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February 9: Winter Quarter Speaker Series: Professor Thomas Lyon
February 19: UCI Spirit Night with the Ducks
February 22: Water Security in a Changing Climate
February 25: UCI Homecoming

Report shows trend towards increased commute distances for high- and middle-wage earners

According to the latest quarterly report released by the Metropolitan Futures Initiative (MFI), data from the most recent time period available shows that the distance between where high- and middle-income jobs are located and where those workers live increased across the Southern California region. “In the broad context of Southern California, this in part means assisting with job growth in the Inland Empire, the origin of one of the largest mega-commuting flows in the U.S., or removing barriers to workforce housing development in the job destination areas,” said John Hipp, MFI Director and Professor of Criminology, Law and Society.
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Ranked #3 in the country

Online master's degree in Criminology, Law and Society

The Master of Advanced Study (MAS) degree in Criminology, Law and Society has been named the No. 3 online graduate criminal justice program in the country by U.S News and World Report. The MAS degree program was created in 2002 and it was the first online degree program in the University of California system.
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"40 Under 40"

Alumnus Michael Kent, who earned a Master of Advanced Study in Criminology, Law and Society in 2015, has made the top "40 Under 40" list by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The award recognizes 40 law enforcement professionals younger than 40 years old who exemplify leadership and commitment to their job. Kent is a lieutenant for the City of Irvine Police Department.

(Photo Credit: Matt Masin/The Orange County Register, SCNG)
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Bolstering Community Resilience

Professor Richard Matthew is on an interdisciplinary research team focused on disaster risk mitigation in Southern California, Mexico and Africa. They have developed sophisticated computer models to better understand the effects of flooding and customizing the information for residents, emergency responders, planners, businesses and civic leaders.
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Improving Juvenile Justice

The Fudge Family Foundation recently made a generous gift to support the research of Professor Elizabeth Cauffman, and The Crossroads Study. This gift will assist with the multi-site research project that is investigating the long-term impacts of formal versus informal processing of first-time juvenile offenders. The goal of this study is to create an empirical foundation for developing decision-making guidelines for juvenile justice professionals that serve the best interest of the community, the taxpayers, and delinquent youths.

Water Politics

In his latest book, Water Politics, Professor David Feldman takes an in-depth look at the issues, debates and challenges in water politics today. By using real-life examples, he illustrates how multi-faced the nature of water politics is and explains the necessity of cooperation and more equitable water management to properly address global water challenges. 
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To fight the winter blues, try a dose of nature
Paul Piff, The Wall Street Journal

Mental illness is rampant in American jails and prisons
Keramet Reiter, The Huffington Post

When our memories are both vivid and wrong
Elizabeth Loftus, The Wall Street Journal
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Irvine, CA 92697

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