July 2022

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Congratulations Class of 2022!

More than 1,300 Social Ecology students graduate this year

Thousands of friends and family members of the Class of 2022 enthusiastically cheered at four commencement ceremonies in June, celebrating the school’s 1,354 undergraduate and graduate students completing degrees this year. “If there’s one constant that ties together all the drama we’ve endured, it’s something you have studied, practiced and are now ready to spark: change,” commencement keynote speaker Gustavo Arellano told the graduates.
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Ready to reenter society

Students graduate from pair of innovative programs 

While countless students nationwide recently took part in traditional graduation ceremonies with full pomp and circumstance, a couple of Orange County events quietly marked the achievements of a few young graduates who completed a pair of innovative programs — Road to Reentry and Young Adult Court — designed by UCI. 
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‘A window into the body’

IISBR researchers champion the use of spit in diagnostics

The so-called “diagnostic fluid of the future,” saliva is loaded with DNA, enzymes, hormones, immune system markers and other substances that make it a minimally invasive alternative biospecimen to blood for a dizzying array of medical, nonmedical and even commercial uses. But, expertise is required to decipher biomarkers and that’s where UCI’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research comes in.
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Irvine residents have shorter commutes

MFI report looks at the city’s housing, commuting and amenities

In its third of three reports on the city of Irvine’s 50th anniversary, Metropolitan Futures Initiative researchers find that the city's residents have shorter commutes and more parkland than residents in the rest of Orange County.
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Not for sale

In their new book, Gentrification, Displacement, and Alternative Futures, Rodolfo Torres, emeritus professor of urban planning and public policy, and three of his former students examine the impacts of gentrification on marginalized communities. “Our contributors were out there, on the ground. They know, they felt it, they lived it. That’s why we wrote this book,” Torres says.
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Securing the environment

The Routledge Handbook on Environmental Security provides a comprehensive overview of the field of environmental security. Edited by Richard Matthew, professor of urban planning and public policy, and colleagues, the book details how environmental factors affect human security and contribute to the onset and continuation of violent conflict worldwide.
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LIFTED awarded $1.8 million

The state of California has allocated $1.8 million to expand Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees, the first in-prison UC system B.A. program, directed by Keramet Reiter, professor of criminology, law & society.
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Double honors for Borelli

Jessica Borelli, associate professor of psychological science, is the 2022 recipient of two American Psychological Association awards for her distinguished contributions to family and citizen psychology.
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Jenness feted for mentorship 

Valerie Jenness, Distinguished Professor of criminology, law & society, wins Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Crime, Law and Deviance and its Section on the Sociology of Law.
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Silver to receive most prestigious UCI faculty award 

Roxane Cohen Silver, Distinguished Professor of psychological science, has been named the 2022-23 recipient of UCI's Distinguished Senior Faculty Award for Research. 
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O’Connor writes winning paper 

Sara O’Connor, urban and environmental planning and policy Ph.D. student, has won the Etel Solingen Award for Outstanding Paper in International Relations, which recognizes her work on transitioning states.
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A Month of Shootings, One on Top of Another
Charis E. KubrinThe New York Times
UC Irvine receives $1.8 million from state to fund pilot B.A. program for incarcerated students
Keramet ReiterDaily Pilot
Study Proves Adverse Psychological Impact of Repeated Hurricane 
Roxane Cohen Silver, Rebecca ThompsonNews18
Persevering through pandemic hardships, two members of the class of 2022 earn their diplomas
Andrew NormanLos Angeles Times
Latinos Lead Efforts Against Climate Change
Michael MéndezBELatina
We're All Coping With So Many Collective Traumas At Work Right Now
Roxane Cohen SilverHuffPost
Wild Rivers water park reopening in Irvine amid SoCal drought
David FeldmanKCBS
UCI Study Shows No link Between Affordable Housing And Crime Increase, Property Value Reduction
Livable Cities Lab, John Hipp, Emily Owens and George TitaDana Point Times
During drought conditions, some wonder: Is it wise to open a water park?
David FeldmanThe Orange County Register
Latino activism leads in grassroot efforts on climate change
Michael Méndez, Associated Press
California vineyard laborers wanted wildfire safety. Then came a shadowy counter-movement
Michael Méndez, The Guardian 
How to Save Water: 11 Tips for Reducing Water Consumption
David Feldman, Reader’s Digest
New UC Irvine study finds affordable housing increases property value and lowers crime
George Tita, KABC
Why It’s So Hard To Talk About Decarbonizing Food, And Especially Meat
Michael Méndez, Forbes
Opinion: Edtech Should Be More Evidence-Driven
CERES, EdSurge
LA Crime Targeting Rich Shifts Mayor Race to Billionaire Caruso
Charis Kubrin, Bloomberg City Lab
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