Peter Ditto, Department Chair and Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor's article about Bin Laden's death and the psychology of why people celebrate these events.
Elizabeth Cauffman, Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, researches adolescent development and has influenced public policy on youth offenders. Cauffman studies the connection between the maturity of judgement in adolescents and their legal accountability.
Undergraduate students Sang Xuan Do, Mahrukh Madad and Stacey Tsuboi are this year's recipients of the Dean's Award for Community Engagement. This award recognizes students who exemplify a commitment to rigorous academics and sustained community work.
Elizabeth Cauffman, Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, has been chosen as the School of Social Ecology's Honoree for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She will be honored at the annual Celebration of Teaching awards event on May 26, 2011.
Charles Jock, a junior in the Department of Planning, Policy and Design, is the fastest half-miler in UCI history. The half mile race is a grueling two lap, half-mile sprint considered track's most difficult. “Along with his speed, Charles has a brilliant desire to be the best,” says Vince O’Boyle, UCI’s track & field head coach. “His potential is just being tapped, and he’s very capable of improving and going to the next level.”
Henry Pontell, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, received the Herbert Bloch Award for his outstanding contributions to the American Society of Criminology and to the professional interests of criminology. Pontell joins Professor Ronald Huff, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Sociology, as the second UC Irvine recipient of this great honor.
Henry Pontell , Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Sociology, was quoted in a front-page article in the New York Times on April 14th regarding the lack of major prosecutions in the financial crisis. His book on the S&L crisis was cited in comparing the two debacles.
CLS Ph.D. alum Bill Black was quoted in the same piece and both CLS and the School of Social Ecology were mentioned in it as well. The article cited statistics from his research on prosecutions during the Savings and Loan Crisis and compared them to the current financial meltdown. On April 18th Professor Pontell gave the Hilliard Lecture at the University of Nevada, Reno. Last month he delivered invited lectures on corporate crime, financial fraud, and comparative criminology in the Dept. of Sociology and Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong and in the School of Law at Macau University of Science and Technology.
It's that time of year when high school seniors around the country are making choices about where to attend college. In an effort to assist prospective students to learn more about the School of Social Ecology, the School’s Office of Student Services officially launched a blog in January.
Posts ranging from faculty and student spotlights to campus resources, along with a myriad of informative resources, have been created to help students get to know more about UCI and the School of Social Ecology. Do you know a student planning to attend college? Please share our blog!
Thank you to Jim Peterson, CEO of Microsemi Corporation in Irvine, Trustee of the UCI Foundation, and member of the School of Social Ecology Dean’s Leadership Council, for his recent gift to support graduate student research.