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May 11, 2016
A doctoral degree is something to be proud of. It 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...
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
Graduate Division is pleased to announce the following fellowships and scholarships that have recently been awarded. Unless otherwise noted, all awards are for the 2016-2017 academic year. Our congratulations to the successful applicants! Fellowship, Scholarship, or Award Awardee...
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
A heated blanket developed by UC Merced-based startup St. Vincent’s Solutions won’t help babies get to sleep – but it could reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia for infants in neonatal intensive care. Rather than wrapping the infant, the silicon blanket wraps the tubes that...
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 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...
May 4, 2016
The UC Merced campus is getting greener and earning gold as it does — gold ratings, that is. UC Merced improved its rating through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a rigorous review process...
May 3, 2016
Anita Hill’s public testimony during the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991 raised national awareness of sexual harassment and led to many changes in workplace laws and practices to protect both women and men from harassment. At a ceremony this fall, 25...

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