Social Ecology

Students earn Living Our Values Award for launching UCI Global Brigades

Students earn Living Our Values Award for launching UCI Global Brigades, which aims to improve the lives of Hondurans through hands-on projects.

Justin Richland

Professor finds niche in Native American legal system

Justin Richland, associate professor of criminology, law & society, anthropology and law, knew early on that he didn’t want a typical career. He found his niche in the Native American legal system.

A crowd-surfing student

2010 a year of challenges, achievement at UCI

In the past year, UC Irvine students, staff and faculty have stepped up in the face of continuing budget challenges and fee increases with innovation, drive and talent. The result? Research breakthroughs, national honors, global outreach, sports firsts – even a Guinness world record. Here are some top 2010 stories.

Tibetan monks at the Gaden Shartse Monastery in Mundgod, India

UCI group tours India, meets Dalai Lama

Students experience Tibetan culture, meet Dalai Lama in 18-day trek through India.

Researchers gauge post-disaster resilience

UCI-led team of social scientists assesses post-disaster community resilience.

Victor Becerra

Connecting campus to the community

Living Our Values staff award winner Victor Becerra connects the campus with the community.

Doug Cheung

Student promotes compassion in medicine

UCI senior and new Dalai Lama Scholar Doug Cheung is dedicated to compassionate healing.

Salvatore R. Maddi

Finding the positive side of stress

Professor Salvatore R. Maddi has changed the way many view stress. Not only is it an unavoidable part of life, he argues, it can be good for us.

Justin Richland

Crossing cultures

Indigenous cultural artifacts share space with family photos on the walls and shelves of Justin Richland’s UC Irvine office: kachina dolls, Hopi ceremonial rattles and a skate deck made by Lakota-owned Wounded Knee Skateboards. The items reflect ancient traditions as well as ways in which Native Americans are adapting their culture to the modern era. It’s […]

John C. Hemminger new vice chancellor for research

Physical sciences dean since 2006, the renowned chemist is a ‘committed campus collaborator.’