Skip to content Skip to navigation

News

March 21, 2019
UC Merced’s Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Marjorie S. Zatz was selected as one of the Top 35 Women in Higher Education in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’s eighth annual special report recognizing the contributions of women to higher education. The edition, in honor of Women...
March 19, 2019
Kisha McGuire has discovered an opportunity to do what she loves for an institution she’s grown to care deeply about. McGuire graduated from UC Merced in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and soon started a full-time staff position in the Fiat Lux Scholars Program within the campus’s...
March 18, 2019
Professor Laura Hamilton, author of Parenting to a Degree, was quoted by The Chronicle for Higher Education in their article “They’re Already Rich. Why Were These Parents So Fixated on Elite Colleges?”, written in the wake of the recent college bribery scandal.   Read...
March 18, 2019
Professor Laura Hamilton weighs in on parental influence and involvement with their college age students, specifically how the recent college bribery scandal is an extreme example of a much broader problem.   Read more here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/upshot/parenting-new-...
February 11, 2019
Dr. Sandra Smith, Professor and Chair of the UC Berkeley Department of Sociology, visited UC Merced on Thursday, February 7. Professor Smith was hosted by the UC Merced Sociology Department and gave a talk entitled "The Overrepresentation of Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal...
January 28, 2019
UC Merced professor Edward Flores spent 18 months, with time in both LA and Chicago, examining how religion mixed with political advocacy helped people who were formerly incarcerated reintegrate into society. Professor Flores explores these issues in his new book, Jesus Saved an Ex-Con. Listen...
January 16, 2019
Sociology professors Irenee Beattie and Nella Van Dyke were recently awarded a $50,000 research grant from the prestigious Spencer Foundation. Their project, entitled “Gender Expression, Academic Social Ties, and LGBTQ+ College Student Outcomes,” will be the first to quantitatively...
December 20, 2018
The University of California Office of the President announced its biennial Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) grants, funding 16 collaborative projects encompassing issues from management of the citrus industry and homelessness to immigration and equality. UC Merced sociology...
December 20, 2018
The University of California Office of the President announced its biannual Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) grants, funding 16 collaborative projects encompassing issues from management of the citrus industry and homelessness to immigration and equality. UC Merced sociology...
November 15, 2018
Professor Edward Flores’ book, Jesus saved an Ex-Con: Political Activism and Redemption After Incarceration, is an examination of the efforts of faith-based community organizations to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated. Read more: https://nyupress.org/books/9781479884148/...

Pages