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Inside Higher Ed Article Cites Amy Binder’s Book

An Inside Higher Ed article, “Professors and Politics: What the Research Says“, cites sociologist Amy Binders 2012 book “Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives”  in a response to the accusation by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that liberal professors forces their views on students.

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Mary Walshok of Sociology Featured in The SD Union-Tribune Article

A Union-Tribune story “UCSD Opening Permanent Downtown Outpost” on the new campus building to open in East Village at Park and Market – the “Innovative Cultural and Education Hub”– includes Keith Pezzoli of Communication and Urban Studies and Planning, Mary Walshok of Extension and Sociology, and Political Science alumnus Christopher Yanov.

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David FitzGerald Cited in Xinhuanet Feature

David FitzGerald, of Sociology and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, is cited in the Xinhuanet (China) feature titiled “Residents Along U.S.-Mexico Border Shrug Off Trump’s Wall Plan.” FitzGerald also spoke with Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan) on sanctuary city policies.

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Isaac Martin’s Research Cited in Article About Population Declines

Research by Isaac Martin of the UCSD Sociology Department is cited in the Article “What Drives Population Declines in Some States” featured on Watertown Daily Times. His Research shows that the burden of property taxes prompts some people to move but mostly when coupled with a drop in income.

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John Skrentny Writes Article for The Hill

In his new article “Trump Will Lose America like Pete Wilson Lost California” for The Hill, sociologist John Skrentny, co-director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, says that the processes that turned California blue will occur throughout the rest of the United States. Skrentny went on air with KPCC’s Take Two to discuss his prediction. He was also featured in WalletHub’s recent debate on the U.S.-Mexico wall and in a National Geographic story about the surprising ways science survives travel bans and gag orders.

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John Evans of Sociology Featured in KPBS Article

A new article titled “San Diego Lab Creates Partially Human Pig Embryos” featured sociology professor John Evans for its coverage on a new study out of the Salk Institute. KPBS reached out to Social Sciences Associate Dean John Evans who said ethical concerns could be raised if cross-species mixing were taken many steps further, but this study didn’t cross the line.

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Isaac Martin’s Study Featured on The Atlantic’s CityLab

The risk of displacement falls largely on renters, writes Richard Florida in the Atlantic’s CityLab, covering a recent study by Isaac Martin of the UCSD Department of Sociology. The Study titled “Gentrification, Propert Tax Limitation, and Displacement” was published on Urban Affairs Review and is now covered in the CityLab article titled “Gentrified has Virtually No Effect on Homeowners.”

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John Skrentny Apeared on WBUR’s “Here and Now”

UCSD Sociologist John Skrentny, co-director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, discussed what the United States could learn about immigration by looking at other nations in the piece titled “How The U.S. Immigration System Compares to Japan, Canada and The U.K.

Read the article on WBUR’s “Here and Now”

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David FitzGerald’s Future of Immigration Reform Discussion

David FitzGerald of the UCSD Sociology Department and Tom Wong of the UCSD Political Science Department join moderator David Lake of the Political Science Department in The Future of Immigration American Academy of Arts and Sciences discussion at the UC San Diego Faculty Club.

The talk begins at 5 p.m.

RSVP to cmcdermott@amacad.org.

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Professor FitzGerald Featured in The Desert Sun Article

David FitzGerald, of  the UCSD Sociology Department, was featured in an a The Desert Sun article titled “California border town mayor says Trump plan will hurt local economy.” In the piece, he gives an analytical look at immigration and crime rates, saying immigrants are not more likely to commit crime.

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