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May 18, 2016
When UC Merced Professor Mario Sifuentez was a graduate student, he didn’t have to look far to find a subject to research — members of his family had been migrant workers in Oregon for many years, but he could find very few texts documenting how such workers got there and what their lives were like...
May 17, 2016
Cancer cells divide with more frequency and are more resilient when they are closer to the brain, indicating a potential link between cell growth and the nervous system, according to new research from Professor Néstor J. Oviedo of the University of California, Merced. The study, published today (...
May 17, 2016
The campus posted 122 updates to social media over the weekend. Here is a curated collection of those and ones shared by members of our community. [View the story “Commencement 2016” on Storify]
May 12, 2016
This weekend, more than 900 degree candidates are expected to take part in the 11th commencement ceremonies at University of California, Merced, and commemorate the hard work that led to their momentous day. “Commencement marks a significant milestone in a student's life,” Chancellor Dorothy Leland...
May 11, 2016
A doctoral degree is the culmination of years of study and hard work — a mark of determination, willpower and excellence in research and scholarship. For Quantitative and Systems Biology graduate student Yuriana Aguilar and the growing population of undocumented students like her, it is also a...
May 11, 2016
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 Steele Brokaw, assistant professor of English, the...
May 10, 2016
So-called “helicopter parents” — those who hover over their children even into and through their college years — are often criticized for creating overly sheltered, unprepared young adults who boomerang back home. In her new book, “Parenting to a Degree: How Family Matters for College Women’s...
May 9, 2016
Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2016 issue of UC Merced Magazine. Laura Showalter will represent the schools of Natural Sciences and Engineering as student speaker at this Sunday’s commencement ceremony. “Ambitious” isn’t a good enough word for Laura Showalter. “High-...
May 9, 2016
Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2016 issue of UC Merced MagazineOpens a New Window.. Laura Showalter will represent the schools of Natural Sciences and Engineering as student speaker at this Sunday’s commencement ceremony. “...
May 5, 2016
Parents who reciprocate their children’s negative emotions are less likely to find satisfying resolutions to conflict, according to new research from the University of California, Merced. In a study published online today (May 5) in the journal Emotion, a team led by UC Merced Professor Alexandra...

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