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Bill McCarthy and colleagues article on sex work legislation published in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science Volume 8, 255-71.

Written with Cecilia Benoit, Mikeal Jansson and Kat Kolar, this paper, "Regulating Sex Work: Heterogeneity in Legal Strategies" examines various legal strategies used to regulate the sale and purchase of sexual services. It discusses laws directed toward the control of three groups: sellers, buyers, and third parties. It focuses on three common legal strategies (full criminalization, partial decriminalization, and full decriminalization) and presents a critical assessment of each legal approach.

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Mindy Romero's Research Cited in the Sunday LA Times and Associated Press.

Mindy's recent research continues to be cited by a wide range of media sources during the election season. Recently, she released policy briefs analyzing Latino and Asian voter registration, as well as the state of youth (18-24) voter registration in California. In addition to the LA Times and AP, Mindy and her work have also been quoted in two front page Sac Bee articles, HuffPost Voces. and a variety of other newspaper, radio and television pieces. Here is a link to the full media coverage of her work....http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/projects/ccep-in-the-media

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Jane Le Skaife is the 2012-2013 recipient of the Southeast Asian Archive Anne Frank Visiting Researcher Award

The Southeast Asian Archive is a unit of the Department of Special Collections and Archives in the University of California, Irvine Libraries. It was established in 1987 to document the experiences of refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (the countries of the former Indochina) who resettled in the United States after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The archive collects materials relating to the resettlement of these refugees in the United States (and to a lesser extent, worldwide), the development and growth of Southeast Asian American communities, and the culture and history of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The archive's collection is the strongest of its kind in the U.S. Jane Le Skaife is the 2012-2013 recipient of the Southeast Asian Archive Anne Frank Visiting Researcher Award, named after the founding librarian of the archive and made possible by an anonymous donor. http://seaa.lib.uci.edu/seaa-research-award.html

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Mindy Romero's Research Receives Television and Radio Press

As Project Director of the UC Davis California Civic Engagement Project, Mindy just released the first in a series of policy briefs. The brief outlines her research on voter registration disparity for Asian and Latino populations. Although Latinos and Asians make up half of California's population, they register to vote in far smaller percentages. The voter registration gap means that these ethnic groups have proportionately less say in the electoral process compared to the general population. Read about the exiting press the research has received, including Mindy's interview on CPR's Insight. http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/projects/ccep-in-the-media

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Dina Okamoto was elected to the ASA Council, Member-at-Large.

The ASA Council is the governing body of the American Sociological Association, which is dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. With over 14,000 members, ASA encompasses sociologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, practitioners, and students. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future. The ASA Council is responsible for the formulation of policy and the general direction of the affairs of the Association.

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Vicki Smith and Brian Halpin have been awarded a UCD Center for Poverty Research Graduate Student Research Fellowship

The fellowship will support Brian's work interviewing low-wage workers for a larger study of the employability strategies of people stuck in low-wage labor markets. The research will take place in the Napa/Sonoma area.

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Vicki Smith is the 2012-13 Chair of the ASA Economic Sociology Section

The Economic Sociology Section is the 8th largest of the ASA's 52 sections. Vicki served as Chair-Elect for this position in 2011-12. She will be working with a contingent of UCD economic sociologists--both faculty and graduate students--to produce the section newsletters and organize the section round tables at the 2013 New York City meetings. UCD has a long affiliation with the subfield of economic sociology: colleagues Nicole Biggart and Fred Block were some of the movers and shakers behind the formation of this section in 2000; Biggart was also elected to chair it (2004-05).

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Robin Pleau's article shortlisted for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

Robin Pleau's article, "Gender Differences in Postretirement Employment" published in Research on Aging, was shortlisted for this yearly award. The award is given to the author(s) of the best research paper published in 2010. The finalists are selected via a rigorous process. A committee of over 35 leading scholars, from five countries, examined over 2500 articles published in 77 leading English-language journals from around the world. A three-stage process led to the final selections. No external nominations were solicited or accepted. Robin's papers and ten others were chosen for the shortlist.

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Cara Chiaraluce awarded the Cross- UC Medical Humanities Fellowship for 2012-2013

Fellows pursue individualized research projects relating to the theme of "language and de/humanization in a medical setting." During the academic year, she also will be participating in themed monthly discussion groups with multi-disciplinary scholars held at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

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