Arts and Culture

An exhibit of Nicandro's works, along with the new piece of art, will be on display from Oct. 10 through mid-November.Arts UC Merced Presents will bring internationally renowned artist Gronk Nicandro to the San Joaquin...
Patricia Leslie is the first in her family to attend college. And the UC Merced senior is making the most of it, both on campus and beyond.
Eitaro Ishigaki is among the artists who will be studied by Professor ShiPu Wang. Photo courtesy of the SmithsonianFor the past several years, art history Professor ShiPu Wang has been on a detective mission to find...
Five words from one of American history’s most famous speeches inspired Dalton Rogers to contribute to society. He was called to public service in high school when he read President John F. Kennedy’s call to action — "...
For Helen Dahman, college was always more marathon than sprint. Now 73, Dahman was just out of high school when she took her first college classes. But she wasn’t ready then and instead entered the workforce, married...
"Perplexed," by Nereyda Martinez can be seen in the UC Merced Art Gallery. UC Merced artists will showcase their talent during the campus’s annual Bobcat Art Show, which starts its month-long run Monday in...
The center is bringing Yale University Professor James Scott to campus for its first "Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities."The UC Merced Center for the Humanities has turned the world upside down.
TaNayiah Bryels didn’t get the lead role of Mary in her first-grade Christmas pageant, but it did spark a lifelong interest in theater.
Two UC Merced graduate students will continue their research into world heritage with the support of prestigious Marie Curie Fellowships.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a Grammy-award-winning singing troupe, brings its blend of vocal harmonies to Merced as part of Arts UC Merced Presents spring event lineup.I 
The International Conference on the Black Arts Movement and Legacies will be held on March 1 and 2 on campus.  Scholarly panels, poetry, art, theatre presentations and workshops on a wide variety of topics from the...
Employing photography, UC Merced literature instructor Ray Winter looks at the enduring presence of hunger and homelessness in the Central Valley. The photos are by Cynthia Chapman.An exhibit coordinated by a UC Merced...
The band performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct.4 at the Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre. Tickets range from 5 to $35 and can be purchased online.Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its swinging sound to downtown Merced this fall...
Last month, writing lecturer John Bultena (left) traveled to San Diego Comic Con to moderate a panel featuring J.H. Williams III, a prominent illustrator and writer.In John Bultena’s writing classes, students often...
Not everyone can go out into the Sierra Nevada and experience snowpack research or wildlife conservation firsthand. That’s why Robin Milford, access services librarian and exhibits coordinator for the UC Merced library...
Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean research at UC Merced comes to a halt. Just the opposite. This summer, professors and students at all levels are conducting a variety of research projects on campus, off campus...
Professor Robin DeLugan's "Reimagining National Belonging" examines 21st century nation-building in a global context.Nation-states, as we know them, have been built and rebuilt since the 18th century.
Professor Kathleen Hull and undergraduate students examine tools from UC Merced's anthropology teaching laboratory.With a growing collection of artifacts and replicas, UC Merced's anthropology teaching laboratory gives...
  Alumnus Justin Duckham serves as a senior Washington correspondent with Talk Radio News Service.As a founding student at UC Merced, Justin Duckham, ’09, trudged up the hill every day for classes. Now, he spends...
Kelly McNeil decided to enter the art show with her piece "Missionary to the Mole: Emily Dickinson" after taking two classes last semester.UC Merced artists are sharing their best work this semester in the...