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Peri Imparts Benefits of Immigration
By Ashley Serpa – What positive effects do migrants have on the U.S. economy? On November 13, 2017, in a lecture hosted by the UC Davis School of Law, Professor of Economics Giovanni Peri attempted to cut through the misinformation and stereotypes plaguing the current immigration debate.
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Young Assesses Anger Inspired by Mexican Cartels [Video]
On November 2, 2017, Assistant Professor of Political Science Lauren Young presented a talk entitled "Anger and Support for Punitive Justice in Mexico's Drug War". Watch the video here.
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Jones-Rogers Illuminates Enslaved Wet Nurses
By Ashley Serpa – In the antebellum era, wet nursing by enslaved women was a niche skilled-labor market. In her talk on November 8, 2017, sponsored by the History Colloquium and the DHI Women and Gender in the World research cluster, Stephanie Jones-Rogers exposed the neglected story of enslaved wet-nurse labor and the role white women played in sustaining the practice.
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Nelson Tests the Reconciliatory Power of DNA
By Ashley Serpa – Can DNA help African Americans reconstruct the past? Can genetic ancestry testing offer a path to personal and political reconciliation? Alondra Nelson addressed such questions at the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies program’s annual Feminist Seminar, held on November 1, 2017. Nelson’s talk was entitled “The Social Life of DNA: Racial Reconciliation and Institutional Morality.”
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FBI Agent Warns of Cyber Threats Faced by Researchers
By Ashley Serpa – Universities are the birthplaces of valuable intellectual property. This makes them a target for foreign entities, cautioned FBI Special Agent Nick Shenkin in his October 26, 2017 talk entitled "Counterintelligence: Economic Espionage, Theft of Trade Secrets, and Cyber Intrusions."
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Vazire Wins Prize for Open Social Science
Simine Vazire, associate professor of psychology, has won a Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science, in the Leaders in Education category. The award recognizes her efforts to advance reproducibility, openness and credibility in the social sciences—through the courses she teaches at UC Davis and by co-founding the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science.
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Perez Investigates Intergenerational Mobility [Video]
On October 19, 2017, Assistant Professor of Economics Santiago Pérez presented a lecture entitled "Intergenerational Mobility Across Three Continents: Were the Americas Exceptional?" Watch the video here.
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Historians Tackle Our Tumultuous Present
By Ashley Serpa - How can history help us to understand the current political landscape and its heated debates about social justice? On October 18, 2017, seven UC Davis historians shed light on how looking to the past can—and must—inform our present and our future.
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Kearney Drills Down on Fracking and Marriage
By Ashley Serpa – Regions experiencing a decrease in economic opportunity for men typically also see a decrease in marriage rates. So why didn’t the fracking boom lead to more marriages in places like Appalachia? On October 5, 2017, in a lecture entitled "Male Earnings, Marriageable Men, and Non-Marital Fertility: Evidence from the Fracking Boom," Melissa Kearney investigated.
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Social Scientists Named UC President's Research Fellows
By Nicholas Garcia - Associate Professor of History Lisa Materson and Associate Professor of Anthropology Suzana Sawyer have been named UC President's Faculty Research Fellows in the Humanities, which will allow them to devote the 2017-18 academic year to working on their compelling research.
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