Most people probably don’t think about food when considering how to celebrate Earth Day.
UC Merced will host its third annual Symposium on the Child and Family on April 30, offering hours of talks by researchers on the theme of “The Developing Child in a Developing World.”
The symposium has grown throughout its three years, said co-organizer and Professor Jeff Gilger, and this year is no exception. Gilger said the topics that will be presented should be of particular interest to parents and educators throughout the region.
Many UC Merced faculty members will be speaking about their research, including:
UC Merced Professor Arturo Arias, recently named one of the campus’s first John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chairs, has established a new lecture series to further critical race issues and ethnic knowledge of Mesoamerican and Latin American peoples.
Carlos Castillo-Chavez has had, by all accounts, an extraordinarily successful academic career.
He began as an immigrant from Mexico City and wound up researching and teaching at Cornell University for 18 years before moving to Arizona State University in 2004 — with multiple awards and honors in between.
But he didn’t do it alone.
The Victory Over Violence (VOV) exhibit is on display through April 1 in the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, Room 355, to help raise awareness of the need to overcome violence.
An increased gift from longtime campus partner Wells Fargo is allowing more engineering students at the University of California, Merced, to focus on solutions to problems related to water, energy and food.
Wells Fargo awarded its Clean Technology and Innovation Grant to the UC Merced School of Engineering’s senior Innovation Design Clinic (IDC). The $125,000 gift — $25,000 more than last year — supports IDC’s efforts to develop, design and create engineering solutions addressing the critical water, energy, food (WEF) nexus.
UC Merced’s Pride Week kicks off March 28.