From academics and research to community outreach and development, the School of Social Sciences continues to engage in exciting new endeavors. To share with others our successes and accomplishments, the school and campus offer multiple resources through which to highlight newsworthy happenings.


School Communications

Social Sciences Web Site (news and events postings updated daily; feature stories updated periodically)

Social Sciences Monthly eNews (distributed monthly via email; highlights previous month’s headlines and next month’s events)

Announcements, Featured Stores, Media Advisories, and Press Releases (created and distributed as needed to highlight key happenings within school)

Social Sciences News and Events


Campus Communications

Relevant news items highlighted in the above publications may also be appropriate to announce in various campus-wide publications. Accordingly, the Communications Office submits - when appropriate - information to be included in campus wide venues. For additional information, please contact Heather Ashbach, (949) 824-1577 or



Not sure if what you’re doing is newsworthy? The following are some examples of “newsworthy news” that is commonly reported:

Major Announcements

    • Scholarship, grant, fellowship and other award announcements
    • Induction to significant society or group
    • New position (new faculty, new position with relevant publication and /or society)
    • Book publications


    • Significant study about to be released
    • Peer-reviewed work about to be published or presented
    • Expert advice on a topic of interest to the media outlet’s audience
    • Examples of atypical community service


    • Well-known speaker to hold lecture
    • School sponsored colloquia and conferences


    • Human interest stories (i.e. spotlight features)
    • New developments (new courses, new majors, etc.) 


Resources for Social Sciences Departments, Centers and Offices

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