VISION IS A FASCINATING CONCEPT. TO A SCIENTIST, IT ENCAPSULATES A PROCESS THAT GIVES LIGHT, SHAPE, AND COLOR TO THE WORLD AROUND US. TO A STRATEGIST, IT MARKS A GOAL, A PLAN OF ACTION TOWARD AN ASPIRATIONAL FUTURE.

 

As both scientists and strategists in the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences, the meanings merge in our bold vision for a more brilliant future for the state of California, the country, and the world. A future that gives structure to scientific breakthroughs that may one day halt brain disease and communication disorders. A future that celebrates and supports the complex human diversity of our boundaryless planet. A future that sheds light on emerging conflicts affecting citizens around the globe in hopes of bringing about peaceful exchange.

Help us see it through. 

 

 

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DEAN'S MESSAGE

It’s been close to five years since we embarked on our boundaryless journey to promote the passion and purpose driving all we do – from teaching, research, and service to finding new sources of support for our many programs. Our faculty and students have been in the trenches tackling daunting global issues like brain disease and decline, emerging conflicts worldwide, and population research that aims to uncover and unravel inequality’s underpinnings. While we’ve accomplished much in our pursuit to improve the human condition, there is endless opportunity to do more.
 
With the launch of UCI’s Brilliant Future campaign, we’re taking a cue from our beautiful state as we find inspiration in the natural brilliance of our uniquely Californian canvas – one that’s emboldened generations of mold breakers to make waves, to reach higher, to step up - to do better.

Join us in our boundaryless pursuit of a more brilliant future.


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DEAN'S CHALLENGE

 
From climate legislation to technological innovation, California leads the charge in making the world a better place for all. That sentiment is echoed in our Dean’s Challenge to see things in a new way, to change perspective, to build a bold strategy for the future of the school and our complex, interconnected, rapidly changing world. To meet the challenge, we’re seeking an endowment that will name the deanship in perpetuity and provide funding and flexibility for strategic investments and new initiatives in programs, faculty, and students.

The school relies on key leaders from our community to be our ambassadors and advocates.

Help us change lives. 

 

 

 

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