Social Sciences

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.
Southern California Edison has been selected as this year’s recipient of the UC Merced School of Engineering Vanguard Margin of Excellence Award. “Southern California Energy’s partnership with UC Merced has created...
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.
Students Jamie Sweet and Vanessa Estavillo have much more in common than a love of UC Merced, a legacy of leadership and being members of the Class of 2014.
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 — "...
UC Merced Professor Eric Walle is part of a growing psychology group that includes experts with in health, quantitative and developmental psychology and affiliated faculty in public health and cognitive science.Infants...
Economists like Whalley want to know what kind of additional benefits universities create — the spillover effects of the new knowledge and discoveries.A $1 increase in university spending generates an 89 cent increase...
Two UC Merced graduate students will continue their research into world heritage with the support of prestigious Marie Curie Fellowships.
Former U.S. Undersecretary for the Department of Energy Kristina Johnson and Superior Court Judge Paul Lo will address the Class of 2014 .  The University of California, Merced, has selected CEO of Enduring...
Professor Nathan Monroe produced a study that shows UC Merced political science professors are frequently publishing with top journals and presses.UC Merced political science professors publish in leading journals and...
Emmanuel Villanueva, a junior from Fresno, is one of the four students in the Minority Access to Research Careers program.A dozen UC Merced undergraduates will gain an edge in their journey toward a career in...
Alumna Hillary Brown is headed to the University of Glasgow in Scotland for a year-long, master’s-level program in brain sciences.With UC Merced in her hometown, Hillary Brown had an easy commute to her college campus.
Columbian mammoths grew to be up to 13 feet tall and weigh 10 tons, according to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. They roamed North America between 100,000 and 13,000 years ago.The youngest University of...
41 UC Merced undergraduates participate in sponsored research programs.   
Senior Alexandra Hamilton is spending her fall semester, which began this month, studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.UC Merced senior Alexandra Hamilton is spending five months at the University of...
Tony Belmontes and Kenneth Gibbs and alumnus Seena Zandipour (not pictured) have used their UC Merced education improve cycling safety and expand the overall experience.Three entrepreneurs with UC Merced roots are...
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.
Armanti Hardesty will pursue his teaching credential at Fresno Pacific University, a path that was aided by the campus's CalTeach/UC Science and Math Initiative.Armanti Hardesty is ready to join the next generation of...