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February 28, 2019

Some people have the idea that the arts are being shortchanged as UC Merced grows. The Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies (GAMWS) Program is here to correct that perception with its inaugural Arts Week, set for March 4-9. “We want to draw people to campus and show them what we are...
A clip from a film produced by new Global Arts Studies Program Professor Yehuda Sharim. The film is part of the 13th annual Human Rights Film Series at UC Merced.
The finale of the 13th annual Human Rights Film Series at UC Merced will feature two films from new Global Arts Studies Program Professor Yehuda Sharim. Sharim’s films “We Are In It” and “Seeds of All Things” will be...
In some ways UC Merced is still a blank canvas, even 13 years after opening. But that just gives this year’s artist in residence Otto Rigan more room to dream as he helps devise a master arts plan for the campus. “I think the campus is...
Shakespeare wrote “the play’s the thing.” Of course, he was referring to using a play to catch a murderer, but in Shakespeare’s day, people believed the theater had the power to elicit deep emotion — even move the guilty to...
Three enterprising Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) students saw the empty UC Merced Art Gallery on campus and, worried the space would be reallocated, wondered why they couldn’t volunteer to run it. So they started the Young Artist Movement (...
A team of educators, policy makers and community members are working to bring a children’s museum to Merced. To celebrate the museum’s first pop-up exhibit, Merced For Kids, museum organizers are inviting members of the community to attend...
UC Merced Arts Presents welcomes everyone to the annual Children's Opera. This year's production is entitled “The Last Book on Earth.” Three young friends, Luna, Izzy and Finn, are the only hope to save all the world's books...
Through a series of black-and-white photographic portraits taken 10 years apart, photographer Roger J. Wyan’s “Transitions” exhibit explores the journeys of some of UC Merced’s first students during an influential period of growth...
Aerial photograph of green farmland being watered by dozens of sprinklers.
A full-length documentary highlighting the relationship between water, food security and, ultimately, global security, features UC Merced researchers and is scheduled to premiere Sept. 14 in downtown Merced. “Beyond the Brink,” a new film...
The works of Shakespeare, perhaps more so than any in the western canon, have been subject to reinterpretation and reappraisal by generations of artists, scholars and laypeople. Some, like Verdi’s opera “Otello,” are considered masterpieces in their own...

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