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July 3, 2013
Graphic cigarette warning labels are better at discouraging smoking in young adults than text-only labels, according to research recently published by a UC Merced professor. Health psychology Professor Linda Cameron had more than 300 people between 18 and 30 years old view the U.S. Food and Drug...
June 25, 2013
Cognitive and Information Sciences at UC Merced will be the top program represented this summer at the discipline’s premiere conference, Cognitive Science. There will be 25 presentations from the program’s faculty, researchers, graduate students and undergraduates, the most from any...
May 28, 2013
With a growing collection of artifacts and replicas, UC Merced's anthropology teaching laboratory gives students the ability to hold history in their hands. Students taking anthropology courses are able to study replica casts from Australopithecus, Neanderthal and other human ancestors. They...
May 28, 2013
Some lucky students experienced a new kind of stage performance many of them are likely not familiar with this month: an opera. Arts UC Merced Presents, Merced Opera in the Schools and the Merced County Office of Education worked together to bring the children’s 45-minute mini-opera...
May 22, 2013
As a founding student at UC Merced, Justin Duckham, ’09, trudged up the hill every day for classes. Now, he spends many of his days on a different hill — Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. “I go to a couple of briefings each day on the hill or at the Pentagon,” said Duckham,...
May 20, 2013
Graduate student Stephanie Huette knew she would face challenges at UC Merced. The University of California’s 10th and newest campus was in its earliest stages when she arrived in 2008. No one sugar-coated the reality that there was more work ahead to develop the first new American...
April 26, 2013
Three UC Merced graduate students have been awarded research fellowships from the campus’s Resource Center for Community Engaged Scholarship (ReCCES).   The $3,000 awards will support them in conducting research this summer.   “We are proud to recognize innovative examples...
April 22, 2013
Professor Helen Neville of the University of Oregon has been named the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award, presented by the Cognitive and Information Sciences faculty at UC Merced.  Neville studies neuroplasticity — how the human brain changes with...
April 11, 2013
The squeals, vowel-like sounds and growls made by infants are critical to the development of human language, according a recent paper coauthored by a cognitive scientist at the University of California, Merced. The paper, published online by the prestigious Proceedings of the National...
April 9, 2013
 Many large state universities fail in their mission to create social mobility, instead perpetuating inequality by catering to privileged students rather than focusing on student success, according to a new book coauthored by a professor at the University of California, Merced. The book...

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