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February 24, 2021
Two faculty members and three graduate students who are working on food systems, food security and food sustainability research have received small grants through the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) to bolster their projects. “COVID-19 has really dampened research, so we wanted to find ways to...
February 23, 2021
President Joe Biden and the Democrat-controlled Congress have started boldly with immigration. On Feb. 18, Democrats introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which would rollback many of President Donald Trump’s policies and bring comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to...
February 23, 2021
President Joe Biden and the Democrat-controlled Congress have started boldly with immigration. On Feb. 18, Democrats introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which would rollback many of President Donald Trump’s policies and bring comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to...
February 22, 2021
The question: What happens when UC Merced holds Research Week in the middle of a pandemic? The hypothesis: An annual, weeklong presentation of ground-breaking work reaches a big, new virtual audience. With the Research Week’s usual in-person seminars, tours and showcases untenable because of COVID-...
February 19, 2021
A new report from the UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity (UC PromISE) that summarizes results of a study of children of immigrants attending the University of California indicates that immigration policies have a negative effect on the students. Sociology Professor Zulema...
February 18, 2021
People tend to listen to big talkers, whether they are women or men. Still, more women prefer not to use assertive language, according to a new study by economics Professor Ketki Sheth. The study published in Management Science was conducted with fellow economist Shanthi Manian at Washington State...
February 17, 2021
When the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) began planning its first Free Speech Week a year ago, staff members couldn’t anticipate just how timely the event would be in 2021. Planning began in spring 2020 but the observation was put on hold when the COVID-19 pandemic brought in-person...
February 10, 2021
Social justice movements and conspiracy theories have become a hallmark of our time, but how do we know which inflammatory statements are legally protected and which are not? Sociology Professor Nella Van Dyke sheds light on the legal and social ramifications of free speech in this Q&A. Van...
February 8, 2021
Black History Month may feel different this February, after a year of the coronavirus and historic protests for social justice. While coming together couldn’t be more important, under current conditions few are able to gather to celebrate Black History Month and the many contributions Black people...
February 1, 2021
In a record year for applicants to the entire University of California system, UC Merced has received a total of 30,105 prospective student applications among freshman and transfer students into the university — the highest number in the campus’s history.  This comes as UC Merced hosted its largest...

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