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March 6, 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Héctor Tobar and HP Inc. Chief Diversity Officer Lesley Slaton Brown are the keynote speakers for the University of California, Merced’s 12th commencement exercises, May 13 and 14. The campus expects more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students to...
March 2, 2017
It’s time for the annual celebration of one of the main missions of UC Merced, along with education and public service — research. From March 6-10, people on and off campus can get an up-close look at how UC Merced research fosters the development of students and faculty and extends growth from...
March 1, 2017
The National Cancer Institute’s “cancer moonshot” tasks researchers with, among advancing other new biotechnologies, delving into immunotherapy and epigenomic analysis. UC Merced Professor Fabian V. Filipp is doing his part, further developing his work on precision targeting of cancers and...
February 28, 2017
Computer enthusiasts from all areas of study gathered at UC Merced earlier this month for the second annual HackMerced competition. Nearly 400 high school and university students from all over the world comprised more than 40 teams vying for bragging rights and $7,250 in prizes. The goal? Design,...
February 27, 2017
If you want to know what the ocean really smells like, you’ll have to ask a crab. Yes, crabs have a sense of smell. In humans, chemicals in the air flow into our nasal cavities toward specialized sensory cells. Olfaction occurs when odorant molecules bind to specific sites on the olfactory...
February 22, 2017
It might come as a surprise that, in a region where agriculture is so prevalent, many people in the San Joaquin Valley cannot afford fresh, quality produce or live too far from grocery stores, farmers markets and other sources. A recent study from UC Merced public health Professor Susana Ramirez...
February 17, 2017
Teaching writing is both a science and art. As the field of education moves more toward inclusiveness and embracing diversity, however, the art and science of writing — and how to teach it — becomes more challenging. Two new books by Merritt Writing Program instructor Iris Ruiz serve as resources...
February 13, 2017
The depth and breadth of post-diagnosis care for cancer patients often depends on the resources available to them. But a new paper in the journal PLoS One by UC Merced Professor Nancy Burke shows that care — and how effective it is — also depends on understanding and addressing cultural differences...
February 10, 2017
Everyone is invited to hear UC Merced Professor Clarissa Nobile, this year’s Pellissier Distinguished Speaker, discussing biofilms. “Microbial Films: Why are They Important? How do They Form? And What Does This Mean for You?” looks at biofilms, the predominant growth state of most microorganisms on...
February 8, 2017
Infants as young as 20 months of age expect adults to display surprise when discovering a false belief, according to a new study from UC Merced Professor Rose Scott. Previous research suggested that children younger than 4 years old could not recognize when people held beliefs different from their...

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