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Wan receives nuclear security predoctoral fellowship from Harvard University’s Belfer Center

Wilfred Wan, political science graduate student, is the recipient of a 2011-2012 Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellowship, awarded by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.  He is spending the academic year in Cambridge, Massachusetts working with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom pursuing research on the evolution of nuclear weapons prolifer


Event to explore ‘Women, War & Peace’

Academy Award winner Geena Davis, documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney, and UC Irvine associate professor of anthropology and film & media studies Roxanne Varzi will mark the Southern California debut of “Women, War & Peace” with a panel discussion and preview Thursday, Oct. 13, of the bold, five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain.


Clothes make the man and his race, study shows

If Mark Twain was right, and clothes really do make the man, do they also make his race? According to new research from UCI sociologist Andrew Penner, it would appear so. 


UCI-directed documentary on Bracero Program to air on PBS stations nationwide

Since its premiere at UC Irvine in May 2010, “The Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program,” has received positive reviews at film festivals and screenings worldwide, earning the Cinelatino Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival in 2010 and the Best Educational Film Award at the Amsterdam Film Festival in 2011. 


College-educated undocumented young adults face same narrow range of jobs as their parents

Parents who move to the United States without legal status generally seek better opportunities for their young children. Their kids grow up Americanized: speaking English, attending public school, going to the prom and dreaming about what they want to do when they grow up.


UCI sociologist provides a sobering rejoinder to China's red revival

July 1 marked the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, an occasion which China celebrated with Mao-inspired pageantry as major cities staged musicals and rallies attended by thousands dressed in red.


Sociologist Jennifer Lee takes part in D.C. discussion on immigration, intermarriage and multiracial identification

On June 13, authors, political scientists and sociologists – including UCI’s Jennifer Lee – gathered for a conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues that divide and unite Americans. Hosted by the Center for Social Cohesion, the topics debated included immigration, poverty, and race. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made opening remarks.


Economics alumnus Boris Wong is a 2011 Fulbright International winner

Boris Wong, ‘11, quantitative economics and mathematics, has been named a 2011 Fulbright grant winner. 

Sponsored by the State Department, Fulbright is the largest international exchange program in the U.S.


Two social sciences graduate students receive Phi Beta Kappa Alumni International honors

Two social sciences graduate students have been named 2011 Phi Beta Kappa Alumni International Scholars:

  • Harry (Hyung Ju) Hong, economics graduate student from the Republic of Korea,
  • Shunan Zhang, psychology (cognitive sciences) graduate student from the People's Republic of China

The honor, awarded to graduate students engaged in their final year of study, includes a $1,500 scholarship. 


Sereseres is UCI's 2011 Professor of the Year

Ask any UCI social sciences alumnus to list his or her most influential professors, and odds are that Caesar Sereseres’ name will be near the top.

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