Social Sciences

Gas centrifuge plant

Laser-based uranium enrichment risky

Risks of laser-based uranium enrichment outweigh rewards, says UCI economist Linda Cohen.

Daniel Wehrenfennig

Sowing the seeds of peace

Olive Tree Initiative founders, recent recipients of the Living Our Values Award, see their vision take root. The students hope to bring greater understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Port-au-Prince hours after earthquake.

From the ground up

It took scarcely 35 seconds Jan. 12 for a magnitude 7.0 earthquake to cripple Haiti, flattening its capital and killing more than 200,000 people, but it will take many years for the island nation to recover. While devastating quakes have since struck in Chile, Japan and elsewhere, Haiti’s situation is unique. Desperately poor before the […]

Kathy Rim

Telling their story

Political science graduate student Kathy Rim studies the political involvement of Asian Americans and is writing content about their contributions to American history that will be included in new textbooks.

Census forms

An inside look at the US census

Sociology professor Judith Treas consulted on the design of U.S. census forms arriving in more than 120 million mailboxes this month. Census results affect the allocation of more than $400 billion in federal funding.

UCI students show their spirit

Homecoming adds up to fun

A by-the-numbers description of UC Irvine’s homecoming festivities tells all.

Randy Black

Grant writer extraordinaire

Randy Black’s way with words has earned UCI millions in research grants and earned him a Living Our Values Award.

Mei Zhan

Chinese medicine goes global

Anthropology professor studies evolution of traditional practice among rural poor into lucrative industry embraced by Americans.

Year of discovery, growth at UCI

High points of 2009 range from the volleyball court to the operating room with demonstrations of drive and dedication by UC Irvine students, faculty and staff.

Students blowing bubbles during Commencement

Goodbye, UCI

UC Irvine seniors talk about finding a wealth of knowledge, friendship, even their life’s purpose as they prepare for graduation.