Most archaeologists have to dig in the field, but Professor Holley Moyes digs deeper than most. Her research takes her more than 400 feet into the Belize underground, where ancient Maya caves hold evidence of rituals to appease gods of fertility and rain.
Two UC Merced graduate students will continue their research into world heritage with the support of prestigious Marie Curie Fellowships.
The youngest University of California campus is now the steward of some ancient remains.
Nation-states, as we know them, have been built and rebuilt since the 18th century.
With a growing collection of artifacts and replicas, UC Merced’s anthropology teaching laboratory gives students the ability to hold history in their hands.
From the caves of Belize to laboratories in Japan, UC Merced faculty members and students are abroad conducting research this summer across the globe.
The Popol Vuh, the ancient Mayan creation myth, has permeated several classes at UC Merced this year, offering undergraduate students several ways to learn more about Mayan culture. The focus on the book will peak this week with an art show and symposium.
An innovative community-university partnership to empower San Joaquin Valley residents to analyze and communicate their most pressing challenges launches in Fresno this month.
The Participatory Action Research Resource Center (PARRC) will strengthen residents’ skills in using research to improve their lives. It will also promote research collaborations between the University of California and other higher education institutions and communities.