November 2020

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Drawings aim to get out the vote

Nine faculty members featured in voting art project

As part of her project — “365 Days of Voters” — artist Deborah Aschheim has been drawing portraits of hundreds of voters and displaying them, along with the reasons they vote, on Instagram. Among her subjects are nine faculty members from the School of Social Ecology. Find out why they vote.
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Lack of sleep reduces flu shot effectiveness

Research suggests sleep plays important role in antibody responses to vaccination

Getting a flu shot? Make sure you sleep well the night before. Lack of sleep reduces vaccine effectiveness, according to a study by Sarah Pressman, professor of psychological science, and colleagues.
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A second chance

Young Adult Court graduates second and third participants

Two more young men have graduated from the Orange County Young Adult Court and had their felonies expunged from their records. “The goal of the Young Adult Court is to bridge science with practice. We need a system that’s more developmentally appropriate so that we can change people’s lives for the better,” said Elizabeth Cauffman, professor of psychological science.
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Women’s perspectives

“Women’s Perspectives on Human Security,” compiled by Richard Matthew, associate dean in the School of Social Ecology, and colleagues, explores how women face challenges related to violent conflict, climate change and poverty.
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Lessons learned

In “The Saga of Rocky Flats,” John Whiteley, professor of social ecology, examines the contaminated nuclear bomb plant and how taxpayers are paying its neighbors for depositing plutonium on their properties.
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Stokols fellow 

Alumnus Spencer Jaquay, who earned his B.A. in psychology and social behavior this year and now is pursuing his Ph.D. in social ecology, is the 2020 recipient of the Dan and Jeanne Stokols Social Ecology Graduate Fellowship Award. 
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Toward social justice

Two urban planning and public policy faculty members — María Rendón and Michael Méndez — are featured in this webinar, discussing ways to advance social justice and inclusive policies for Latinx communities. 
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Seafood for the future

Nícola Ulibarrí, assistant professor of urban planning and public policy, was a featured speaker of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s sustainable aquaculture virtual lecture series. She will take part in a live Q&A on Nov. 19. 
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The news is driving you mad. And that’s why you can’t stop devouring it.
Roxane Cohen Silver, Washington Post

A lie sent her to prison for 6 years. Her daughter never stopped fighting, and now she’s free.
National Registry of Exonerations, The Virginian-Pilot

8 Things to Do at Home Instead of Stress-Snacking
Sarah Pressman, Livestrong
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Social Media Buzz

Our most popular post on social media last month was this story about increasing voter registration and voting through a text messaging project led by Naomi Sugie, associate professor of criminology, law and society.
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