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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
October 1, 2014
Gronk Nicandro
Arts UC Merced Presents will bring internationally renowned artist Gronk Nicandro to the San Joaquin Valley to emphasize the role art plays in people's lives, foster artists’ collaborations and give the public a chance to watch... Read More
September 16, 2014
Shy in high school, Rachel Fang didn’t want to follow the same pattern as a UC Merced student. “I decided that I was going to change,” Fang said. “I wanted to be more outspoken.” Fang found the confidence,... Read More
September 10, 2014
UC Merced researchers will develop a virtual center to support parents and caregivers, as well as health and other professionals in detecting and treating Merced County children with developmental disorders, work made possible by a grant... Read More
June 16, 2014
There’s a tendency for researchers to only study leftist movements, but a new book co-edited by UC Merced sociology Professor Nella Van Dyke analyzes the Tea Party movement. “We need to understand them, too. They have different dynamics... Read More