Ethics and Sustainability
February 16, 2010
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Featuring Professor Richard Matthew, CUSA and Planning Policy & Design, UC Irvine
Book Review: Sunbelt Justice
February 22, 2010
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Featuring a panel discussion of Professor Mona Lynch's book Sunbelt Justice
Sustainability and the University
February 23, 2010
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Featuring Lisa Shaffer, Executive Director of the Sustainability Solutions Institute, UCSD
Alumni & Student Mixer
February 24, 2010
6 - 8 p.m.
Meet current students and share your career advice
February 27, 2010
4 - 9 p.m.
Street Festival and Men's Basketball Game
Business and Sustainability
March 2, 2010
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Featuring Dinker Anand, Senior Manager at Toshiba AEC and Kirwan Rockefeller, Director of Sustainability Leadership, UC Irvine Extension
Cultural Patterns in Children's Attention in Learning
March 8, 2010
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Featuring Professor Maricela Correa-Chavez, Dept. of Psychology, Clark University
The Autism Spectrum: Recent Scientific Contributions
March 11, 2010
7 - 8 p.m.
Featuring Dr. Jay Gargus, UCI School of Medicine
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A Legacy of Giving
There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of future generations.
Will the values you have today live on for the benefit of others in the future?
One way to share your values is to plan your charitable legacy.
Dancing Down the Aisle Video
to see Social Ecology student Jill Peterson's unique wedding ceremony
entrance! Jill's talents go beyond dancing, of course. She
recently received an honorable mention and stipend in UCI's Public
Impact Fellowship competition.
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The Dean & Associate Dean Ask...for Reflections on the
Past, Present, & Future
Martha Newkirk and Jenny Doh are both UCI alumnae, past presidents of
the UCI Alumni Association, and served on the UC Board of Regents
together from 1990-91. Given their long history of involvement with UC
Irvine and their shared experiences as past Regents, Interim Dean
Valerie Jenness and Associate Dean Karen Rook invited them to come visit
Social Ecology to offer their perspectives on the past, present, and
future of UC Irvine. Learn More...
Charitable Bequest to Social Ecology
Ensures Essential Educational Asset
Demonstrating her passion for the use of science to fight injustice,
Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology Elizabeth F. Loftus has
established a charitable bequest to endow a lectureship. Loftus'
generous gift will be used to realize her vision of two lectures held
annually in which renowned psychology researchers are invited to campus
to share their knowledge with graduate students and faculty. Learn More...
"The 15 Coolest
Professor Henry Pontell's class "White-Collar & Corporate Crime" was
recently ranked among "The 15 Coolest College Courses" by Rasmussen
College. The class looks at criminal activity in high-profile
professions, organizations and businesses. Case studies include such
white-collar bandits as Martha Stewart. Learn More...
Elliott Currie, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, has
received the 2009 August Vollmer Award from the American Society of
Criminology. The award was established in 1959 and recognizes research
that "has contributed to justice or to the treatment or prevention of
criminal or delinquent behavior."
Sally Dickerson, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social
Behavior, has been named one of five winners of the 2010 SAGE Young
Scholars Award from the Foundation for Social and Personality
Psychology. This award recognizes "outstanding young researchers who
have demonstrated exceptional individual achievements in social or
Ellen Greenberger, Research Professor and Professor Emerita of
Psychology and Social Behavior, has been named Edward A. Dickson Emeriti
Professor. These endowed professorships, established to honor former UC
Regent Edward A. Dickson, are awarded to retired faculty who "continue
to make significant contributions in the areas of university service,
teaching, and research."
Valerie Jenness, Interim Dean and Professor of Criminology, Law
and Society, is the recipient of the 2010 Public Understanding of
Sociology Award from the American Sociological Association. The award is
given annually for "exemplary contributions to advance the public's
understanding of sociology."
Imagining California Tomorrow:
Managing Partner for The Senators' Law Firm, former CEO of the
California Medical Association and a former California State Senator,
was the featured speaker on November 2, 2010 at UC Irvine. Sponsored by
the School of Social Ecology's Metropolitan
Futures Initiative, Dunn's presentation addressed how our
communities and the larger regional and global context are changing and
emphasized the need for visionary planning strategies.
CUSA Book Launch:
The Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA) celebrated the
release of Global Environmental Change and Human Security (MIT Press,
2009) on January 14, 2010 with a reception at the Beckman Center in
Irvine, California. The launch brought CUSA members together with
editors and authors of the volume and included a presentation by
visiting scholar and volume contributor Dr. Bishnu Upreti, who
investigates conflict management and transformation, with a particular
focus on Nepal's armed conflict.
New On The Bookshelf
Professor Luis Suarez-Villa's Technocapitalism:
A Critical Perspective on Technological Innovation and Corporatism
(Temple University Press, 2009) was published last fall and is being
translated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. This book has
been nominated for the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize in the
Just released by MIT Press, Global Environmental Change and Human
Security, examines the complex social, health, and economic
consequences of environmental change across the globe. Editors include
Richard Matthew, Associate Professor of Planning, Policy and Design
and Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs, and
Bryan McDonald, Assistant Director of the Center for Unconventional
Security Affairs. Additional contributors to the book include Victoria
Basolo, Associate Professor of Planning, Policy and Design and Heather
Goldsworthy, Ph.D. Candidate of Planning, Policy and Design.
In a Nutshell
Did you know all Social Ecology
undergraduate students are required to participate in the Field Study
Program? This first-hand community interaction gives students an
opportunity to examine social problems, evaluate the merit of classroom
ideas, and conduct naturalistic observations or investigations. On average,
925 Social Ecology students each complete at least 100 hours of community
Field Study work annually. Last year, 92,500 hours were completed,
which is equivalent to over 20 full-time positions in public-sector
agencies and 17 full-time positions in non-profit agencies. Learn More...