social sciences

Study reveals neural science behind great leaders

Great leaders are often great communicators. However, little is known about the neural basis of leader-follower communication. Chuansheng Chen (pictured), UCI Chancellor’s Professor of psychology & social behavior and education, is co-author of a new study exploring interpersonal neural synchronization between leaders and followers during social interactions. Chen and his colleagues found that INS was […]

Dalai Lama Scholars: Then and now

Current and former honorees discuss their service projects and subsequent accomplishments – and the award’s lasting influence.

We check in with Kathy Dong, Jasmine Fang and Armaan Rowther in advance of the Tibetan spiritual leader’s summer visit to campus.

Making the most of life

Feeling blue? Anxious? Fatigued? Dr. Roger Walsh offers ‘Eight Ways to Wellbeing’

Alumni as history-makers

In recognition of Black History Month, three UCI graduates reflect on education, careers

New UCI-based center gives researchers direct link to US census data

UC Irvine is home to the nation’s newest of 18 U.S. Census Research Data Centers. Established through a partnership between the School of Social Sciences and the U.S. Census Bureau, the campus site allows UCI researchers unprecedented local access to administrative and survey data.

Erasing violence

Allied against abuse

Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence brings together community partners, faculty from 20 UCI departments to address multifaceted issue

James Weatherall

From physics to finance

In new book, professor explores scientists’ role on Wall Street

Stacked pennies about to topple

On edge

UCI economist discusses potential impact of falling off ‘fiscal cliff’

A passion for politics

Sophomore Sanaa Khan spent much of Welcome Week signing up new voters. Her enthusiasm is evident both in and out of class.

Child sits at computer

Growing up, ‘geeking out’

Mizuko “Mimi” Ito spends a lot of time “geeking out” at her computer. She plays video games, trolls the Internet, chats, and visits social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter for hours on end. “My kids often say, ‘What’s it like to have a normal parent?’” she says with a laugh. Ito’s not going […]