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March 19, 2012
Peter Balakian, an award-winning author and a leading voice of Armenian Genocide recognition, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance. The University of... Read More
February 29, 2012
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... Read More
February 15, 2012
Diaries belonging to a Civil War soldier who witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln have been digitized and published by UC Merced's Kolligian Library. Henry O. Nightingale was an abolitionist and Union soldier. His... Read More
January 3, 2012
Dunya Ramicova's costume designs have enchanted audiences for decades, but some of her biggest fans now sit in UC Merced classrooms. Ramicova, the university's first arts professor and one of its founding faculty members, also is... Read More
December 9, 2011
Government, for better or worse, hasn't changed all that much in two millennia. China's government 2,000 years ago confronted the same kinds of problems as their modern counterparts — making decisions that are limited by... Read More
December 5, 2011
As the Occupy social movement sweeps across the nation, UC Merced students, faculty and staff have planned a teach-in on campus from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in an effort to assist the campus community to better understand the... Read More
December 2, 2011
UC Merced can add another first to its list — dedicated space for an art gallery. The UC Merced Art Gallery is in the northeast corner of the Social Science and Management Building, which opened this semester. The room was designed... Read More
September 8, 2011
The Whiffenpoofs, Yale University's world-famous a cappella singing group, will make history when it performs this fall at the University of California, Merced. It will be the group's first visit to the San Joaquin Valley, and their first... Read More
June 2, 2011
Studying ancient remains, exploring caves, publishing books, leading workshops and presenting papers are just a handful of the things that will keep faculty busy this summer in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. Though... Read More
May 6, 2011
Dulcemaria Anaya once vowed to represent her UC Merced class as the student speaker at commencement. Anaya, a world history major from Merced, was an incoming freshman when she made the promise to her mother and herself. Over the... Read More

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