Congratulations to the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, which is currently ranked #5 in criminology graduate programs in the the 2012 Best Grad Schools edition of U.S News and World Report. This annual report ranks graduate programs based on national reputation and the quality of students and faculty.
Dan Stokols, Chancellor's Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Planning, Policy & Design, has teamed up with Professor David Kirby on the "Smart Home" research project, that aims to reduce energy consumption by informing consumers about their energy usage.
Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, received the 2010 Scientific Freedom & Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science at its 177th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The association honored Loftus for "the profound impact that her pioneering research on human memory has had on the administration of justice in the United States and abroad."
The Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award is presented annually by American Association for the Advancement of Science to honor individual scientists and engineers or organizations for exemplary actions that help foster scientific freedom and responsibility. The award recognizes outstanding efforts to protect the public's health, safety or welfare; to focus public attention on potential impacts of science and technology; to establish new precedents in carrying out social responsibilities; or to defend the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.
Where can victims of domestic violence go for help? Students in Professor Raymond Novaco's class "Violence and Society" had an opportunity to learn beyond their classroom walls and hear personal experiences of victims and the options that exist for victims in Orange County.
KUCI's Ask A Leader program will interview David Wienrich and Alec Kimmel, graduate students from the Department Planning, Policy, and Design and members of Transit Advocates of UCI, about their work on providing UCI students and the broader community with greater access to and away from the UCI campus.