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Yankelovich Center Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Lane Kenworthy -Nov. 18

The Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research is pleased to invite you to its Inaugural Faculty Lecture. All UCSD faculty and guests are welcome to attend.

Lane Kenworthy, Professor of Sociology and Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought to present,

“America’s Quest for Equality of Opportunity”

Tuesday, November, 18, 2014
4:00 – 5:30 PM
(followed by a reception with light refreshments)

Social Sciences Bldg, Room 107

Abstract: Americans are strong believers in equality of opportunity. For most of the country’s history we have moved steadily, if slowly, toward that goal, and we continue to make progress on gender and race. But family background is a different story. Americans growing up in less advantaged homes have far less opportunity than their counterparts from better-off families, and this opportunity gap hasn’t narrowed in the past generation. If anything, it may have widened. Why has this happened? How can we do better?

Questions or for more information, please contact:
Diana Enriquez-Almaguer
(858) 534-6073 / ssdean@ucsd.edu


Professor Bud Mehan honored as remarkable leader by USD

Bud PixProfessor Bud Mehan is being honored as a remarkable leader in education by the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

Remarkable Leaders in Education honors legendary contributions to the field of education made by individuals from San Diego and Imperial Counties. Nominations may be submitted for leaders who, through their role as administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, volunteers, advocates, or community leaders, have made a significant impact on education in our community. Their leadership has demonstrated a commitment to initiate positive change to K-12 or higher education in San Diego or Imperial Counties.


Prof Skrentny published in Time Magazine

Check out Professor John Skrentny’s article published in Time Magazine:


Angela Garcia’s article accepted by International Migration Review

Congratulations to Angela Garcia, whose article co-authored with Assistant Prof. of Political Science Tom Wong has been accepted by International Migration Review.

“Does Where I Live Affect Whether I Apply? The Contextual Determinants of Applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)” is the first published study of what determines who applies for the DACA program, which provides temporary visas for certain classes of unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.

Prof. Blair-Loy appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Equity

Professor Mary Blair-Loy has been appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Equity. This position will provide dynamic and innovative academic leadership in achieving and sustaining faculty diversity and equity, as well as the creation of a positive climate for campus faculty. Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Mission:

At the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, we work to ensure that our campus community is one of equal opportunity, where mutual respect and cross-cultural collaboration is fostered and open dialogue is encouraged.

UC San Diego has many resources that support the recruitment and retention of historically underserved populations, deepen understanding and challenge misconceptions surrounding diversity, and develop proactive leaders who advocate for inclusion.