Social Ecology

Program fosters future science, math teachers

UCI program helps meet nation’s critical need for more – and better – math and science teachers.

Writing on paper

Writing therapy not for everyone

Health benefits of expressive writing do not apply equally across all cultures, study finds.

Baby sitting at the feet of their mother next to a briefcase

Study debunks belief that maternal employment harms kids

Study shows mother’s work status is not associated with children’s achievement or behavior.

Karen Rook

All the lonely people

UC Irvine psychologist Karen Rook can trace her interest in how loneliness affects the elderly to her childhood, when she saw a much-loved, once-robust grandmother decline markedly after losing her husband. Unable to manage the family farm on her own, her grandmother moved into an apartment. After breaking her hip in a fall, she ended […]

UCI@Home graphic

What’s gobbling energy in your home?

Pilot “smart home” program shows UCI homeowners how they use energy and aims to change their habits.

Emily Troshynski

Assessing the state’s sex offender policies

Public Impact Fellowship helps doctoral student Emily Troshynski explore costs, benefits of GPS tracking.

Criminology Outreach Program leader wins values award

Criminology, law & society professor John Dombrink studies changing mores – how what’s considered a sin today can become accepted behavior tomorrow.

Point guard Jade Smith-Williams

Leading on and off the court

Senior Jade Smith-Williams, linchpin of the women’s basketball revival, looks forward to a law career.

John Dombrink and Robert Sterling with students

Vice and virtue

Amid the riot of books, papers, student exams, posters and paraphernalia in John Dombrink’s office at UC Irvine, one thing stands out: little yellow sticky notes he’s tacked onto a row of file drawers labeled “sin.” Dombrink — who once considered the priesthood before finding his true calling — specializes in sin. The professor of criminology, […]

Daniel Keady, Andrew Le, and Denise Dabu

Taking research to the community

UCI’s new Orange County Center for Community Health Research provides a framework for community-based groups to organize their own research on issues – such as childhood obesity, diabetes and poverty – that affect populations they serve.