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June 3, 2020
Two UC Merced Ph.D. students, a recent undergraduate and an alumna have each been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). The fellowship provides multiyear support to predoctoral students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The...
May 19, 2020
Dr. Ross Avilla recieved one of only four grants from the Non-Senate Academics Council (NASC) for his project "First Generation Student Research Lab" to support undergradaute reserach training in psychology. 
April 17, 2020
Dania Matos has been at UC Merced for less than a year but is making a big impact as the university’s first chief diversity officer. Now two graduate students with small-town roots are helping Matos amplify her message of equity and justice — a message made more urgent by the COVID-19 pandemic....
April 6, 2020
Although COVID-19 has changed everyone’s plans this spring, Graduate Division staff members rallied to make sure the campus’s annual Grad Slam competition — showcasing graduate student research — continued as planned. This year’s qualifying round was different than previous years. Each of the...
April 3, 2020
Two graduate students, Sara Fleszar and Jacky Hua, recieved Outstanding Trainee Abstract Awards from Special Interest Groups of the Society of Behavioral Medicine for their submissions to the Society's annual meeting. Sara recieved the award from the Women's Health...
March 20, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Howell was interviewed by Capital Public Radio, 209 Magazine's 209 Podcast, and the Merced County Times, among others, about experiences of uncertianty during COVID-19. 
March 17, 2020
U.S. News & World Report has ranked six of UC Merced’s engineering graduate programs in its 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings released today, a sign that the university’s reputation is continuing to build. “We’re particularly proud of this accomplishment given our campus is only 15 years old...
February 26, 2020
From a young age, Maria Ramirez Loyola has been fascinated by the trait of resiliency. Her mother escaped an abusive marriage and fled from Mexico to the U.S. with two small children in tow. Ramirez Loyola witnessed first-hand the stress and sleepless nights her mother endured to make ends meet and...
February 21, 2020
Psychology Professor Eric Walle found something interesting when he studied babies who were walking compared to those who were crawling: Babies who walk are not only more mobile, they have vocabularies that are significantly larger than those of the crawlers. It’s a finding that applies to babies...
February 3, 2020
Dr. Martin Hagger was interviewed by the BBC's Science Focus magazine for their article "This article is scientifcally proven to improve your willpower." The article includes coverage of Dr. Hagger's work and insight about the past of and future for research...

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