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.