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Professor’s Himalayan Archaeological Finds Documented on ‘NOVA’

Join UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer as he and his colleagues explore the world’s highest cave tombs, revealing new details about the lives of the people who settled the Himalaya, in the season premiere of “NOVA” on PBS.

In “Secrets of the Sky Tombs,” archaeologist Aldenderfer and fellow researchers from around the globe step back in time to learn more about the people who buried their dead in these hard-to-reach rock-cut caves.

Researchers to Discuss Strong Family Relationships in Symposium

UC Merced will host its fourth annual Symposium on the Child and Family from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28, offering a day of talks by researchers on the theme of “Strong Families: Fostering Healthy Parent-Child Relationships and Child Development.”

The symposium is designed to be of interest to individuals who work with young children or have an interest in learning more about early child development. It will consist of a series of talks by distinguished researchers and small-group discussions between researchers and attendees.

'Revolutionary Theatre' Performance to Explore Racism, Inequality

Students in the UC Merced Global Arts Studies Program will present “Voices of the Revolutionary Theatre Collective” Dec. 8 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center.

The production will explore the history of embedded racism through excerpts from the plays of Luis Valdez, Marvin X, Ben Caldwell, Ntozake Shange and other prominent authors from the Chicano and Black Arts Movements.

Researchers to Bring Global Arts to Downtown Merced

The Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) at UC Merced will present a series of lectures to connect the Merced community with the research and artistic activities taking place on campus.

Music Professor Jayson Beaster-Jones, who organized the series, will give the first talk on Sunday, Oct. 2. Each of the lectures, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center at 645 W. Main St.

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