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Don Hoffman, cognitive sciences professor, on perception and reality via @TheAtlantic http://ow.ly/4n7AJy
A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.
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Socsci grad student affairs director creates culture that genuinely supports student success http://ow.ly/4n4ze2
For the past 28 years, John Sommerhauser, '77, has been the calm, steady hand behind the scenes of two of UCI's largest graduate programs – engineering and social sciences. But had you asked the anteater alum 39 years ago if he saw himself in a career with his alma mater, he might have laughed.
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Upcoming soc sci commencement speaker encourages new grads to push past their comfort zones http://ow.ly/4mUptb
When asked what the takeaway from her upcoming commencement address will be, Aliza Asad has a simple yet profound answer. “Take comfort in discomfort,” she says. “It's an important step to using your perspective and identity to create some sort of meaningful impact on someone.” ...
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Jeff Kopstein, poli sci prof, on issues facing the EU and and its future, courtesy of TVO http://ow.ly/4mJNpo
The Agenda discusses issues now facing the European Union.
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Fifty years ago, William Pereira designed the original campus of UC Irvine. Beginning on Monday, April 18, 2016, a symposium and accompanying suite of exhibits - including work by social sciences alumnus Larry Tenney, '83 L A R R Y T E N N EY - will examine the history of UCI’s master plan and the city of Irvine in relation to American modernism, higher education and early 1960s Utopianism. The aim is to define Pereira’s legacy and influence on contemporary developments in campus architecture and urbanism. “California Modern, Irvine Style” is the fifth in a wide-ranging series of symposia sponsored by UCI as part of the university’s 50th anniversary celebration. All events are located in the UCI Student Center.
More about the conference: http://bit.ly/23valHs
More photos from Larry's collection: https://www.flickr.com/photos/larrytenney/albums/72157656504503030
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Chicano/Latino studies prof teams up with mentors to host conference on gender, migration http://ow.ly/10D0KN
When Laura Enriquez was a grad student at UCLA, she began working in a burgeoning field of interdisciplinary research: gender and migration. “It's an area that's really been understudied,” says Enriquez. “Scholars started to fill in the gaps in the 80s by looking at the experiences of women ...
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Get a sneak peek at our April enews before it hits inboxes later today http://ow.ly/108QDH
featured. Against the grain. Poli sci alumna works against the odds - and the advice of others - to forge a successful career in journalism. Tiara Chiaramonte, poli sci '10, has always had strong opinions. The UCI graduate, who now spends her days (and often nights) creating video content and ...
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Neumark on age discrimination, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times http://ow.ly/4n7wNy
An aging population, coupled with low employment rates among Americans older than 62, poses severe challenges to the long-term sustainability of Social Security. Numerous reforms have been proposed to extend their working lives, including raising the retirement age. Such reforms may be unlikely to gain traction — not because people are so eager to retire, but because age discrimination sharply limits job opportunities.
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The 8th U.S. AMB to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, ’85, exercises diplomacy skills born at UCI http://ow.ly/4mXGpK
When Geoffrey Pyatt, '85, arrived in Kiev in August 2013, he soon found himself at the epicenter of one of the world's most dangerous conflicts since the Cold War. Ukraine's president, Viktor Yanukovych, was ousted seven months into Pyatt's term amidst a series of violent protests sparked by the ...
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"Harriet Tubman was one of my personal favorites: she embodies an inspirational story about how we can all take risks and stand up for the expansion of freedom and democracy, and is an uncontestable figure from a key historical period in the making of our nation." - Bill Maurer, UCI anthropology professor and social sciences dean, on Treasury announcement of Tubman as new face of U.S. $20

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Ms. Tubman, who ferried thousands of slaves to freedom, will be just one among multiple depictions of women and civil rights leaders on new currency designs.
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Mimi Ito, anthro prof, on gamers and learning in The New York Times Nytimes and MSN MSN http://ow.ly/4mJMBZ
How a clunky Swedish computer game is teaching millions of children to master the digital world.
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Treas named UCI Chancellor’s Professor http://ow.ly/10hUFz
Judith Treas, sociology professor and Center for Demographic and Social Analysis director, has been named a UCI Chancellor's Professor. Granted for a five-year term, the distinguished title recognizes those on campus who have demonstrated unusual academic merit and who continue notable ...
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