Virginia Nguyen

Finding her voice

Alumna speaks out as both an educator and an advocate for AAPI and other communities affected by racism

Population distribution can greatly impact COVID-19 spread, UCI-led study finds

Contagion disparities can affect perception of risk, demand for healthcare services

Keramet Reiter, UCI associate professor of criminology, law & society and director of the Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees initiative

Higher education means lower recidivism

UCI announces plans to launch first in-prison B.A. completion program in UC system

Eric Perez, a fifth-year Chicano/Latino studies and sociology major

Vanquishing the ‘us vs. them’ mentality

Student-veteran helps at-risk teens overcome gang culture of hating ‘the other’

Fat phobia

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

UCI leads NIH-funded study of education’s effects on healthy transitions to adulthood

UCI faculty members Andrew Penner, associate professor of sociology; Emily Penner, assistant professor of education; and Paul Hanselman, assistant professor of sociology, are co-principal investigators on a study examining the relationship between education and childrens’ healthy transitions to adulthood. “This project assesses how exposure to different courses and teachers shapes students’ futures: their labor market […]

National Academy of Education names UCI sociologist Paul Hanselman a Spencer Fellow

Paul Hanselman, UCI assistant professor of sociology, has been named a 2018 National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. The honor, which includes $70,000 in grant funding and is awarded annually to 30 early-career scholars engaged in critical areas of education research, supports Hanselman’s study of conditions fostering a growth mindset in school-age students. “Recent […]

Mother’s teenage smoking habit is key risk factor for low-birth-weight baby, UCI-led study finds

Such adverse natal outcomes are linked to intergenerational health, socioeconomic disadvantages

UCI sociologist to be part of first national effort to analyze school choice approaches

Andrew Penner, UCI associate professor of sociology, will be part of the first national effort to study how different approaches to school choice, such as voucher programs and charter schools, can better serve disadvantaged students. The National Center for Research on Education Access & Choice has been established with a $10 million grant from the […]

UCI-led study links neighborhood affluence, positive birth outcomes

Mother’s social environment as well as individual risk factors influence infant health