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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...
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...
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...
November 2, 2021
Alejandro Zermeño and Dr. Whitney Pirtle published an article entitled ‘It's medicine to me’: Examining coping resources and strategies utilized in the sweat lodge ritual experience to improve health of Mexican Americans" in Wellbeing, Space and Society. The article...
October 29, 2021
A partnership among UC Merced's Community and Labor Center and several Fresno area community groups was able to predict accurately the Fresno results for the gubernatorial recall election held Sept. 14. Fresno Speaks 2021 is a partnership of the center and the Fresno County Civic Engagement Table,...
October 14, 2021
Professor Whitney Pirtle, along with co-editor Zakiya Luna, recently published the volume Black Feminist Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis. Whitney Pirtle currently directs the Sociology of Health and Equity (SHE) Lab. Some of her awards include the 2018 Ford Foundation Postdoc Awardee and was...

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