Teaching writing is both a science and art. As the field of education moves more toward inclusiveness and embracing diversity, however, the art and science of writing — and how to teach it — becomes more challenging.
Two new... Read More
The depth and breadth of post-diagnosis care for cancer patients often depends on the resources available to them.
But a new paper in the journal PLoS One by UC Merced Professor Nancy Burke shows that care — and how effective it is... Read More
Everyone is invited to hear UC Merced Professor Clarissa Nobile, this year’s Pellissier Distinguished Speaker, discussing biofilms.
“Microbial Films: Why are They Important? How do They Form? And What Does This Mean for You?... Read More
Infants as young as 20 months of age expect adults to display surprise when discovering a false belief, according to a new study from UC Merced Professor Rose Scott.
Previous research suggested that children younger than 4 years old could... Read More
In recent publications, Professor Vincent Tung proves that inspiration for advancements in materials science can come from anywhere — even the merging of raindrops on a windshield or the sheeting of red wine down the inside of a... Read More
Researchers at UC Merced are playing key roles in the new UC Valley Fever Research Initiative, studying how the Valley fever fungus, Coccidioides immitis, causes disease in its mammalian hosts, and identifying the genes involved in this... Read More
UC Merced is relaunching its branch of the Blum Center for Developing Economies with a focus on food security for the first two years of the faculty-led effort.
Economics Professor Kurt Schnier, with the School of Social Sciences,... Read More
The magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has named UC Merced Professor Ala Qattawi an Emerging Scholar of the Year in its first issue of 2017.
Qattawi, with the School of Engineering, is the first woman in the United States to... Read More
Kestrels are a fixture among the birds on the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve adjacent to campus.
Though they are not endangered, the small falcons’ population has declined by 60 percent in California over the past half-... Read More
Spanish artist Olga Diego blends the concepts of art and engineering into the magic of flight.
This semester, Diego is bringing her creativity and expertise to UC Merced as the campus’s newest artist-in-residence and lecturer. Diego... Read More
Social Justice Initiatives and the Office of Campus Climate will host “Talking Circles,” a space to create dialogue about inclusive opportunities at UC Merced, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20. The space is open to the campus... Read More
A new study identifies genetic changes in Native Americans that came about when Europeans settled in the Pacific Northwest and might have played a major role in why so many natives died of infectious disease.
In a new paper in Nature... Read More
UC Merced’s share of $22 million in state funds through Assembly Bill 2664 will help the campus fulfill some of its primary goals: transforming the region economically and providing people with greater opportunity.
Each of the 10 UC... Read More
UC Merced Professor Rick Dale is a recipient of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) Early Career Impact Award from the Society for Computers in Psychology.
Dale, a cognitive scientist in the... Read More
The Merced 2020 Project — UC Merced’s unprecedented, $1.3 billion campus expansion plan — has been named the “Americas P3 Deal of the Year” in Thomson Reuters’ Project Finance International (PFI) Awards... Read More
There are many labs at UC Merced where visitors can see students huddled over microscopes and petri dishes, using tweezers to extract and examine different items. But no one at UC Merced has ever seen the likes of what’s going on in... Read More
UC Merced history Professor Mario Sifuentez will present a lecture, “Histories and the Graphic Novel,” at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.
Sifuentez will discuss how the medium of the graphic... Read More
A new paper by UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer begins to settle a longstanding debate over when people began permanently occupying higher elevations of the Tibetan Plateau, and shows communities did not have to be based around... Read More
Scientists have been synthesizing lipid membranes from a variety of materials, making them as lifelike as possible to learn more about how cells work and how they can be manipulated.
UC Merced Professor Anand Subramaniam and his students... Read More
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... Read More