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June 13, 2016
When Nikko Da Paz decided to go to graduate school, she didn’t limit herself to one degree — or even one campus. The mother of two young children with autism enrolled at UC Merced in 2011, and in May she became the university’s first African-American student to earn a Ph.D. While completing her...
May 13, 2016
Katie Coburn, a Quantitative Psychology Doctoral Candidate, received the 2015-2016 Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA).  Each year, a select number of UCM graduate students receive the OTA for demonstrating valuable contributions to teaching and pedagogy.
May 11, 2016
An article recently published by Health Psychology Doctoral Cadidate Holly Rus and Professor Linda Cameron in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine was highlighted by the CDC in their recent Health Communication Science Digest. This digest is distributed by the CDC to bring...
May 5, 2016
Parents who reciprocate their children’s negative emotions are less likely to find satisfying resolutions to conflict, according to new research from the University of California, Merced. In a study published online today (May 5) in the journal Emotion, a team led by UC Merced Professor Alexandra...
April 25, 2016
Last fall, the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Undergraduate Education launched an internship program with the goal of providing undergraduate students an opportunity to build experience and skills related to their career ambitions and to integrate them with their academic learning....
April 21, 2016
We are really excited that Yang Liu has received two dissertation awards:  one from the Psychometric Society, and one from the American Educational Research Association (Division D).  This represents significant recognition for the research he did as a graduate student.
April 20, 2016
Doctoral student Patricia Cabral, who studies adolescent health risk behaviors in the Psychological Sciences graduate group, recently won a highly-competitive Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship — the first of its kind awarded to a UC Merced graduate student. The $72,000 fellowship will fund...
April 20, 2016
Parents, caregivers and community members in the Merced area have a new resource for information about childhood development and disorders. The UC Merced Alliance for Child and Family Health and Development, in downtown Merced, is a place where people can make connections, find resources and learn...
April 15, 2016
Congratulations to Psychological Sciences graduate student Arturo Durazo, the winner of this year's UC Merced GradSLAM! competion! Arturo will go on to represent UC Merced in the systemwide GradSLAM! event, which will be held at the LinkedIn campus in San Francisco on April 22. To read...
April 15, 2016
Arturo Durazo, winner of this year’s UC Merced GradSLAM! competition, has a personal connection to his research. The fifth-year Ph.D. candidate studies the psychological effects of debilitating illnesses. Most recently, he has been researching the way thoughts and emotions guide behaviors that...

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