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October 8, 2015
On Monday, UC Merced’s Center for the Humanities and Merritt Writing Program, in association with Project Big Top, will present a staged reading of “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project. Curtain is at 8 p.m. at Vault Works in downtown Merced....
October 8, 2015
In a decades-long career, UC Merced Professor Dunya Ramicova has designed thousands of memorable costumes for stage and screen. Soon, her renderings of those costumes will be available in the digital world and on display at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. Both will...
October 5, 2015
Current and prospective graduate students have new degree options at UC Merced, which recently received approval from the UC system and the WASC Senior College and University Commission for both master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology. Sociology students at UC...
September 28, 2015
Today's SSHA School Assembly gave faculty, lecturers and staff the opportunity to hear a "state of the school" address from Interim Dean Jeffrey Gilger. Jill Robbins will step in as the dean on Jan. 1. She was appointed over the summer after Mark Aldenderfer resigned to focus on his...
September 23, 2015
Open any newspaper — or news website — and you’re likely to see at least one article about California’s water crisis. From climate change to wildfires to groundwater to El Niño, there’s no shortage of water-related conversations. There’s also no shortage of...
September 10, 2015
Chinese people who have overly rosy views of socioeconomic conditions in the western world tend to have more negative views of their own government — but when their misconceptions of foreign countries are corrected, their opinions about the Chinese government improve. Such is one...
September 8, 2015
Banning smoking in the workplace and increasing taxes on cigarettes have discouraged teens and young adults from taking up smoking, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Merced.  The study, published today (Sept. 8) in JAMA Pediatrics, used data from the...
August 19, 2015
With the 2016 presidential race already in full swing, political science graduate student Kayla Canelo’s research is particularly timely.  This spring and summer, Canelo designed and carried out a study that examines the effects of scandal on the public perception of political figures....
July 28, 2015
Jill Robbins has been named dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSHA) at the University of California, Merced, the university announced today. She will begin serving full time in that capacity on Jan. 1, 2016. Robbins joins UC Merced after more than 20 years...
July 15, 2015
Like their colleagues in science and engineering, researchers in UC Merced’s School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts are keeping busy this summer with a wide variety of projects.   Among them:   • Sociology Professors Tanya Golash-Boza and Zulema Valdez are working...

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