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August 27, 2015
Gracy Mantoan is not what you would call a traditional graduate student — but her past experiences are precisely what drive her as she pursues a Ph.D. with the public health graduate group at UC Merced. In her native Brazil, Mantoan earned her degree in medicine from the University of...
August 19, 2015
With the 2016 presidential race already in full swing, political science graduate student Kayla Canelo’s research is particularly timely. This spring and summer, she designed and carried out a study that examines the effects of scandal on the public perception of political figures....
August 14, 2015
The International Graduate Student Orientation kicked off today with the Round the World Breakfast, featuring delicious fare cooked up by Chef Mitch Vanagten of UC Merced Dining Services. Incoming international graduate students enjoy the breakfast on Friday. The menu was created specifically...
August 12, 2015
Shuhuai Xiang has seen a lot of changes during his seven years at UC Merced — only some of which are the result of the chemical reactions he studies in his graduate research work with the chemistry and chemical biology group. In 2008, Xiang arrived from his home country of China to begin...
August 5, 2015
More than 340 students, advocates, school representatives, and administrators were at UC Merced on Saturday for the third annual UndocuGrads Conference. The one-day event was designed to address the unique challenges faced by undocumented students — some of whom are covered by Deferred Action...
July 16, 2015
A new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will create a pipeline to UC Merced doctoral degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences for underrepresented minority students from California State University, Fresno.  UC Merced Professor Andy LiWang and Fresno State Professor...
June 25, 2015
Graduate students Yousef Sardahi and Yousef Naranjani were recently awarded summer Bobcat Fellowships from the Mechanical Engineering graduate group. The fellowships will help to support their continuing research over the summer semester. Yousef Sardahi, left and Yousef Naranjani, right, of the...
June 18, 2015
Physics graduate student Leily Kiani has completed the entirety of her higher education at UC Merced, all while the campus grew up around her. A member of the inaugural 2005 freshman class, Kiani remembers that first year fondly. “It was a little chaotic at times, but my entire...
June 12, 2015
Quantitative & Systems Biology graduate student Portia Mira had a busy spring. Early in the year, Mira was awarded the School of Natural Sciences Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Fellowship. The fellowship allowed her to continue her research and prepare for her qualifying exams in May...
June 4, 2015
Sociology student Wendy Puquirre has identified a major resource for college students from disadvantaged backgrounds ­— siblings who have already attended college. As a part of her recently-completed master’s research, Puquirre found that there is a positive correlation between...

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