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Prime Health
UCI to launch pre-health program with support from state of California
Multipronged training model will prepare more underrepresented undergraduates for careers in medicine

Megan Peters
Expert on: The downstate
In our latest installment of the UCI Social Sciences ExpertsON series, cognitive scientist and sleep expert Sara Mednick breaks down upstate and downstate biological rhythms and activities that improve health and well-being
EcoGovLab at Santa Ana
UCI researchers are helping City of Santa Ana address environmental injustice
Read report of stakeholder meeting held in January involving UCI EcoGovLab and AirUCI
Rocio Rosales
Rosales is named a UCI Inclusive Excellence Professor
Honor includes funding for organizing and running faculty development initiatives and mentorship activities
Sanchez Hernandez and Campos
Campos, Sanchez Hernandez earn UCI Spirit Award to study emotional consequences of social mobility
Study will track how first-generation college students bridge changing identities and provide insight to help them thrive in the university
Peter Trepp
Tech entrepreneur and thought leader Peter Trepp '88, '98 MBA takes reins as chair of the UCI School of Social Sciences Board of Councilors
Leadership efforts will build upon the board's on-going mission, vision put in motion by successful tenure of outgoing chair Larry Kugelman who has been elected a UCI trustee
The Grovers
Creating a higher level of connection
Sharlene and Neel Grover '92 help build the UCI School of Social Sciences Women of the Dean's Leadership Society
Sojoyner and Al-Bulushi
ICYMI: Thinking with W.E.B. Du Bois about Reconstruction today
In honor of Black History Month, UCI social scientists Yousuf Al-Bulushi and Damien Sojoyner offer their perspective on post-Civil War history's contemporary relevance
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.
Anita Casavantes Bradford

Opinion: Re-humanizing the research university

Anita Casavantes Bradford, Chicano/Latino studies and history, weighs in via Inside Higher Ed.
Irene Vega
Vega on use of
force at the
San Diego
Union Tribune
Angela Jenks
Jenks on
student mental
Chronicle of Higher Education
Lauren Ross
Ross on social structural explanations
London School of Economics and Political Science
Richard Arum
Arum on
Chronicle of Higher Education
Kristin Turney

Getting back together...again

In this Valentine's Day piece for SAGE Perspectives, sociologists Kristin Turney, UCI, and Sarah Halpern-Meekin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, share their research on relationship churning and some of its challenges.
Sabrina Strings
Strings on
Ms. Magazine
Bill Maurer
Maurer on
Wang Feng
Wang Feng on population in
Wall Street Journal
Eric Swanson
on recessions
Selective Learning: Why Militaries Adopt Operational Lessons but Leave Others Behind
12:30-1:45 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112 | Heidi Hardt, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Kristen Aanstoos, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
Spillover Effects of ADU Development
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 3218 | Idil Tanrisever, UC Irvine
Changemakers Speaker Series - Diversity in Syllabi: Determinants, Debates and Consequences for Graduate Students
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Hybrid (Zoom + Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517) | Heidi Hardt, Associate Professor of Political Science, UCI
The Effect of COVID Infection on Infant Health: Trends over the Course of the Pandemic
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 | Florencia Torche, Dunlevie Family Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
Party Competition in Italy 2008-22: A Spatial Analysis
12:45-1:30 p.m. | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1511 | Daniela Giannetti, Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna, Italy
Welfare for Workers and Migrants in Post-Socialism? China, Russia, Eastern/Central Europe, Former Soviet Union
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 | Dorothy Solinger, Professor Emerita, Political Science, UCI; Steve Crowley, Professor, Politics, Oberlin College; Linda Cook, Professor Emerita, Political Science, Brown University
SoCal Political Economy and Institutions Workshop
10:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1321
How to Understand the Social Construction of Race
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Tower, Room 777 | Alexander Franklin, Lecturer in Philosophy of Science, King's College London
Search Routes in Mobile Commerce
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 3218 | Elisabeth Honka, UCLA
Financial Scarring and the Failure of the Freedman's Savings Bank
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 3132 | Arthi Vellore, UC Irvine
Police Contact, Stigma and Youth Social Context
3:30-4:30 p.m. | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 5402 | Amanda Geller, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
What's the Use? Land Use Uncertainty, Real Estate Prices, and the Redevelopment Option
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Plaza B, Room 3218 | David Leather, Chapman University
Beyond the Democracy Debate: Patrimonialism as a Regime Type
5:00-6:30 p.m. | Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 | Stephen Hanson, Professor, Department of Government, William and Mary University, and Jeffrey Kopstein, Professor, Department of Political Science, UC Irvine
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