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Juan Flores

January 19, 2023

A child plays with blocks in a classroom.
To ensure the youngest students are ready for the K-12 education system, UC Merced is leading a joint effort to attract and prepare more transitional kindergarten (TK) teachers to serve in classrooms in the Central Valley and across California. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing...
Dr. Vikram and Priya Lakireddy pose for a photo.
Longtime UC Merced supporters Dr. Vikram and Priya Lakireddy were recently honored as part of an intimate event to mark the official dedication of the campus ballroom bearing their names. The Dr. Vikram and Priya Lakireddy Grand Ballroom, which...
Sharee Sok, Korynn Maravilla and Diana Maravilla pose for a photo at UC Merced.
"A family that works together, stays together" is not usually how the saying goes. But for one family at UC Merced, it describes their relationship perfectly. Diana Maravilla has worked at the campus since 2011, her daughter Sharee Sok...
A graduating student holds up a diploma cover.
Neither chilly temperatures nor a thick blanket of dense fog could dampen the smiles and spirits of hundreds of Bobcats as they participated in UC Merced's Fall 2022 Commencement. Nearly 450 graduates took part in three separate ceremonies at the...
UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz and alumni pose for a photo at Dodger Stadium.
UC Merced alumni gave back to their alma mater in several big ways in 2022. From endowed scholarships to events, Bobcats are ensuring that current and future students have access to the best opportunities as they pave their own journeys at UC Merced....
UC Merced graduating students pose for a photo with their regalia.
Downtown Merced will be covered in a sea of blue and gold over two days as hundreds of UC Merced Bobcats take part in fall commencement. Also, for the first time, graduate students will have their own ceremony to celebrate their achievements. The pomp...
A doctoral student in the Public Health program will be among the presenters taking part in a webinar on the health effects and policy implications of hookah smoking. Sarah Alnahari will present her research in the webinar titled "Shisha,...
The Center for the Humanities is hosting in-person and virtual events to give some insight into how professors share their research through comics. The center's Bobcat Comics series aims to showcase different types of research in an...
Local activist Ana María Fabián Lomelí is seen in a still from "Letters2Maybe."
Film festivals across the world continue to reach out to filmmaker and Professor Yehuda Sharim to invite him to screen his latest films "El Ojo Comienza En La Mano" (translated to "The Eye Begins in the Hand") and "...
Sociology Professor Charlie Eaton smiles in a photograph.
Sociology Professor Charlie Eaton was a recent guest on the "Dr. Phil" talk show, where he discussed President Joe Biden's plan to cancel billions of dollars in federal student loans. Ultimately, Eaton believes it will be "...

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