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January 29, 2024

Images from left to right: Hisako Hibi, “Study for a Self-Portrait,” ca. 1944.; Miki Hayakawa, “Untitled (Woman with Blue Hair),” ca. 1930s; Miné Okubo, “Portrait Study,” ca. 1937.
A new art exhibition curated by Professor ShiPu Wang is reintroducing the diverse art of three California painters to a national audience by bringing representative works from each together for the first time. “Pictures of Belonging: Miki Hayakawa, Hisako Hibi, and Miné Okubo” will...
Arturo Arias, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation professor in the Humanities at UC Merced, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his ground-breaking study of contemporary...
Antonio Sanchez broke new ground for musical storytelling with his award-winning soundtrack for “Birdman.” He’s earned multiple Grammys for his work with guitar master Pat Metheny....
New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis will visit the UC Merced campus for a conversation with interim Chancellor Nathan Brostrom on the future of economic markets. While some authors...
A collaboration among the city of Merced, community members and the University of California Merced is bringing a little night music back to the Merced Open Air Theater. Friday evening concerts...
Students, faculty and staff members will step up to the microphone and share lessons from their lives during UC Merced’s inaugural The Spoken Experience storytelling event on Thursday, Nov. 14...
Interim Chancellor Nathan Brostom welcomes Maria Echaveste to UC Merced for a conversation on "The Future of American Democracy."
At a time of dramatic political division in our society, the role of universities — as places where people can connect with others and explore ideas — is more important than ever,...
Professor Kevin Dawson receives the Harriet Tubman Prize for his book "Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora" during an Oct. 10, 2019, ceremony at the Lapidus Center in New York.
As a child, Kevin Dawson traveled from California to visit his grandmother in Harlem, where he recalls playing in Jackie Robinson Park. Dawson, an avid swimmer and surfer, would peer through a fence...
Skulls, or calaveras in Spanish, are a traditional symbol of Dia de los Muertos.
Death is a part of life, a loss surrounded typically by mourning and grief. But what if the passing of a loved one were also a transition to be celebrated? That is the sentiment behind Dia de los...
Students collaborate together to identify pieces of trash they can utilize for their structure.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, or in this case art. Each year Global Arts Studies Program Lecturer Richard Gomez brings students to Yosemite to create an art installation...

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