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July 29, 2021
With a new $20 million federal grant, UC Merced becomes part of a multi-institutional research collaborative to develop artificial intelligence — or AI — solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to water management, climate change and integration of new technology into...
July 26, 2021
As part of its commitment to inclusive excellence in graduate research and education, UC Merced has awarded its new Chancellor’s Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence to four incoming Ph.D. students from the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts whose studies will contribute to the...
July 22, 2021
More than 100 sociology undergraduate students got the opportunity to conduct research about social movements and civic engagement in Central America. A UC Merced professor, along with colleagues from universities in Honduras, Costa Rica and El Salvador, recently co-authored an article in the...
July 13, 2021
Professor Van Dyke and UC Merced graduate students Katie Daniels, Ashley Metzger, and Carolina Molina recently published an article on their research titled “Rhetorical Form, Emotions, and Mobilization Potential in the Movement to End Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence” in the leading...
July 12, 2021
Liminal Belonging in El Nuevo South: The Geographies of Inclusion and Exclusion for Hispanic Young Adults within Northwest Arkansas.   Based on interviews with thirty‐five Hispanic young adults in northwest Arkansas, Maria's research investigates experiences of social and emplaced...
July 7, 2021
Professor Stephanie Canizales receives a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation titled: "Transnational aspirations: Unaccompanied Latinx immigrant youth's undocumented labor migration, financial responsibilities, and opportunities for mobility in young adulthood." "This study...
July 7, 2021
Andrea Polonijo, assistant professor of sociology, publishes "Opinion: Normal may be a long way off for about 10 million immunocompromised Americans" on The San Diego Union-Tribune.  "Forty-seven percent of Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and the Centers for...
June 29, 2021
"Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention voted overwhelmingly for a nationwide push to organize hundreds of thousands of Amazon's warehouse and delivery workers, a formidable task given the e-commerce behemoth's fierce antiunion stance. The new effort is...
June 29, 2021
Professor Almeida recently co-authored an article in the journal Social Problems with colleagues from Honduras, Costa Rica, and El Salvador (Professors Eugenio Sosa, Allen Cordero Ulate, and Ricardo Argueta). The study found that those individuals participating in past social movement type...
June 24, 2021
Farmworkers can learn more about their labor rights and workplace safety protections as a mobile informational caravan makes multiple stops across the Central Valley this weekend. UC Merced's Community and Labor Center is one of several partners involved in the outreach effort being launched by the...

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