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August 19, 2019

Outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project.
Two simple words, “Leland Legacy,” captured the significance of Wednesday’s opening event for the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project, an event that doubled as a goodbye and thank you to outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland. The message graced a wall of the new Sustainability...
Students in the UC Merced Global Arts Studies Program will present “Voices of the Revolutionary Theatre Collective” Dec. 8 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. The production will explore the history of embedded racism through excerpts from the plays...
Four UC Merced graduate students got a rare opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships between the campus and the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) this summer. The students — Danielle Bermudez, Maria Mora, Rodolfo Rodriguez...
UC Merced will honor Anita Hill as the 10th recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance in an Oct. 24 ceremony at the Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and is open...
The Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) at UC Merced will present a series of lectures to connect the Merced community with the research and artistic activities taking place on campus. Music Professor Jayson Beaster-Jones, who organized the series, will...
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has awarded its prestigious May Sarton Prize for Poetry to Vanesha Pravin, a lecturer in UC Merced’s Merritt Writing Program. The award, considered one of the top national prizes in this field, recognizes young...
UC Merced students will offer a window into race and racism through a unique theater presentation both on campus and in the Merced community on June 30. Sponsored by the university’s Center for the Humanities and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and...
Thousands of Merced County schoolchildren will be introduced to the wonders of opera this month during the latest entry in the long-running Children’s Opera series at UC Merced. Co-produced by UC Merced lecturer and singer Jenni Samuelson and Katie...
UC Merced Professor Nicola Lercari is leading an effort to preserve, through 3-D renderings, the deteriorating ghost town of Bodie. Thanks to $60,000 in seed funding from the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS...
UC Merced Professor Arturo Arias, recently named one of the campus’s first John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chairs, has established a new lecture series to further critical race issues and ethnic knowledge of Mesoamerican and Latin American peoples....

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