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celebrating black excellence

March 1, 2023
Global Arts Studies Professor Yehuda Sharim ’s film “El Ojo Comienza en la Mano,” a documentary about a Central Valley farm worker who never gave up his love of painting, has been garnering awards and nominations around the world since it came out in 2022. The son of working-...
March 1, 2023
At two significant junctures in its existence, UC Merced had the good fortune of being led by strong women – Carol Tomlinson-Keasey and Dorothy Leland. Both visionaries, they guided the newest UC through uncharted waters, providing the leadership that inspired their teams to overcome what...
February 27, 2023
UC Merced once again broke a record for the number of first-year applications the university received, continuing to show impressive growth even as the national trend shows a decline in the number of students enrolling in higher education. More than 26,000 prospective first-year, or freshmen,...