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February 25, 2022
The crisis has spurred the Yurok Tribe to issue an emergency declaration and brought increased urgency to efforts to build California's first database of such cases and regain sovereignty over key services.  Professor Blythe George, a Yurok tribal member, consults on a project...
January 20, 2022
Congratulations to three of our Sociology graduate students on their faculty appointments!  Please join us in wishing Yajaira Ceciliano-Navarro, Veronica Lerma-Gonzalez, and Maria Escobar the very best in the next step of their journey.   Dr. Yajaira Ceciliano-Navarro has...
January 7, 2022
A message from UC President Michael V. Drake on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol Thursday, January 6, 2022 University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the following statement today (Jan. 6) regarding the anniversary of the attack on the Capitol...
January 5, 2022
Nella Van Dyke, Natasha Hagaman, Irenee Beattie, and Hala Alnagar just published a paper in Socius, titled "Coming Out (or not) on College Applications: Institutional and Interpersonal Dimensions of Disclosing LGBQ+ Identities." The paper finds that while many students were comfortable...
January 5, 2022
Associate Professor Daisy Reyes was awarded an impressive Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Grant for her project titled “How College-Graduate Latinx Millennials Are Faring After the COVID-19 Pandemic." Reyes will conduct a third wave of interviews with 61 Latinx college graduates...
December 15, 2021
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...
December 7, 2021
Professor Charles Eaton and colleagues are referenced in an article about "financialization of higher education, where external financial interests have more influence and say on universities than staff or faculty. Higher education values monetary profit over its students and faculty....
December 3, 2021
Professor Charles Eaton wrote an analysis for the Washington Post based on his research into why elite colleges are gaining wealth while most other colleges fell behind. In Professor Eaton's  forthcoming book “Bankers in the Ivory Tower,” he shows that elite schools...
December 2, 2021
Hondurans cast their votes in the presidential election over the weekend, and the majority decided to elect opposition candidate Xiomara Castro to lead the Central American country. Nasry Asfura, the candidate from the incumbent National Party, conceded defeat and congratulated Castro, who will...
November 5, 2021
Ed Flores, associate professor of sociology, was quoted in a Fresno Bee story on a recent report released by the USDA regarding the spread of COVID-19 during the early months of the global pandemic. From the article:   A recent report from the USDA confirms what many have been...

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