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February 24, 2012
Born in Nebraska to a Persian mother and a father whose military duty took the family to Europe for much of her childhood, Kandice Soraya Grote grew up speaking English, German and Farsi. Upon returning to the United States, her parents... 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
February 7, 2012
Watch Full Episode on PBS. See more from Cave People of the Himalaya. Mark Aldenderfer, dean of UC Merced's School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, is featured in a National Geographic documentary about his research into an... Read More
February 6, 2012
An innovative community-university partnership to empower San Joaquin Valley residents to analyze and communicate their most pressing challenges launches in Fresno this month. The Participatory Action Research Resource Center (PARRC) will... Read More
January 10, 2012
Graduate students interested in studying at UC Merced will have one more discipline to pursue this fall. The political science group will launch its doctoral degree track within the Social and Cognitive Sciences graduate emphasis in... 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
November 16, 2011
A group of UC Merced undergraduates was one of five teams honored during an awards dinner in Washington, D.C., earlier this month for submitting a winning proposal in a marketing competition. Last spring, the students — Joselyn... Read More