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November 3, 2022
The Center for the Humanities is hosting in-person and virtual events to give some insight into how professors share their research through comics. The center's Bobcat Comics series aims to showcase different types of research in an easy-to-understand format. Four new comics are being launched...
October 26, 2022
Sociology Professor Charlie Eaton was a recent guest on the "Dr. Phil" talk show, where he discussed President Joe Biden's plan to cancel billions of dollars in federal student loans. Ultimately, Eaton believes it will be "transformative for more than 40 million people who are going to have their...
October 3, 2022
It is my pleasure to inform you that, after a systemwide search process, Dr. Tanya Golash-Boza, Professor of Sociology at UC Merced, has accepted the position of Executive Director, UC Washington Center (UCDC). UCDC is an 11-story systemwide residential, instructional, and research center that...
September 20, 2022
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...
September 18, 2022
Paul Almeida (UC Merced) and Jorge Cadena Roa (UNAM) served as coordinators for Issue No. 122 of the Revista Mexicana de Politíca Exterior on Elections and Social Movements in Latin America. The issue includes contributions from researchers at UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Los Angeles, who...
September 14, 2022
UC Merced has awarded its second cohort of Chancellor’s Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence to four incoming Ph.D. students from the schools of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Natural Sciences and Engineering. Their studies will contribute to the representation of Black scholars in academia...
September 1, 2022
Just seven years after it began offering graduate degrees, UC Merced’s Sociology Department has already begun shaping the future of the professoriate by placing 11 of its graduate alumni in tenure-track positions — five of those in the 2022-23 academic year. “These new faculty members shine a light...
August 26, 2022
"The federal plan would forgive up to $20,000 in student loans for Pell Grant recipients and $10,000 for other borrowers earning less than $125,000 a year. About 92% of California borrowers will be eligible for the new loan forgiveness, according to Charlie Eaton, a UC Merced associate...
August 12, 2022
Since March 2020, federal student loan repayments have been on pause. With that pause scheduled to end Aug. 31, many borrowers are anxiously waiting to see whether President Biden will offer any student loan forgiveness, as promised during his campaign. How has the pause affected...
August 8, 2022
Professor Blythe George, a Yurok citizen, published a 120-page foundational document covering numerous scenarios involving missing persons and murder cases, ranging from child runaways to the extemporaneous location of human remains. Published today, the Yurok Tribal Court’s To ‘See...

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