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October 20, 2014
Most UC Merced students have the desire to help shape the university — whether it’s the culture or the curriculum. Rocco Bowman was no different. Bowman is the co-founder of the Undergraduate Historical Journal and served as its inaugural chief editor. The journal is a...
October 15, 2014
Sociology at UC Merced is a prism that offers insight and perspective into what's happening in the world. Trying to understand how people mobilize under democracies or military dictatorships? Ask Professors Nella Van Dyke, Kyle Dodson or Paul Almeida. Curious about how...
October 13, 2014
How patients perceive and talk about their illnesses can have an impact on how they recover and heal, according to a growing area of health research being furthered by UC Merced health psychology Professor Jitske Tiemensma. “It should be a team effort to treat a patient....
October 8, 2014
Viola Gregg Liuzzo, a civil rights activist who was killed by the Ku Klux Klan while driving another activist home from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in March 1965, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy...
September 29, 2014
For the 2014-15 academic year, the School of Social Sciences Humanities and Arts (SSHA) has hired 19 faculty members who continue to expand the depth and breadth of research expertise. A vital asset to the university and California’s San Joaquin Valley, Assistant Professor of History Ma Vang...
September 16, 2014
Shy in high school, Rachel Fang didn’t want to follow the same pattern as a UC Merced student. “I decided that I was going to change,” Fang said. “I wanted to be more outspoken.” Fang found the confidence, skills and foundation she needed by completing...
August 12, 2014
Whether it's conducting archival research, presenting at conferences or going into the field, the faculty members have remained busy this summer. Below is a summary of what some of them have been up to.  Cognitive Science David Noelle Professor Noelle was one of about 45 scholars...
April 21, 2014
Three seniors have been selected to receive the 2014 Outstanding Graduating Student Award. This is the first year the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts has designated such an award. Anupam Dhillon (economics and management), Maria de Jesus Martinez Mora (sociology) and Joshua...
March 26, 2014
The nomination period is open for submissions to the first annual Outstanding Undergraduate Student Commencement Award for the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. Faculty nominations and self-nominations should be submitted with the online form. Eligibility is based on minimum...
November 18, 2013
Most students don’t arrive at UC Merced by way of Germany and Hawaii. But graduate student Bodo Winter often takes a unique path. Now in his third year, this Ph.D. candidate in Cognitive and Information Sciences has immersed himself in research, collaborated and published multiple articles...

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