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June 27, 2022
We are pleased to share the news that Alejandro Zermeño has successfully defended his dissertation, Indigenous Resurgence and Mexican American Health in California! His entire committee was impressed with the contributions his work will make to his community, and to many research areas including...
June 1, 2022
Congratulations to Sociology Ph.D. candidate Maria Duenas for winning the 2022 Graduate Student Contributions to Teaching and Learning Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology! Maria won the award for her classroom activity,...
May 24, 2022
UC Merced's Professor Charlie Eaton, Post Doctoral Scholar Amber Villalobos, and Princeton's Professor Frederick Wherry are sociologists who study higher education and student debt. They wrote this collaborative piece for the NYT about student loan debt.  "At least 43 million...
May 16, 2022
  Between 2017 and 2020, Ed (working with faculty and community collaborators) launched the Civic Capacity Research Initiative (CCRI) which resulted in a number of major projects and successes: 1) the design and implementation of nearly 1000 needs assessment surveys in low-income...
May 16, 2022
"Biden was never a big fan of using the presidency to cancel debt, but after meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week and facing plummeting approval ratings in an election year, reports suggest that action is coming. His press secretary and...
May 3, 2022
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...
April 12, 2022
Sociology major Gameelah Mohamed was honored by Congressman Jim Costa during Women's History Month for her work with the Valley Crises Center in Merced.   In 2019, shortly after being employed by Valley Crisis Center, Gameelah founded an anti-trafficking group, the Merced...
April 1, 2022
UC Merced Professors Charlie Eaton and Laura Hamilton, with UC Berkely professor Jonathan Glater, explain the burden of debt left on students from the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for the students now. "As if remote learning, quarantines, and sick family members were not...
March 31, 2022
Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrant workers in California could receive aid from an unemployment benefit system if the state approves the program. UC Merced's Community and Labor Center (CLC) has published a report that examines the need for the system. Approximately 17.1 million people...
March 9, 2022
Dr. Ed Flores received a grant from the Public Health Institute titled “California Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance”.Congratulations Dr. Flores!

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