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.
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
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
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
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.