Researchers at the University of California, Merced, won a $5 million grant
Besides attending Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) with 1,200 other college students from around
Most people probably don’t think about food when considering how to celebrate Earth Day.
Arturo Durazo, winner of this year’s UC Merced GradSLAM! competition, has a personal connection to his research.
Last fall, UC Merced’s first peer-led recovery program — known as Bobcats for Recovery — began meeting weekly to help support undergraduate and graduate students in recovery from substance use disorders.
As the recovery group’s first coordinator, student John Dovales Flores worked to educate others and change the support culture on campus.
“When you’re doing outreach, there’s a stigma around drug use and recovery,” he said. “We are trying to change the way that we talk about addiction — in the group and across campus.”