Social Sciences

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.

The bitter legacy of China’s one-child policy

UC Irvine sociologist Wang Feng examines the unintended consequences of China’s 30-year-old edict, which has has produced a serious gender imbalance, a ballooning percentage of seniors and a dwindling labor force.

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.

Catherine Bolzendahl

Attitudes change toward same-sex couples

Catherine Bolzendahl, UC Irvine assistant professor of sociology, studies how Americans define family.

Chancellor’s fall message: Leadership excellence

UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake welcomes students, faculty and staff to the fall 2010 quarter with a message on leadership excellence.

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.’

Bethel Mesgana, and Jasmine Fang with the Dalai Lama

Putting her heart into holistic healthcare

UCI senior and new Dalai Lama Scholar Bethel Mesgana is dedicated to compassionate medicine.

Olive Tree Initiative branches out

UCI’s Olive Tree Initiative has sponsored its third trip to the Middle East, branched out to three other campuses and garnered national recognition.