Growing through exploring

June 2014

Breanna Eastman, an undergraduate student in Psychology and Social Behavior, is an Elliott Family Foundation Scholar and the recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Distinction. The Elliott Family Foundation Scholarship provides financial assitance to students transferring from local community colleges. She was selected for the scholarship for her global community efforts, strong academics and compassion for humanity.

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Living Our Values Award

May 2014

Paul Jesilow, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, and Andy Nguyen Le, Senior in Criminology, Law and Society, are recipients of the 2014 Living Our Values Award. The Living Our Values Award honors UC Irvine faculty, staff and students whose actions best embody the university’s values of respect, intellectual curiosity, integrity, commitment, empathy, appreciation and fun.

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Distinguished Fellows discuss urban planning in the 21st century

May 2014

Community members, faculty and students gathered at the UC Irvine University Club on April 30, 2014 for "Urban Planning as an Engaged Enterprise in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities" featuring the Department of Planning, Policy and Design's Distinguished Fellows. The 2013-14 PPD Distinguished Fellow Inaugural Class includes: Laura Alchuleta, Rob Elliott, Emile Haddad, Curt Pringle and Gaddi Vasquez. They each shared their viewpoints on the urban planning challenges of the 21st century and took engaging questions from the audience. Proceeds from the event supported the Department of Planning, Policy and Design's Ray Watson Fellowship Fund.

Pictured Right: Laura Alchuleta, Rob Elliott, Emile Haddad and Curt Pringle

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Adjusting juvenile justice

May 2014

Elizabeth Cauffman, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior and Director of the Center for Psychology and Law, is one of the country's leading scholars on juvenile crime and justice. Her findings influenced the U.S. Supreme Court decision to abolish the juvenile death penalty, as well as the judgment that limits life-without-parole sentences for those under 18. As part of a team, Cauffman is currently studying what stops some juveniles from committing crimes and why others maintain a life of crime.

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Photo credit: Hoang Xuan Pham/UC Irvine


Coutin receives Russell Sage Foundation award

April 2014

Susan Coutin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, has received an award from the Russell Sage Foundation, in support of the project entitled "Navigating Liminal Legalities Along Pathways to Citizenship: Immigration Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions." Coutin is collaborating with other UC Irvine professors, including Jennifer Chacon, Stephen Lee, and Sameer Ashar.


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