Social Sciences

Barbara Dosher

Dean elected to National Academy of Sciences

Social Sciences dean and cognitive scientist is recognized for her research on attention, memory and perceptual learning.

David Neumark

Not all doom and gloom for Golden State

Study finds weather, geography, industry mix trump traditional business index measures.

Lauds & Laurels honoree studies role of ethnic clubs on campus

The prospect of better employment may be what motivates students to enroll in college, but the key to keeping them enrolled has a lot to do with peer-bonding experiences and organizational involvement, says Daisy Reyes, UC Irvine graduate student in sociology and Lauds & Laurels honoree.

2011 Lauds & Laurels recipients

Awards presented by UCI Alumni Association at May 12 ceremony.

Daisy Reyes

Helping Latino college students feel ‘at home’

The prospect of better employment may be what motivates students to enroll in college, but the key to keeping them enrolled has a lot to do with peer-bonding experiences and organizational involvement, says Daisy Reyes, UC Irvine graduate student in sociology and Lauds & Laurels honoree.

Students give others an (alternative) break

While their peers party on, some UCI students spend spring vacation working on various service projects, from planting a garden at a Native American reservation in San Diego County to putting the shine on the Golden Gate national park in San Francisco.

Dalai Lama speaks to sold-out crowd at UCI

Visit by Tibetan spiritual leader marks seventh anniversary of UCI scholarship carrying his name.

New Dalai Lama Scholar promotes religious tolerance

Armaan Rowther plans a series of events on interfaith cooperation.

Greg Hickok

Studying what happens when words fail

With renewed NIH funding, cognitive scientist Greg Hickok studies the neural origins of speech disorders.

Writing on paper

Writing therapy not for everyone

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