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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...
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...
July 1, 2015
Climate scientist Emmanuel Vincent noticed climate change discussions in Europe had become somewhat politically polarized before he left France a few years ago, and found the same situation on a larger scale when he came to America. Vincent, now a project scientist with UC Merced’s...
June 17, 2015
UC Merced developmental psychologist Eric Walle recently discovered a link between walking and talking in infants. This development, however, brought up additional questions. Was the link specific to culture? Age? Native language? Walle, a professor in the Psychological Sciences graduate group,...
June 9, 2015
One of the things that attracted Chelsea Coe to UC Merced as an undergraduate student was the opportunity to do research. She transferred to UC Merced during her junior year and worked in Professor Teenie Matlock’s interactive cognition lab for the rest of her undergraduate career. When she...

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