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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,”...
12/07/2016
The following message from Chancellor Dorothy Leland was sent to the campus community today, Dec. 7: Dear UC Merced Campus Community,   It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that I write today to inform you that graduate student Jennifer Mendiola has been confirmed as one of...
11/28/2016
Every French fry, gnocchi, tater tot and order of hash browns humans have eaten in the past 5,000 years can be traced back to one place in the world — northwestern Bolivia and southern Peru. A paper by UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer and Assistant Project Scientist...
11/23/2016
Imagine being able to explore the newly discovered hidden chambers in the Great Pyramid of Giza or microstructures within the human brain, to work on big-data projects with CERN or participate with performers in Australia — all without ever leaving Merced. It’s now possible to...
11/17/2016
During this year’s Giving Tuesday — an international day of giving held each year on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving — UC Merced will honor Professor Will Shadish with a new graduate student fellowship fund. On Nov. 29, donors can direct their gifts to the Will...
10/20/2016
Four UC Merced graduate students got a rare opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships between the campus and the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) this summer. The students — Danielle Bermudez, Maria Mora, Rodolfo Rodriguez and Alejandro Zermeño —...
10/12/2016
UC Merced will honor Anita HillOpens a New Window. as the 10th recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance in an Oct. 24 ceremony at the Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the...
09/29/2016
The Global Arts Studies ProgramOpens a New Window. (GASP) at UC Merced will present a series of lectures to connect the Merced community with the research and artistic activities taking place on campus. Music Professor Jayson Beaster-Jones, who organized the series, will give the...

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