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Experts point to US role in migrants' flight

August 2014

Susan Bibler Coutin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter regarding the situation at the US border with children from the small Central American nations of Honduras, El Salvador and Gutemala, arriving by the thousands. It's not the case that these kids just arrived out of the blue," states Coutin. "There's a history that led to the creation of conditions where it wasn't safe for them to remain in their homelands, and the United States played a key role in creating those conditions."

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Get used to toilet-to-tap water, Californians told

August 2014

David Feldman, Chair and Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design, was quoted in The Guardian regarding Fountain Valley's response to California's drought- they are home to the largest water recycling plant in the world. "I think that the plant is very important to protecting the strategic reserves of water. If we did not have this groundwater basin we would have to import virtually all of our water," states Feldman.

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Newkirk Fellowship Award recipient

August 2014

Congratulations to Newkirk Fellowship award recipient Bemmy Maharramov, graduate student of Planning, Policy, and Design. Bemmy's research focuses on innovative links between “on-the-ground’ environmental stewardship and local environmental policymaking. The Newkirk Fellowship promotes appropriate and effective uses of research in the natural and social sciences to enhance the quality of human life.

Parched West is using up underground water

July 2014

Stephanie Castle, MURP '13 (Master in Urban and Regional Planning), and a team of researchers from UCI and NASA, have released a study that found more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought. "We don't know exactly how much groundwater we have left, so we don't know when we're going to run out," states Castle.

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Creek study flows to US

July 2014

David Feldman, Chair and Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design, was part of a Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) research group that traveled to Australia to observe the Water Quality Offsets Framework study. The study, led by Western Water, and involving the University of Melbourne, is assessing Jacksons Creek in the vicinity of Gisbourne, Victoria, Australia to determine the major sources of pollutants and possible remedies to reduce them. One of the objectives of the PIRE group is to determine if such remedies can be replicated here in the US.

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The Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award

July 2014

Jutta Heckhausen, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, has been selected to receive the 2014 Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 20 (Adult development and aging). This is the Division's most prestigious award, established to honor distinguished researchers who have made exceptional theoretical and empirical contributions to the psychological science of aging. Heckhausen will receive the award at the annual APA Convention in August.

Dean's Diversity Research Award

July 2014

Charis Kubrin, Associate Professor in Criminology, Law and Society and Jessica Perez, graduate student in Planning, Policy, and Design are the inaugural recipients of the Dean's Diversity Research Awards in the School of Social Ecology. The awards are given to recognize excellence in research and showcase and advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Charis Kubrin received the award in recognition of her article, "Rap on Trial," published in Race and Justice, the official journal of the American Society of Criminology, Division on People of Color and Crime. Her "rap on trial" study represents the mission of the School of Social Ecology for conducting tranformative problem-oriented research, and makes an important contribution to diversity:namely, to help promote equal protection in the adminstration of justice in the courtroom, especially as related to race and class. Jessica Perez's work focuses on strategies to expand and enhance access to services for the homeless and clearly exemplifies the goals of this award.

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