News

03/02/2017
It’s time for the annual celebration of one of the main missions of UC Merced, along with education and public service — research. From March 6-10, people on and off campus can get an up-close look at how UC Merced research fosters the development of students and faculty and...
Susana Ramirez and her students are working to improve public health in the region.
02/22/2017
It might come as a surprise that, in a region where agriculture is so prevalent, many people in the San Joaquin Valley cannot afford fresh, quality produce or live too far from grocery stores, farmers markets and other sources. A recent study from UC Merced public health Professor Susana...
Professor Nancy Burke is a medical anthropologist.
02/13/2017
The depth and breadth of post-diagnosis care for cancer patients often depends on the resources available to them. But a new paper in the journal PLoS One Opens a New Window.by UC Merced Professor Nancy Burke shows that care — and how effective it is — also...
Professor Rose Scott
02/08/2017
Infants as young as 20 months of age expect adults to display surprise when discovering a false belief, according to a new study from UC Merced Professor Rose Scott Opens a New Window.. Previous research suggested that children younger than 4 years old could not recognize when people...
Olga Diego in 2013 with her "Tattooed Giant" interactive exhibition in Spain. Photo by Juanma Lopez.
01/19/2017
Spanish artist Olga Diego blends the concepts of art and engineering into the magic of flight. This semester, Diego is bringing her creativity and expertise to UC Merced as the campus’s newest artist-in-residence and lecturer. Diego, known partly for her playful and often-oversized...
Rick Dale
01/13/2017
UC Merced Professor Rick DaleOpens a New Window. is a recipient of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBSOpens a New Window.) Early Career Impact Award from the Society for Computers in Psychology. Dale, a cognitive scientist in the...
Mario Sifuentez
01/11/2017
UC Merced history Professor Mario SifuentezOpens a New Window. will present a lecture, “Histories and the Graphic Novel,” at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Sifuentez will discuss how the medium of the graphic novel has shaped history and...
Mark Aldenderfer and his research team have uncovered new evidence regarding the earliest settlers of high-altitude regions.
01/05/2017
A new paper by UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer begins to settle a longstanding debate over when people began permanently occupying higher elevations of the Tibetan Plateau, and shows communities did not have to be based around agriculture and domesticated animals to be permanent...
01/03/2017
Join UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer as he and his colleagues explore the world’s highest cave tombs, revealing new details about the lives of the people who settled the Himalaya, in the season premiere of “NOVA” on PBS. In “Secrets of the Sky Tombs,”...