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June 27, 2011
The opening of a major urban rail system in Taiwan caused a meaningful reduction in air pollution, according to a forthcoming study by two professors at the University of California, Merced. "Despite the importance of the transportation... Read More
June 17, 2011
Ann Hinesley-Perez's original academic plans didn't involve law school — or even UC Merced. Hinesley-Perez was born and raised in Merced, but with UC Merced still in development, she left town in 2003 to pursue a... Read More
June 13, 2011
Self-identified social smokers are less likely to try to quit and to avoid smoking for more than a month, according to a national study in the American Journal of Public Health conducted by professors at the University of California,... Read More
June 2, 2011
Studying ancient remains, exploring caves, publishing books, leading workshops and presenting papers are just a handful of the things that will keep faculty busy this summer in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. Though... Read More
May 11, 2011
Before he ever set foot in a classroom, graduating senior Orisa Santiago Morrice learned at the feet of a great teacher. His grandmother cared for him during his preschool years in Santa Cruz. "She managed, as a true teacher... Read More
March 4, 2011
UC Merced Professor Rose Scott studies how young children begin to understand the social world and all its complexities. It happens sooner than most would think. Babies who are three months old can begin to show they understand... Read More
February 11, 2011
Political science professors at UC Merced, on average publish papers in leading journals and books with top university presses at the fastest rate in the system. According to a study produced last fall by political science... Read More
January 7, 2011
Josh Franco ('07) is exactly where he planned to be. Every step leading to his current job as a senior legislative assistant for U.S. Congressman John Garamendi has been carefully taken by Franco with his gifts for connecting with... Read More
December 16, 2010
Using cutting-edge scanners and computers, UC Merced archaeology Professor Maurizio Forteis able to reconstruct the past in 3-D. Forte, along with graduate and undergraduate researchers, spent summer 2010 in Çatalhöyük, an ancient... Read More