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Welcome to the April issue of Social Science's E-News.

Upcoming Events

Building on Recent Success by Forging the Next Strategy for Iraq
Fire in the Morning: A Pictorial Exhibit of Mexican Americans in Orange County
On Statistical Estimation of Accuracy of Verdicts in Criminal Cases
Cuba: New Research Directions
The Paradoxes of Race, Law and Inequality in the United States
5th Annual Wan-Lin Kiang Lecture: In Search of China's Lost Bridges
Parents' Work Demands and Activities with Children
Anthropology, Torture & the Importance of Critique in the War on Terrorism
Politics, NGOs and Basic Services in Fragile States
The Face Veil: State Actors and Niqabis in the Netherlands
Anthropology, Torture & the Importance of Critique in the War on Terrorism
Anthropology, Torture & the Importance of Critique in the War on Terrorism

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The 'dirty Hindus'
Mathematical mysteries and gut feelings in politics
How to turn a herd on Wall St.
UCI scholar wins one of top prizes in political science
Education key to assimilation, study says
Candidate with environmental platform has oil investments
Immigration reform not a presidential must
Bad math = mad politics
At carpool's edge: Will $4 gas be the turning point?
Number of California's potential immigrant voters to swell

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Taagepera awarded $75,000 Johan Skytte Prize for work in political science

Rein Taagepera, political science professor emeritus at UC Irvine, has been awarded the Johan Skytte Prize for his analysis of the function of electoral systems in representative democracy. The Skytte Foundation, based at Uppsala University in Sweden, annually awards the prize to the scholar who has made the most valuable contribution to political science. As the 2008 award winner, Taagepera joins the company of 13 prestigious past recipients, seven of whom are past presidents of the American Political Science Association. Read On...

Greenhalgh invited to discuss China's population policy at Harvard University

Susan Greenhalgh, anthropology professor, has been selected to deliver Harvard University's 2008 Annual Edwin O. Reischauer Lecture Series April 16-18. Sponsored by the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, those selected to deliver the prestigious talks are chosen from among the most prominent scholars of East Asia - an "extremely high honor," according to anthropology department chair Bill Maurer. Read On...

Amenta awarded grant to study social movements

Edwin Amenta, a sociology professor and recently elected member of the Sociological Research Association, has received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the rise, decline and persistence of social movement organizations throughout the last century. Read On...

White named San Francisco State University's Alumnus of the Year

Joseph L. White, social science professor emeritus, has been named San Francisco State University's 2008 Alumnus of the Year. He will be honored May 24 at the university's 107th annual commencement. Read On...

Berg awarded grant to study new theory in human auditory processing

Bruce Berg, cognitive sciences professor, has received a $355,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study a possible new theory in auditory processing which could lead to advances in hearing aid technology. Using laboratory sound tests, Berg will collect data to determine whether the human auditory system is comprised of a solitary peripheral filterbank - as is currently believed - or multiple filterbanks in the processing of sound. Read On...

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Varzi to speak at London conference honoring Iranian filmmakerRoxanne Varzi, anthropology assistant professor, will be one of two featured speakers at a conference in London honoring internationally...

UCI's Mock Trial team finishes strong in national competition
Coming off their second place finish in February's regional championships, UC Irvine's senior Mock Trial team headed to St. Paul...

The Forgotten Youth
America has historically been a country of immigrants. Increasing debate over immigration policy within California and the greater United...

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