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March 18, 2013
A pioneering American novelist and a former California Poet Laureate will be the keynote speakers at two April events being organized by graduate students and faculty in World Cultures. John Rechy has written 15 books, including 1963's "City of Night," which explored the gay hustling...
March 14, 2013
For alumnus Justin Hicks, graduate school at UC Merced was a trailblazing experience. Like many UC Merced students, Hicks was pioneering a path as he worked towards his Ph.D. in economics from 2007 to 2012. “At the time, Justin was our only graduate student in economics, so he had four...
March 13, 2013
UC Merced’s Fresno Center will be home this weekend to the 2013 International Conference on Tournaments, Contests and Relative Performance Evaluation. The conference, according to director and UC Merced Professor Theofanis "Fanis" Tsoulouhas, is the only one of its scope in the...
March 8, 2013
Nationally renowned poet David St. John will be reading at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 in UC Merced's Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, Room 355. St. John will read from his latest book, "The Auroras," which has a number of poems set in the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada...
February 27, 2013
Graduate students Kristynn Sullivan and Chris Fradkin took distinctly different routes to UC Merced. Sullivan left northern Virginia for the University of California’s newest campus after completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at University of Mary Washington. Fradkin built a...
January 22, 2013
Vadim Gassiy was in eighth grade when his mother encouraged him to leave Russia for a taste of American life, culture and education. But the small town of Niceville, Fla. proved too sharp a contrast to Gassiy’s big city lifestyle in Saint Petersburg. After one semester in 2004, Gassiy...
January 15, 2013
College students who aren't studying hard may have their parents' financial support to blame. A new study by University of California, Merced, sociology Professor Laura T. Hamilton found that students' GPAs decreased with increased financial support from their parents. The study also...
January 14, 2013
The path from ancient China to information science might seem like a long one, but Ruth Mostern is walking it. Mostern, a history professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, is joining a team that will use more than $601,000 in National Science Foundation grants to start...
January 14, 2013
University of California, Merced, literature Professor Cristián H. Ricci has received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities award to write an in-depth analysis of Moroccan literature. The research project, “Moroccan Literature and the Broadening of Postcolonial Literary...
November 13, 2012
UC Merced is one of only seven universities nationwide to receive a grant from the Council of Graduate Schools to develop new approaches for enhancing graduate student skills for assessing undergraduate learning, and to help prepare students for future careers as university faculty members. In...

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