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May 23, 2024
“Flora,” a film by UC Professor Yehuda Sharim, earned an award from the Latino and Native American Film Festival. The film, which Sharim describes as a memoir of post-teen daughters of immigrants who must teach themselves about love and tenderness in a world dominated by unnecessary...
May 23, 2024
California high-speed rail, a multibillion-dollar project designed to connect the Central Valley to Los Angeles and the Bay Area, promises swift transportation, the protection of agricultural land and contributions to a cleaner environment. It's also providing a lot of jobs - from design to...
May 22, 2024
A new partnership between UC Merced and Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) will guarantee admissions for qualifying incoming students. Through the Merced Automatic Admissions Program (MAAP), Porterville students can be assured that they will be accepted to UC Merced if they meet...
May 22, 2024
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program provides some of the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards to higher education faculty. According to the NSF website, these awards are given "in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic...
May 21, 2024
Exploring sources of historical narratives can take you to places where walls seem to move and truth feels fluid and interchangeable. Ma Vang’s research has focused on how people narrate their histories, tracking the lived experiences of people pigeonholed or marginalized by dominant...
May 21, 2024
The community is invited to an all-day summit where researchers will present cutting-edge information on the latest efforts to stem tobacco use in the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills. The Tobacco Control Summit is scheduled for Thursday, June 6 at The Mainzer, 655 W. Main St. in...
May 16, 2024
In April, the Training Undergraduates in Stem Cell Engineering and Biology (TUSCEB) program marked a significant milestone toward its mission of fostering excellence in stem cell engineering and biology education by hosting its first symposium. “As the cornerstone of our TUSCEB program,...
May 16, 2024
Two UC Merced professors have collaborated on a meditative and innovative exploration of the literal and figurative threads that weave through a Southern California city. “Reparaciones,” created by Lorena Alvarado and Yehuda Sharim, is a multimedia poetic essay about a Latinx...
May 15, 2024
An online workshop this week aims to deconstruct one of humanity’s most destructive traits: genocide. UC Merced’s Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences is bringing together an interdisciplinary panel of scholars for “Understanding Genocide: Neural, Psychological and...

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