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September 2020

• • • Science Driving Solutions • • •

HIGHLIGHTS
The pandemic experience in prison

Faculty members and graduate students raise funds for PPE

Through a new website and fundraising campaign, criminology, law and society faculty members and doctoral students are raising awareness and funds to purchase supplies to keep prisoners and prison staff safe during the pandemic.
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SoCal inequality and segregation on the rise

Metropolitan Futures Initiative report provides look at demographic and economic changes over 50 years

“Median rents and home values are rising faster in the region compared to average incomes, more evidence of the challenges of affordable housing in the region.” — John Hipp, professor of criminology, law and society and urban planning and public policy
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Research unveils inequalities in times of crisis

Michael Méndez points to disaster planning for environmental justice

“Current efforts to mitigate and adapt to disasters often exclude undocumented immigrants. In this respect, disaster interventions are ultimately political in nature – choices are being made that often disempower these communities and withhold vital government protections and resources.” — Michael Méndez, assistant professor of urban planning and public policy
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Higher education means lower recidivism

UCI launches first in-prison B.A. completion program in UC system

“Higher education reduces recidivism by enhancing people’s ability to get jobs, become tax-paying citizens and successfully reintegrate into their communities.” — Keramet Reiter, associate professor of criminology, law and society and director of the Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees initiative
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AWARDS
Lifetime achievement

Roxane “Roxy” Cohen Silver, professor of psychological science, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Trauma Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. 
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Mentorship recognition

Alyson Zalta, assistant professor of psychological science, has been named the first recipient of the School of Social Ecology's Honors Program Faculty Mentorship Award.
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Fudge Scholars

Psychological science majors Luisa Gonzalez and Zachary Simons are this year’s Fudge Scholars. Philanthropist Gary Fudge established the scholarship in 2012 to help students overcome hardships and complete their degrees.
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IN THE NEWS
How to Cope When Everything Keeps Changing
Roxane Cohen Silver, New York Times

‘Help keep a life’: Sage Hill senior Param Desagani launches podcast to spread mental health awareness
Jessica Borelli, Daily Pilot

COVID-19 Blew Up an 'Epidemic of Loneliness'
Sarah Pressman, Psychology Today

The ununited state of juvenile justice in America
Elizabeth Cauffman, Cronkite News

Why do Americans think more immigration means more crime?
Charis Kubrin, Christian Science Monitor
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Our most popular post on social media last month was this story about our new Ph.D. program in clinical psychology. Learn more about the program at an Oct. 8 information session online.
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