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May 1, 2024
Congratulations to UC Merced Political Science assistant professor Christopher Ojeda with Jamila Michener and Jake Haselswerdt on the publication of their new article The Politics of Personal Crisis: How Life Disruptions Shape Political Participation in Political Behavior....
April 18, 2024
UC Merced will host incoming students, their families and friends on Saturday, April 20, for Bobcat Day - the university's annual open house. Bobcat Day will begin at 9:15 a.m. with a welcome message from Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz at University Plaza. Campus staff, faculty, students and alumni...
April 17, 2024
UC Merced has partnered with two California community colleges to further extend access to students transferring to a four-year university. In April, ceremonies were held to sign agreements with Madera Community College and Las Positas College. By signing the Madera Promise and Las Positas Promise...
April 16, 2024
A major route to UC Merced could soon begin to be much safer under a project to install, test and assess several bike lane and other safety interventions. The Bellevue Road safety project will be paid for through a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Safe Streets and...
April 15, 2024
Congratulations to CAPE affiliate and UC Merced political science assistant professor Aditya Dasgupta and co-author Elena Ramirez on the publication of their new article Explaining Rural Conservatism: Political Consequences of Technological Change in the Great Plains...
March 22, 2024
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Mike Boudreaux will be moving on to the special election run-off in May. He’ll be up against fellow Republican and Assemblyman Vince Fong, who he’ll also be running against in November’s general election, all for the 20th Congressional District...
March 15, 2024
If you know a registered voter in Merced County, chances are that person didn’t bother submitting a ballot for the March 5 primary. While that may sound discouraging, experts say there’s a good chance it won’t have much bearing on what turnout looks like in November....
March 5, 2024
Congratulations to UC Merced political science assistant professor Anil Menon and co-authors Yehonatan Abramson and Abir Gitlin on the publication of their new article Whose critique matters? The effects of critic identity and audience on public opinion in American...
March 4, 2024
Discussions around climate change often center around the bad news - the planet is warming, weather is getting more extreme, resources are increasingly scarce. But there also is cause for hope. There are options to mitigate climate change, and some of them are already happening. This was the...
February 26, 2024
A significant grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will advance UC Merced's efforts to create a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of college readiness among high-school students in the San Joaquin Valley, particularly those from underrepresented and socioeconomically diverse...

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