Lori Hunter and Dan Simon had a paper published this week by Population and Environment

April 23, 2021

This is an outgrowth of one of the Migration-Climate-Health workshops held through CUPC over the past several years. Abstract: Climate change and attendant weather events are global phenomena with wide-ranging implications for migration and health. We argue that while these issues are inherently interrelated, little empirical or policy attention has...


The Dakin Research Awards

April 23, 2021

The Dakin Research Awards provide funding to support ongoing research and writing related to peace, inter-cultural understanding, conflict resolution, amelioration of important social problems. This year's awards go to: Justin Vinneau Danni Lopez-Rogina Carrie Seay-Fleming


The Racial/Ethnic Inequalities Research Awards - Summer 2021

April 23, 2021

The Racial/Ethnic Inequalities Research Awards support graduate students of color as well as graduate student research on race/ethnicity. For summer 2021, we are able to fund seven exciting research projects. The award winners and their project titles are: Jose Sanchez and Jen Tostlebe : "Where colors collide: Does race moderate...

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Lori Peek nominated by President Biden to serve on the board of directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences

April 21, 2021

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Jocelyn West Awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 19, 2021

Jocelyn West was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship , which offers $34,000 per year for three years to support her research and graduate education. With this award, she will be studying the social dimensions of landslides in Puerto Rico. After 71,000 landslides were triggered by Hurricane María in 2017,...

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Melissa Villareal received the ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG)

April 15, 2021

Melissa received the ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) for her dissertation project, “Documenting the Undocumented: How Mexican Immigrants Navigate Long-Term Post-Disaster Recovery.” She was selected to receive funding in the amount of $14,157 to cover research costs related to her dissertation, including research equipment, participant incentives, and the...


Bertha Bermúdez Tapia awarded the Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

April 15, 2021

Bertha's dissertation work explores the relationship between deportation, asylum policies, and different forms of violence acting simultaneously towards asylum seekers and Mexican deportees in heightened violent border cities. Her research is an ethnographic work combining participant observation and intensive interviews on the U.S.- Mexico border, in the city of Matamoros,...

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Commencement to include in-person Grad Appreciation Days

April 13, 2021

As a part of Grad Appreciation Days students are invited to attend several in-person opportunities leading up to the virtual commencement events. These in-person events include: Gear Grab (April 20 – 22), Cross the Stage at Folsom Field (April 22 – 23, 26 – 27) and Campus Photo Opportunities (April...

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Stefanie Mollborn, Katie Mercer and Theresa Edwards-Capen Published in Sage Journals

April 12, 2021

“Everything Is Connected”: Health Lifestyles and Teenagers’ Social Distancing Behaviors in the COVID-19 Pandemic Abstract: Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic requires people to engage in new health behaviors that are public, monitored, and often contested. Parents are typically considered responsible for controlling their children’s behavior and instilling norms. We...

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Support in Times of Sorrow

April 2, 2021

Please check out this piece written by Lori Peek drawing on lessons from studying disaster-affected children and youth, which helped with navigating the classroom environment after the Boulder shootings. We hope this can be of use to you and other educators who are trying to provide support to young people...