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April 15, 2021
Name: Alisha Nesslage Year: Third Majors: Philosophy and Political Science Hometown: Denair What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? The most memorable project I have undertaken is my employment as a Food Rescue intern for the Bobcat Eats Food Awareness and...
April 13, 2021
Name: Christopher Thomas Moreno Year: Fourth Year Major: Political Science Hometown: Bay Area (West – San Mateo; East – Union City) What are some memorable projects you have worked on during your time at UC Merced? I was originally enrolled in Fall of 2010. At that time Lamar Williams was our...
April 12, 2021
Professor Elaine Denny co-authors research that's recently come out from the Brookings Institution (non-partisan public policy think tank). The research focuses on the immigration policy debate, with insights from their team's (Elaine Denny, David Dow, Jose Ordoñez, Wayne...
March 30, 2021
Political science is a discipline that combines history, current events and analysis. Graduate students are often able to specialize in a certain area of politics. U.S. News & World Report ranked the 2021 Best Political Science Graduate Schools.  These are the best political science...
March 30, 2021
For the first time, UC Merced’s Political Science and History graduate groups made national rankings. US News & World Report’s annual rankings, released today, also highlighted the campus’s growing School of Engineering, as most of its programs climbed the charts. “UC Merced continues to...
March 30, 2021
For the first time, UC Merced’s Political Science and Interdisciplinary Humanities (history discipline) graduate groups made national rankings. US News & World Report’s annual rankings, released today, also highlighted the campus’s growing School of Engineering, as most of its programs climbed...
March 24, 2021
Professor Jessica Trounstine was recently a featured guest on the University of Chicago's Not Another Politics Podcast discussing the institutional racism of land-use regulation. University of Chicago's Senior Podcast Producer, Matt Hodapp wrote to tell us that every episode, the...
February 24, 2021
Two faculty members and three graduate students who are working on food systems, food security and food sustainability research have received small grants through the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) to bolster their projects. “COVID-19 has really dampened research, so we wanted to find ways to...
February 12, 2021
Professor Aditya Dasgupta, who specializes in the politics of India, spoke with Vox about the protests in India and the larger political statement and impact. Tens of thousands of farmers blockaded main roads across India on Saturday in a continuation of a months-long protest movement...
January 8, 2021
More than 150 years ago, a renowned physician named John Snow walked the gritty streets of London’s working-class Golden Square neighborhood, not far from his office in the city’s Soho district, knocking on the doors of residents felled by the cholera epidemic. Why Soho was so hard-hit...

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