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August 15, 2022

An image shows stills from the film "El Ojo Comienza En La Mano."
The new film by filmmaker Yehuda Sharim, "El Ojo Comienza En La Mano" ("The Eye Begins in the Hand"), features the life work of Central Valley artist and muralist Rubén A. Sánchez. Sharim, a professor in the Global Arts Studies Program, will be in conversation with Sánchez in...
For the 12th year, UC Merced Children’s Opera team will offer a short opera for the young and young at heart. “How to be a Superhero” is an original story full of hilarious, interactive fun. It will be performed for schoolchildren...
Ethnocineca, the International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, is featuring Professor Yehuda Sharim's latest feature-length film, "Letters2Maybe," this month. The eight-day festival kicks off on May 12 and is billed as the largest...
Just in time for spring, the Department of Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies (GAMWS) is sponsoring several events over the next few weeks. The fourth annual GASP Faculty Concert is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, starting at 7 p.m....
Sofia Andom, Cat Flores, Bella Camfield and Bethy Harmelin are seen sitting on the grass.
Yosemite National Park is once again serving as the backdrop for a loose adaptation of one of Shakespeare's comedies. Shakespeare in Yosemite's "Love's Labor's Lost" will finally hit the stage at the Curry Village Amphitheater...
UC Merced Professor Yehuda Sharim is seen in this 2021 photo.
Professor Yehuda Sharim is sharing his experiences in cinema and community engagement with students at universities across the country and the globe. The Department of Global Arts Studies professor has been named an artist-in-residence at...
Artists and activists from around the country, including Merced, are taking part in a unique six-day film festival dedicated to social justice issues. The artists, along with leading scholars, will meet through UC Merced for Todo Cambia: Merced Human...
Actors pose in a scene from a rehearsal
Preparations are underway for this year's production of Shakespeare in Yosemite, and the show promises to be groovy. Working with students, Professors Katie Brokaw and Paul Prescott are developing a loose adaptation of “Love’s Labour...
UC Merced student Sofia Andom is seen in a film poster image.
After a monthslong collaboration between dozens of UC Merced students, professional artists, National Park Service staff and Merced community members, Shakespeare in Yosemite's first feature-length film, "Imogen in the Wild," celebrated its...
Student Cathryn Flores poses in front of a University of California, Merced sign.
This time around, what happened in Las Vegas will not stay there — at least for Cathryn Flores. The fourth-year undergraduate, who's working on a major in English and minor in writing, reached yet another milestone in her music career as she...

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