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March 13, 2015
Ignacio López-Calvo, professor of Latin American literature in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, has edited a book that was published by Palgrave MacMillan this month. “Roberto Bolaño, A Less Distant Star: Critical Essays,” is the first English-language volume of...
March 10, 2015
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Professor Jitske Tiemensma’s research speaks volumes. The UC Merced health psychologist uses self-portraits to assess how patients feel about their illnesses. In a study published recently in the European Journal of Endocrinology, Tiemensma found...
March 6, 2015
The UC Merced Symposium on the Child and Family will be held on campus from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 14. The event’s theme is “Myths About Child Development and Learning.” It will feature research-based talks by the psychological sciences and cognitive and informational sciences...
March 5, 2015
The American Sociological Association (ASA) has honored Professor Laura Hamilton and her co-author with its Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award for their 2013 book, “Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.” The book was the product of two years of research that...
February 17, 2015
Tragedy and comedy come to life in “The Winter’s Tale,” directed by UC Merced’s very own Katherine Brokaw. Presented by Merced ShakespeareFest, the four-act play is among the last written by William Shakespeare and is Brokaw’s favorite. “The first three acts are...
February 12, 2015
The UC Merced Art Gallery presents “The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada” by Ann Johnston through March 20. Made possible through grant support from the Center for the Humanities, “The Contact” features 14 quilts inspired by the Sierra Nevada. Jerrold Shiroma, digital...
February 5, 2015
Tomorrow, (Friday, Feb. 6) kicks off the UC Merced Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which brings home the discussion about human rights through films that highlight efforts to end violence and inequality throughout the world. A different film will be shown every Friday in February, with the final...
February 3, 2015
The next week will be a busy one for the Center for the Humanities at UC Merced. David Palumbo-Liu, the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University,  will be on campus two days this week. He will deliver a lecture on “Rationality, Racism and Imagining...
January 28, 2015
Take part in Research Week 2015 and show off the work you and your colleagues are conducting at UC Merced. Contact the Office of Research and Economic Development for details.  
January 28, 2015
What makes a government decide to use torture in its interrogations? How do those decisions differ when terrorism is suspected? Once torture starts, how can it be stopped?   These questions are at heart of the research being conducted by political scientist Courtenay Conrad, a professor in...

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