August 2022

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$10.1 million grant expands OC Young Adult Court

Funds provide more extensive wraparound services for participants

The Orange County Health Care Agency has awarded UCI a $10.1 million Mental Health Services Act Innovation grant to expand the study of the Orange County Young Adult Court, pioneered in part by Elizabeth Cauffman, professor of psychological science, education and law.
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How to combat human trafficking

‘Movements are always led by small groups’ 

“We’ve got money and resources like we’ve never had before. We just need a focus in applying it. When we do that, I think we’re going to see a big change,” former U.S. Ambassador John Cotton Richmond told a group of anti-human trafficking advocates, scholars and philanthropists at an event organized by UCI’s Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation. 
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Addressing activism 

Professor Kubrin discusses racial justice research 

“Looking back on the research I’ve done over the years, I guess I’ve always had a passion for myth-busting when public perception and empirical reality don’t align.” — Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society
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Meet Susan Turner 

Susan Turner has retired as a flautist with UCI’s Symphony Orchestra and “semi-retired” as a professor of criminology, law and society. But, she will continue teaching as well as serving as director of the Center for Evidence-Based Corrections. That's music to our ears.
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Road to redemption 

Ginny Oshiro spent time in lockup as a teen. Reentry programs helped her get a Cal State Fullerton undergrad degree and currently pursue a UCI Ph.D. in criminology, law and society. Her study focus? Programs helping the incarcerated reenter society.
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The eighth degree

Elizabeth Loftus, distinguished professor of psychological science and criminology, law and society, has been awarded her eighth honorary doctorate, this one from Australian National University.
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New DUE associate dean named

Sarah Pressman, professor of psychological science, has been appointed Division of Undergraduate Education associate dean of student success.
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Nicholls is new UPPP chair

Walter Nicholls, professor of urban planning and public policy, has been appointed to serve as his department’s new chair.
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Owens is new CLS chair

Emily Owens, professor of criminology, law and society has been appointed to serve as her department’s new chair. 
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Yim is interim PS chair

Ilona Yim, professor of psychological science, has been appointed interim chair of her department. She will serve for this academic year. 
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‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Would Help LA’s Hardest Hit Climate Communities
Michael MéndezLAist
Water Week: Access to clean drinking water
Maura AllaireNPR
Even journalists are avoiding bad news. How do we change media?
Roxane Cohen-SilverKCRW
Solitary confinement is shrouded in secrecy and open to abuse. Why does California allow it? 
Keramet Reiter, Los Angeles Times
UCI receives $10.1 million grant to expand Young Adult Court study 
Elizabeth CauffmanPhilanthropy News Digest
Should Costa Mesa tweak measure that some say has squashed new development? 
Nick MarantzOrange County Register
Talking to Kids About Social Class Helps Shape Their Views—Here's What To Say
Paul PiffParents
How can we cope with collective trauma?
Roxane Cohen-SilverThe Jerusalem Post
For wrongfully convicted Black men, exoneration can be just as traumatizing as prison
National Registry of Exonerations, NBC News
UC Irvine Graduate Takes Viral Photos 
Jaylen Davis, KNBC
People Exposed To Repeated Hurricanes Has Been Linked To Increased Mental Problems, Research Says 
Roxane Cohen Silver, Nature World News
What The Startling Low Water Levels In Lake Mead Mean For LA
Nicola UlibarriLAist
Elizabeth Loftus. “El Me Too parece haber olvidado algunos ideales democráticos”
Elizabeth LoftusEl País
Can Desalination Be a Solution for Drought in SoCal?
David L. Feldman, KCET
‘A window into the body’
Seeing Hurricanes – Even Just Through the Media – Can Impact Your Mental Health
Roxane Cohen SilverSciTechDaily
When a parent’s mental health struggle affects their kids 
Jessica BorelliThe Washington Post
How the Upwardly Mobile Feel About Wealth
Hyunjin KooPaul PiffThe Wall Street Journal
Why does love feel magical? It’s an evolutionary advantage
Benjamin KaveladzeOliver SngThe Conversation
To solve the water crisis, companies are increasingly turning to AI
David FeldmanFortune
‘What makes Eastern unique?’: EWU’s new president aims to find out, in light of enrollment slump
Shari McMahanThe Spokesman-Review
Americans born rich are more sympathetic toward the poor than those who became rich
Hyunjin KooBig Think
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