News from our Newkirk Fellows

Congratulations to David Liu (Newkirk Fellow 2017-18). He will receive a 2018 Graduate Student of the Future award at this year’s
UCI ENGAGE Celebration of Community Engagement.



Kimberly Duong (Newkirk Fellow 2017-18) will present, “Fighting Drought One Lawn at a Time” on May 17, 2018 at the Anteater test kitchen.  Her talk will be followed by a food demonstration.  Learn more and RSVP



Pernilla Johansson (Newkirk Fellow 2016-17) will defend her dissertation, “To hear you must appear :Examining the emotional invisibility cloak of internationals in peace building” on  Monday, May 7, 2018. Learn more

National Registry of Exonerations releases reports – “Exonerations in 2017” and “Exonerations in the United States Before 1989”

The National Registry of Exonerations,a project of the UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society, University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law,  has released its annual report entitled “Exonerations in 2017″, as well as a report on”Exonerations in the United States before 1989.”

Exonerations in 2017
Exonerations in the United States before 1989

4/19/18- ‘Homelessness in Orange County’, A Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Series event

Homelessness in Orange County: The Demographics, Causes, Costs and Solutions

April 19, 2018/ 7-9 PM
Location: Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering




7:00 pm – Welcoming Remarks

  • Judith Stepan-Norris, Vice Provost, Academic Planning, UC Irvine
  • Nancy Gardner, Orange County River Park

7:05 pm – Introduction to Cost Study

  • Carla Vargas, O.C. United Way

7:10 pm – The Characteristics, Causes and Costs of Homelessness in Orange County

  • David A. Snow and Rachel Goldberg, Department of Sociology, UC Irvine

7:35 pm – Housing Alternatives and Solutions

  • Helen Cameron, Jamboree Housing
  • Margie Wakeham, Families Forward
  • Kathi Bowman, WISEPlace

7:50 pm – The Politics and Impacts of Homelessness

  • Richard Matthew, Associate Dean, Social Ecology & Director-Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, UC Irvine
  • Noberto Santana, Jr., Voice of O.C.

8:10 pm – The View from Newport Beach and Beyond

  • Councilman Jeff Herdman, City of Newport Beach
  • Officer Tony Yim, City of Newport Beach Police Department
  • Mayor Don Wagner, City of Irvine

8:35– United to End Homelessness Initiative

  • Carla Vargas, O.C. United Way

8:45 pm Questions and Answers

9:00 pm – Reception

Click here for printable program