Nov. 8, 2023
UCI Digest
historic Tustin blimp hangar fire is seen from the UCI campus
Yesterday’s historic Tustin blimp hangar fire is seen from the UCI campus. (Photo: Ian Parker)


UCI-led study finds ethnicity, race and social class predict family interdependence

Belinda Campos
Should family – immediate and/or extended – be involved in your important life decisions? How you answer that question may be informed in part by your ethnicity, race and social class. A new UCI-led study finds cultural context, shaped by ethnicity, race and socioeconomic status, is linked to how people think family relationships should function. When Belinda Campos (above), a professor and chair of Chicano/Latino studies and director of the Culture, Relationships and Health Lab, and her research team tested cultural heritage and socioeconomic status together, they found that foreign-born Latino Americans, African Americans, lower income European Americans and lower income U.S.-born Latino Americans were more likely to feel that families should be close, mutually obligated to one another, and involve each other in important decisions. Their findings have been published in the Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology journal.

Feds funds UCI project to improve climate science learning in high schools

(from left) Symone Gyles; Brett Sanders; Rosella Santagata; Sara Ludovise; and Hosun Kang
The National Science Foundation has awarded an interdisciplinary team from UCI a three-year, $1.6 million grant for a project titled “Fostering Systems Thinking in High School Environmental Engineering Through Engagement of Coastal Communities.” The UCI team will develop an inclusive curriculum, collaborate with diverse communities and come up with creative solutions to climate change challenges. UCI faculty and community partners involved include (above, from left) Symone Gyles, assistant professor of education; Brett Sanders, professor of civil and environmental engineering; Rosella Santagata, professor of education; Sara Ludovise of the Orange County Department of Education; Hosun Kang, associate professor of education; and Jennifer Long, education and outreach coordinator for UCI’s Center for Environmental Biology (not pictured).

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