Society & Community

Fat phobia

New book by UCI sociologist explores the religious and racial origins of society’s obsession with thinness

Carol Booth Olson, UCI professor of education

UCI receives record $441 million in research funding for fiscal 2018-19

22 percent more than last year, the total reflects strong support for campus mission

Paula Smith is named director of UCI intercollegiate athletics

Longtime administrator has unmatched history of supporting school’s student-athletes

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UCI Podcast: Special esports episode available

A new episode of the UCI Podcast is available for listening. The guests are Mark Deppe, director of UCI Esports, and Avi Behar, a player on UCI’s five-member League of Legends team. The Anteaters are preparing to defend their title as national collegiate LoL champions in a tournament starting Friday, May 24, at Riot Games’ […]

Assistant professor gets grant to crowdsource an online mental health intervention platform

Stephen Schueller, assistant professor of psychological science, has been awarded a three-year, $680,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop and evaluate a crowdsourced anxiety and depression intervention platform. Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining input from large numbers of people via the internet. The project will increase understanding of various problems […]

UCI to defend its title as the top school for sustainability in Cool Campus Challenge

During April, UCI will battle other University of California institutions in the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge, a contest to see which location can do the most to reduce its carbon footprint and spread the word about the importance of going carbon neutral. The systemwide competition motivates campus communities to support the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, […]

Education professor honored for contributions to public policy, practice in child development

Deborah Lowe Vandell, UCI professor of education, has been named the winner of the Society for Research in Child Development’s 2019 award for distinguished contributions to public policy and practice in child development. Recognized for her decades-long career dedicated to helping policymakers and program developers come to evidence-based decisions about how early caregiving, particularly by […]

UCI ecologist co-authors UN Environment report on impact of plastics on coral reefs

The global fight against ocean plastic pollution will come into sharp focus at the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly this month in Nairobi, Kenya, with Joleah Lamb, assistant professor of ecology & evolutionary biology at UCI, making a key contribution. Lamb, who studies how diseases affect coral reefs, is co-author of a […]

Child poverty could be cut in half with proposals by UCI-led national panel

Committee provides a menu of work-oriented and income support programs

Carol Booth Olson

UCI gets $5 million to establish first national R&D center on improving writing skills

Focus will be on identifying best teaching practices in middle, high school classrooms