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November 17, 2014
Lorraine Sturdevant always wanted to explore other countries, but finances were always an obstacle. But winning a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship allowed her to take her first journey outside North America. She spent the... Read More
November 12, 2014
Kaiqi Hua
Graduate student Kaiqi Hua's research into pre-modern China has taken him to the canals of Hangzhou, the rocket-battered streets of Jerusalem and the East-West Center in Hawaii. Hua, a seventh-year graduate student in... Read More
November 10, 2014
Professor Nate Monroe is just one of a growing and prolific group of political science faculty members at UC Merced.
Note: This story originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of UC Merced Magazine and has been updated in the wake of the Nov. 4 elections. Read the whole issue online. In two small rooms on the University of California’s youngest... Read More
October 27, 2014
Jefferson Kuoch-Seng
Jefferson Kuoch-Seng is now the official voice for the University of California’s roughly 240,000 students — the first UC Merced student ever to serve in that role. In August, Kuoch-Seng was elected president of the University... Read More
October 20, 2014
Most UC Merced students have the desire to help shape the university — whether it’s the culture or the curriculum. Rocco Bowman was no different. Bowman is the co-founder of the Undergraduate Historical Journal and served as... Read More
October 15, 2014
Sociology at UC Merced is a prism that offers insight and perspective into what's happening in the world. Trying to understand how people mobilize under democracies or military dictatorships? Ask Professors Nella Van Dyke, Kyle Dodson... Read More
October 13, 2014
How patients perceive and talk about their illnesses can have an impact on how they recover and heal, according to a growing area of health research being furthered by UC Merced health psychology Professor Jitske Tiemensma. "It... Read More
October 8, 2014
Viola Gregg Liuzzo, a civil rights activist who was killed by the Ku Klux Klan while driving another activist home from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in March 1965, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Alice and Clifford... Read More
October 5, 2014
If you're not a student, faculty or staff member here, you don't know UC Merced. You haven't experienced the excitement of building a university from the ground up, finding strengths you didn't know you had, doing more... Read More
October 2, 2014
UC Merced is hosting a bilingualism workshop that brings together scholars from psychology, linguistics, cognitive science and education. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in the Dr. Lakireddy Auditorium with a keynote... Read More