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December 21, 2015
Before Spider-Man became Spider-Man, he was Peter Parker, an orphan living with relatives of modest means, and a bullying victim forced to cope with the murder of his uncle. Not many kids in those circumstances will develop superpowers from a bite by a radioactive spider, but a UC Merced...
December 7, 2015
UC Merced alumna Beth Hernandez-Jason and Professor Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez have teamed up to create a compilation of essays devoted to the works of author John Rechy. “The Textual Outlaw: Reading John Rechy in the 21st Century” is the first ever compilation of...
November 30, 2015
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, and with it, the beginning of the Hmong, Lao and other Southeast Asian migration from Laos and Thailand to the United States. To commemorate the anniversary and celebrate the contributions and culture the Hmong people have...
November 25, 2015
In high school, Domonique Jones knew she wanted to go to college. She also knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Raised by her single mother in Hercules, Jones was the first in her family to consider and ultimately attend college, landing at UC Merced in 2012 at the recommendation of a...
November 13, 2015
In its most positive form, deception — when used in moderation — can be critical to maintaining social relationships. The ability to recognize and use deception is considered point of demarcation in a young person’s growth and maturation.   UC Merced Professor Rose Scott, a...
November 2, 2015
Young people who are neither employed nor pursuing an education are vulnerable to mental health issues like depression and anxiety, but their commitment to finding work is surprisingly strong according a recent study coauthored by UC Merced Professor Sidra Goldman-Mellor.   Long interested...
October 28, 2015
The value of having a University of California campus in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley is that its students, staff and faculty can affect the community as much as the community affects them.   Take Richard Gomez, for example. He’s a UC Merced arts lecturer and a parent who has...
October 28, 2015
Professor Cristián Ricci won’t find himself in the classroom sharing his love of Spanish and Moroccan literature with UC Merced students this fall. That’s because he’ll be busy in his new role as director of the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) in Chile and...
October 27, 2015
The value of having a University of California campus in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley is that its students, staff and faculty can affect the community as much as the community affects them. Take Richard Gomez, for example. He’s a UC Merced arts lecturer and a parent who has seen...
October 26, 2015
Shavone Charles is combining her love of music and technology to blaze a new trail in social media.   Charles graduated from UC Merced in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Cultures, completing internships with BET Networks, Google and Twitter...

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