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November 6, 2020
A year ago, facial recognition was rare in schools. In October 2019, WIRED identified eight public districts that were part of an early vanguard using the technology, on the premise that the technology could help combat gun violence and keep out unwanted intruders. The purchases were...
November 2, 2020
Heroism comes in many forms and is especially needed in uncertain and challenging times like these. The contribution of this individual during the COVID-19 pandemic has made a positive impact on others – an outcome that is heroic by many measures. We are proud to name Hala...
October 27, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that sociology professor Whitney Pirtle has been named MacArthur Foundation Chair in International Justice and Human Rights. Whitney’s critical understanding of race and racism, her research on health disparities, and her engagement with racially marginalized...
October 23, 2020
The UC Merced Community and Labor Center recently released, "Fresno Speaks 2020: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Registered Voters and their Positions on Major Issues." Fresno Speaks 2020 was based on a random sample of 2,397 registered voters with phones in the City of Fresno...
October 20, 2020
The A. Wade Smith Award for Teaching, Mentorship, and Service was established in 1998. According to the association, named in honor of A. Wade Smith, Ph.D., a tireless advocate for racial justice, the award recognizes an ABS member for outstanding teaching, mentoring, and service. The A. Wade Smith...
October 19, 2020
Altura Collaborates with UC Merced for Environmental Sociology Course.   Altura is excited to announce our support of what might be the first ever environmental studies class using real-time data analytics as a core element of the curriculum. The course, Environmental Sociology, is...
October 6, 2020
Education Dive interviews Professor Charlie Eaton on the final endowment tax rules and how they tailor the policy for colleges. The IRS and the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final rules for how they will implement the so-called endowment tax on private universities that the 2017 Tax...
August 5, 2020
For months, as the coronavirus has found its way into more communities across the nation, experts have sounded the alarm: The pandemic will not hurt everyone equally. In California, that’s meant predominantly Latino communities far away from the coasts — where lower-wage, often...
August 3, 2020
We are excited to announce that graduate student Maria D. Duenas won first place for Alpha Kappa Delta's 2020 Graduate Student Paper Competition for her second year paper titled, "Three Discursive Messages: Racial and Ethnic Socialization in Middle-Class Latinx Families". This paper...
July 29, 2020
Earlier this week, the New York Times published an analysis of national data that found that Black and Latinx Americans are three times as likely to catch COVID-19 compared to whites. To discuss the implications of those findings, and what it means for the battle against the virus here in...

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