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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...
October 15, 2015
It’s been said that art imitates life. A group of UC Merced students, however, are learning that it can also be a catalyst for change. Students in Richard Gomez’s Arts 171: Art for Social Change course are getting up close and personal with art’s place in social justice and...
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...

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