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May 18, 2016
When UC Merced Professor Mario SifuentezOpens a New Window. was a graduate student, he didn’t have to look far to find a subject to research — members of his family had been migrant workers in Oregon for many years, but he could find very few texts documenting how such workers...
May 11, 2016
Thousands of Merced County schoolchildren will be introduced to the wonders of opera this month during the latest entry in the long-running Children’s Opera series at UC Merced. Co-produced by UC Merced lecturer and singer Jenni Samuelson andKatie Steele Brokaw, assistant...
May 10, 2016
So-called “helicopter parents” — those who hover over their children even into and through their college years — are often criticized for creating overly sheltered, unprepared young adults who boomerang back home. In her new book, “Parenting to a Degree: How...
May 5, 2016
Parents who reciprocate their children’s negative emotions are less likely to find satisfying resolutions to conflict, according to new research from the University of California, Merced. In a study published online today (May 5) in the journal Emotion, a team led by UC Merced Professor...
May 3, 2016
Anita Hill’s public testimony during the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991 raised national awareness of sexual harassment and led to many changes in workplace laws and practices to protect both women and men from harassment. At a ceremony...
April 20, 2016
Parents, caregivers and community members in the Merced area have a new resource for information about childhood development and disorders. The UC Merced Alliance for Child and Family Health and Development, in downtown Merced, is a place where people can make connections, find resources...
April 12, 2016
A single mother in Guatemala works at a factory owned by a U.S. company, but doesn’t make enough money to support her family. She immigrates to the U.S. and finds a low-paying job with no benefits and no unemployment insurance, and when she gets injured, her son has to find a job. But...
April 8, 2016
UC Merced lecturer Carol Sipan became concerned with the social stigma of HIV in some developing countries after a 2009 trip to Burundi, where she and a colleague from Tanzania were training pastors and church leaders on what they and their congregations could do to reduce HIV and its impact in...
April 7, 2016
Cloth remains found in the Samdzong tomb complex in Nepal by UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer suggest the village might have been part of the long-distance trade network of the Silk Road. Textile and dye analyses of the cloth — the results of which were published recently in...
April 5, 2016
Home-based interventions that teach parents to engage children in playful interactive learning activities can close the cognitive development gap between disadvantaged children and higher-resource peers, according to a new study led by UC Merced Professor Jan Wallander. The study, ...

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