Date of Publishing :
August 17, 2022
Message from Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Gregg Camfield: It is with a heavy heart I share with you that our beloved colleague, Assistant Professor of History Romina Ruvalcaba, died on August 7 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Romina was acclaimed by her colleagues and students as brilliant, compassionate, and fierce in her approaches to scholarship, teaching, activism, and collegiality. Our hearts are broken to see such a shining light go out in the universe. Romina joined UC Merced in Fall 2018 as a historian of twentieth century Mexico. She impressed us immediately, and we knew from the opening moments of her interviews that she would have a profound impact on our students, our department, and our community.