New York Times By Elaine Pagels - November 11, 2019
"Faith and Reasons: Two Authors Explore the Persistence of Religious Feeling" - Newkirk Advisory Board Member, Jack Miles
Jack Miles’s new book opens with a question: What is religion, as we know it? Having edited “The Norton Anthology of World Religions” in 2015, after decades of teaching, this Pulitzer Prize-winning author is well aware of the difficulties of finding a workable answer. Here he focuses on this: How have we, in contemporary culture, come to separate religion from what we think of as ordinary, secular life? How was that artificial separation made for the first time?
11/14/2019 - UCI School of Social Ecology
Elizabeth F. Loftus, distinguished professor of psychological science and criminology, law and society, will be awarded her eighth honorary doctorate. On the grounds of her exceptional contribution to psychological science, pioneering applications to the administration of justice and her unwavering pursuit of scientific freedom, Australian National University will bestow the Doctor of Science Honoris Causa during its commencement ceremony next fall.
10/22/2019 - UCI School of Education
The UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society awarded doctoral student Jennifer Renick a Newkirk Fellowship in Community-Based Research for the 2019-20 academic year. As part of the fellowship, Renick will work with the Orange County Environmental Justice (OCEJ) organization and its People for Environmental Justice (PEJ) program.
Barnes & Noble 7881 Edinger Avenue #110 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 : Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
Pulitzer Prize Winner Author Jack Miles (Newkirk Advisory Board Member), Book Signing Event, His Book "God In the Qur`an"
The Pulitzer Prize winner author Jack Miles will give a talk and sign his book, "God In the Qur` an"
Who is Allah? What does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacke Miles gives us a deeply probing, revelatory portrait of the world’s second largest, fastest-growing and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion. In doing so, Miles illuminates what is unique about Allah, His teachings, and His resolutely merciful temperament, and he thereby reveals that which is false, distorted, or simply absent from the popular conception of the heart of Islam.
Daily Pilot By Ben Brazil - Oct. 11, 2019
"Orange County philanthropist helped save crucial Mexican lagoon used by gray whales for breeding" - Newkirk Advisory Board Member, Anne Getty Earhart
When the last undeveloped lagoon in Mexico that was crucial for gray whale migration was threatened with a giant salt production plant, the heiress of an oil tycoon’s fortune stepped up.
Orange County-based Anne Earhart, granddaughter of famed oil magnate John Paul Getty, played an integral role in fueling conservation efforts that saved the San Ignacio Lagoon nearly 20 years ago.
8/19/19 - UCI Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
The mission of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society, established nearly 20 years ago with an endowment by Martha and James Newkirk, is to “improve science’s response to community needs and to increase the effective uses of scientific information for the benefit of society.” In support of that mission, the center offers yearlong Community Based Research (CbRI) Fellowships to UCI graduate students from all disciplines. Recently, informatics Ph.D. student Jazette Johnson learned she had been named a CbRI Fellow for the 2019-2020 year, starting Sept. 15. As a fellow, Johnson will receive $5,000 and will work with a local community partner.
Congratulations to our 2017-18 Newkirk Fellow Kimberly Duong!
Kimberly Duong received the 2019 UCI Engage Graduate Student Great Partners Award. This award honors graduate students who have initiated or participated in an exemplary community partnership through an on-campus program, organization, course, service-learning experience, or research project to address community issues or concerns.