Through the Science&Society@UCI program, the Newkirk Center supports activities which study the systems of translation and utilization of information from the academic environment to the forum of public opinion and policy making; that is, to study the relationship between science and action.
In 2017-19, Science&Society@UCI provided seeds grants for the following projects:
Elizabeth Loftus, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior,
Department of Criminology, Law and Society, School of Law
"Translating Eyewitness Science to Public Policy: Evaluating the Use of Evidence Based Reforms in Police Stations and the Courts"
Presentation: November 12, 2019 with Views by Two at Room 1517 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Kristin Peterson, Anthropology
Viral & Terrorist Resilience: An Analysis of Polio Eradication in Nigeria
Presentation: Winter Quarter 2020
Kim Fortun, Anthropology
From Disaster Research to Public and Policy Engagement
Presentation: October 19, 2018
In 2019-2020, Science&Society@UCI is supporting providing fellowships to three graduate students:
Gray Abarca, Anthropology
Experts of health equity: Community health worker narratives of empowerment, inclusion and well-being in a Latino city
Michael Mahoney, English
Crisis Tendencies: Contemporary Fiction and the Political Economy of Mental Health After 1980
Nicole Stivers, Environmental Health
Intersectional investigation of NIHs policy on sex as a biological variable (SABV)
A public event featuring their work will occur in Spring Quarter 2020.