an end with a wondrous nighttime lightshow, as a nod to the traditional firecrackers, celebrating the coming of the New Year.
Mismatch in Local Labor Markets: How Demand Shocks to Different Occupations Affect Less- or More-Educated Workers in Diverse Local Labor Markets
2:00-3:30 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132 | featuring Tim Bartik, Upjohn Institute
Revisiting Retirement and Social Security Claiming Decisions
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 3218 | Kathleen McKiernan, Vanderbilt University
Advertising and the Rise of Product Varieties
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132 | featuring Salome Baslandze, The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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