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May 13, 2015
Baltazar Cornejo is poised to become a strong and tireless advocate for the Central Valley, thanks to a fellowship program that provides real-world experience in state government.  Born in Modesto to farmworker parents who had immigrated from Mexico, Cornejo received his bachelor’s...
April 23, 2015
The use of images and direct questions by health communicators on Facebook tends to increase user engagement, though linking to external websites and videos does not. Posts conveying positive emotions have no clear impact on engagement, while negative ones — including expressions of...
April 15, 2015
Journalist Roberto Lovato will give the keynote address this week at “Blurring the Border: Deporting Denizens in the 21st Century,” an interdisciplinary conference on immigration, deportation and citizenship in the United States. The conference, which is free and open to the public,...
April 15, 2015
Experienced policymakers are more likely to make fair offers in bargaining than the average person, and less likely to accept low offers — even if it means both sides get nothing.  Such were the findings of a recent study coauthored by UC Merced political scientist Brad LeVeck, whose...
April 9, 2015
Psychological sciences Ph.D. student Holly Rus won $1,000 as a runner-up in last week's GradSLAM! finals. This year was the first time UC Merced participated in the UC-wide event, in which graduate students get just three minutes to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges...
April 6, 2015
Paul Almeida, a sociology professor at the University of California, Merced, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to study non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their role in community well-being in Honduras. Approximately 1,100 faculty and professionals travel abroad each year through...
April 3, 2015
“In and Out of Shadows,” a musical by famed Chicano writer and Fresno native Gary Soto, is coming to Merced for a special one-night-only show on April 11. Performed by the San Francisco Youth Theatre DREAM ensemble, the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Merced Theatre’s Art Kamangar...
March 30, 2015
UC Merced Professor Paul Almeida has been selected by the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) as the 2015 recipient of its Distinguished Scholarship Award for his book, “Mobilizing Democracy: Globalization and Citizen Protest.” The PSA chose Almeida’s book from a competitive...
March 16, 2015
Moral decisions can be influenced by tracking moment-to-moment movements of the eyes during deliberation, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.    The study, conducted by researchers from the University of California, Merced,...
March 16, 2015
Professor Ruth Mostern, chair of the Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate group, is in Washington, D.C., today and tomorrow (March 16 to 17) to advocate for the humanities. Mostern is attending the annual meeting of the National Humanities Alliance today, and she will join several peers tomorrow...

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