Almost 50 years ago, the School of Social Sciences founders had a vision to bring together
scholars whose different approaches—from quantitative to qualitative, formal to interpretative—would
tackle fundamental research questions and pressing social problems.
You represent the realization of that vision.
Today, the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences is forging connections to computer science, engineering, the arts and the humanities. Interdisciplinary links to law, medicine and environmental science help researchers and policy makers understand the social, cultural and psychological factors impacting regulation and policy adoption, health and human behavior. UC Irvine social scientists are out in the world exploring how human and environmental interaction impact climate, energy and ecology. Through programs like Global Connect, the Olive Tree Initiative, and Mock Trial, social science students have made a contribution, paying it forward for the next generation of students.
As an alumnus of the School of Social Sciences, you are a member of an elite network of individuals who make a difference every day in boardrooms, classrooms and law offices around the world.
I hope you’ll take a moment to check out what we’ve been doing since your days as a student here and find out more about our new priorities and ways you can connect with current Anteaters.
Dean, School of Social Sciences
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- Business Outlook Breakfast
- Lunar New Year
UCI leads NIH-funded study of education's effects on healthy transitions to adulthood
September 18, 2018
Sociologists Andrew Penner and Paul Hanselman and education assistant professor Emily Penner co-principals on five-year, $3.5 million project
Technology designed with disability in mind
September 18, 2018
UCI anthropologist Tom Boellstorff has traveled both the virtual and physical worlds to learn how persons with disabilities use and need technology, making stops along the way to advocate for the importance of funding social sciences research