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April 26, 2013
Three UC Merced graduate students have been awarded research fellowships from the campus’s Resource Center for Community Engaged Scholarship (ReCCES).   The $3,000 awards will support them in conducting research this summer.   “We are proud to recognize innovative examples...
April 22, 2013
Professor Helen Neville of the University of Oregon has been named the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award, presented by the Cognitive and Information Sciences faculty at UC Merced.  Neville studies neuroplasticity — how the human brain changes with experience...
April 11, 2013
The squeals, vowel-like sounds and growls made by infants are critical to the development of human language, according a recent paper coauthored by a cognitive scientist at the University of California, Merced. The paper, published online by the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of...
April 9, 2013
 Many large state universities fail in their mission to create social mobility, instead perpetuating inequality by catering to privileged students rather than focusing on student success, according to a new book coauthored by a professor at the University of California, Merced. The book...
March 18, 2013
A pioneering American novelist and a former California Poet Laureate will be the keynote speakers at two April events being organized by graduate students and faculty in World Cultures. John Rechy has written 15 books, including 1963's "City of Night," which explored the gay hustling...
March 14, 2013
For alumnus Justin Hicks, graduate school at UC Merced was a trailblazing experience. Like many UC Merced students, Hicks was pioneering a path as he worked towards his Ph.D. in economics from 2007 to 2012. “At the time, Justin was our only graduate student in economics, so he had four...
March 13, 2013
UC Merced’s Fresno Center will be home this weekend to the 2013 International Conference on Tournaments, Contests and Relative Performance Evaluation. The conference, according to director and UC Merced Professor Theofanis "Fanis" Tsoulouhas, is the only one of its scope in the...
March 8, 2013
Nationally renowned poet David St. John will be reading at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 in UC Merced's Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, Room 355. St. John will read from his latest book, "The Auroras," which has a number of poems set in the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada...
February 27, 2013
Graduate students Kristynn Sullivan and Chris Fradkin took distinctly different routes to UC Merced. Sullivan left northern Virginia for the University of California’s newest campus after completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at University of Mary Washington. Fradkin built a...
January 22, 2013
Vadim Gassiy was in eighth grade when his mother encouraged him to leave Russia for a taste of American life, culture and education. But the small town of Niceville, Fla. proved too sharp a contrast to Gassiy’s big city lifestyle in Saint Petersburg. After one semester in 2004, Gassiy headed...

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