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Juan Flores

Eaton's Research on Student Debt Highlighted in New York Review of Books Article

Sociology Professor Charlie Eaton's study of the relationships between financialization (the growing importance of financial markets, organizations and ideas) and growing inequalities in higher education across the U.S. was cited in a recent New York Review of Books article that highlights the late-2022 strike by academic workers at University of California campuses.

Alumnus Shares His UC Merced Experiences to Guide Youth to College

While growing up in the Sacramento area, Donald Carter ('21) said he didn't see many people who looked like him pursuing higher education. As the oldest of four boys in a single-parent household, he spent most of his time setting examples instead of learning from them.

But after graduating from John F. Kennedy High School and deciding to attend UC Merced, Carter realized he could use his experiences to guide other students who may have had similar upbringings.

Community and Labor Center's New Study Highlights Farmworkers' Health Challenges

A new landmark study by the UC Merced Community and Labor Center shows farmworkers across California are facing serious health challenges on a daily basis.

The goal of the Farmworker Health Study was to examine agricultural worker health and well-being, in addition to health care access, local and state policies, and health and training needs.

Sociology Professor Contributes Research to Mexican Journal of Foreign Policy

Department of Sociology Professor Paul Almeida is one of the coordinators, along with Professor Jorge Cadena-Roa of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), of a recent issue of the Mexican Journal of Foreign Policy, known as Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior, which focuses on elections and social movements in Latin America.

Virtual Symposium Connects Biometric Surveillance Experts and Community

The UC Merced Community and Labor Center invites the public to the Biometric Surveillance, Immigration and Labor Virtual Symposium on Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Two panels of law experts and community organization representatives will explain the use of biometric surveillance technologies — such as facial recognition, fingerprinting, DNA collection and more — in immigration and labor contexts, and answer questions from attendees.

Survey: Fresno Voters Concerned with Pandemic, Spending Priorities, Basic Needs

A representative sample survey of Fresno voters, now in its second year, is giving area policymakers insight into the opinions and concerns of the people they represent.

The UC Merced Community and Labor Center partnered with the Fresno County Civic Engagement Table to conduct the Fresno Speaks survey and fill a critical need to inform elected officials and the people of the Central Valley about public opinions on major issues. The survey findings are already being used to deepen democratic participation in Fresno.


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