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October 23, 2012
In an election year, as people are being machine-gunned with millions of dollars’ worth of political messages from all sorts of sources, it might be re-assuring (or distressing) to discover that even the more subtle aspects of language use can actually make a make a powerful and priceless...
October 8, 2012
At 33, Nick Navarrette isn’t the average UC Merced student. He’s not even the average transfer student. Then again, Navarrette has never been “average,” nor does he pretend to be. Maybe that’s why adversity doesn’t seem to faze him. The former UC Merced police...
September 26, 2012
From burps to babbling, cognitive science Professor Anne S. Warlaumont studies how children develop their ability to verbally communicate in the first year of their lives. "I've always been interested in the origin of complex human behavior," Warlaumont said, "and communication...
August 31, 2012
With the help of a $2 million gift, UC Merced's humanities center will support scholars in conducting interdisciplinary research, engaging the public and addressing issues critical to the San Joaquin Valley and California. In keeping with developing an innovative 21st century learning...
August 27, 2012
Sociology major Patricia Paredes didn’t grow up in the best neighborhood or have the easiest childhood. But she overcame those hardships to graduate from a San Jose high school and enroll at the University of California’s newest campus. Now, Paredes is sharing her story of...
August 6, 2012
Catalina Hernandez, UC Merced's first Human Rights Center fellow, is spending this summer exploring how women decide to seek help from a midwife for childbirth instead of an obstetrician. A proponent of midwifery, Hernandez said allowing women to choose their maternity care is a human-rights...
July 3, 2012
Cognitive science Professor Teenie Matlock has been named the McClatchy Chair in Communications at the University of California, Merced. Matlock’s appointment marks the first time the UC’s newest campus has filled the McClatchy Chair. The McClatchy Company donated funds to create the...
June 6, 2012
An academic focus on the Central Valley region’s historically African-American communities brought Michael Eissinger to UC Merced. He decided the UC’s newest campus was the best place to pursue his doctorate in world cultures. The university was geographically convenient for Eissinger...
May 23, 2012
Fidel Cervantes found the right fit for his university education 25 miles down the road from home. A native of Delhi in north Merced County, Cervantes selected UC Merced when he made his college choice two years ago. “It was a logical option,” Cervantes said. “I would get a UC...
May 21, 2012
  Graduate student Alexandra Paxton finds opinionated students, puts them in a room together and tells them to argue about a hot-button issue. Then she records what happens. Paxton, who is earning her doctoral degree in cognitive science, studies interpersonal synchrony — the...

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