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April 25, 2019
The number of people being deported from the United States is at a historic high and one UC Merced professor is on the ground-level, meeting with family members of those affected to better understand the traumatic consequences of deportation. Sociology Professor Tanya Golash-Boza conducted a study...
April 24, 2019
The recipients of this year’s Distinguished Faculty and Lecturer Awards come from various disciplines but all have one thing in common: They have a record of excellence that can’t be ignored. The awards, presented by UC Merced’s Academic Senate, recognize faculty members for their outstanding work...
April 24, 2019
Graduate student Vicky Espinoza shared the plight of some San Joaquin Valley families with a wide audience this spring in her role as a Next Generation delegate to this year’s Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Food Security Symposium, entitled “From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a...
April 22, 2019
It’s before dawn on a Saturday morning in mid-May — not a time anyone would expect the UC Merced campus to be busy. But it is. This is Spring Commencement, and there is much work to do. Parking and transportation staff are placing signage and temporary fencing. In the kitchens, dozens of dining and...
April 17, 2019
Success under the most intense pressure has always come naturally for Margaret “Margie” Dingeldein. A water polo standout at Merced High School, Dingeldein helped the U.S. win a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens in 2004. Thriving in a high-stress environment didn’t end when she left the...
April 17, 2019
In what world are Shakespeare and hip-hop related? Ask Devon Glover. Glover is The Sonnet Man, a Shakespeare-loving rapper who sets The Bard’s famous sonnets to hip-hop instrumentals. Using iambic pentameter to his advantage, Glover turns 16th century English writings into 21st century educational...
April 16, 2019
UC Merced’s Graduate Division will host its Grad Slam competition on April 18 with graduate scholars presenting on topics ranging from Valley Fever immune response and antibiotic resistance to computer vision and mathematical methods for thermal collection. This year’s competition started in March...
April 15, 2019
UC Merced is a research institution and while groundbreaking work is done in its labs, that doesn’t mean the arts aren’t thriving, too. For the past 10 years, the Write! Look! Listen! Series has been a vehicle for the university’s creative writing committee to encourage dialogue among creatives in...
April 11, 2019
Just days after visiting the nation’s capital, Chancellor Dorothy Leland trekked to the state capital to advocate for the campus and the UC system as part of UC Merced Day. In the second annual UC Merced Day in Sacramento, the chancellor was joined by students, alumni and members of the...
April 10, 2019
Viet Ta (’10) and Janna Rodriguez (’12) are the newest alumni establishing an endowed scholarship at this year’s annual Alumni Signature Ceremony on Saturday, April 13. Ta and Rodriguez join nine fellow alumni who have established endowed scholarships through pledges of $10,000. The event will take...

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