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School of Social Sciences Humanities and Arts

May 18, 2020

The Class of 2020 has officially graduated and while students didn’t cross the stage in typical commencement fashion, the celebration was memorable. In the first virtual commencement for a University of California campus, UC Merced honored its more than 1,500 bachelor’s, master...
Before he ever set foot in a classroom, graduating senior Orisa Santiago Morrice learned at the feet of a great teacher. His grandmother cared for him during his preschool years in Santa Cruz. “She managed, as a true teacher at heart, to integrate...
Dulcemaria Anaya once vowed to represent her UC Merced class as the student speaker at commencement. Anaya, a world history major from Merced, was an incoming freshman when she made the promise to her mother and herself. Over the past four years, she...
Research Week, the annual celebration of faculty and student research at the University of California, Merced, returns this month with a student research poster competition and a number of lectures and symposia. Research Week's traditional mainstay...
UC Merced Professor Rose Scott studies how young children begin to understand the social world and all its complexities. It happens sooner than most would think. Babies who are three months old can begin to show they understand that people have...
Political science professors at UC Merced, on average publish papers in leading journals and books with top university presses at the fastest rate in the system. According to a study produced last fall by political science Professor Thomas G. Hansford,...
UC Merced Professor Ignacio López-Calvo’s “Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction: The Cultural Production of Social Anxiety” will be published on Feb. 1 by the University of Arizona Press. López-Calvo’s fifth single-authored book deals with the imaging...
Two UC Merced literature professors have launched the campus' first online literary journal through University of California's eScholarship.   Professors Ignacio López-Calvoand Cristián H. Ricciwill publish next semester the first edition of ”...
Josh Franco ('07) is exactly where he planned to be. Every step leading to his current job as a senior legislative assistant for U.S. Congressman John Garamendi has been carefully taken by Franco with his gifts for connecting with others and for...
Using cutting-edge scanners and computers, UC Merced archaeology Professor Maurizio Forteis able to reconstruct the past in 3-D. Forte, along with graduate and undergraduate researchers, spent summer 2010 in Çatalhöyük, an ancient settlement in Turkey...

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