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May 12, 2022
The Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching for Senate Faculty award is intended to encourage and recognize individual excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.  This is a very competitive field and the criteria to be nominated are extensive.   Please join us in...
May 5, 2022
Undergraduates will have a new, one-of-a-kind class they can sign up for this fall — Climate Justice — a hybrid course that features lectures by faculty from all 10 UC campuses. According to the UC Center for Climate Justice’s website, “climate justice recognizes the disproportionate impacts of...
April 27, 2022
The Carnegie Corporation of New York announced that Department of Political Science Chair and Professor Jessica Trounstine has been named to the 2022 Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Each of the program's 28 award recipients will receive a $200,000 stipend to devote their time to research and...
March 31, 2022
Congratulations to Professor Nate Monroe and his co-authors, Tessa Provins and David Fortunato, on their new article in the Journal of Politics!. Their results suggest counterintuitively that committee seats are not always sought after. The article can be accessed here, and an accompanying...
March 31, 2022
Professor Andrew Shaver is featured in The Economist based on his ongoing research on refugee flows. The Economist has used data from that work to explore how the war in Ukraine compares with other refugee crises. "The conflict in Ukraine has created the largest flow of refugees in a single...
March 31, 2022
Dr. Melissa Baker, former UC Merced, Political Science doctoral candidate and current postdoctoral associate at the University of Toronto, will be joining the Political Science Department at the University of Texas, El Paso as an assistant professor in Fall 2022! . Congratulations...
March 28, 2022
For the first time, a UC Merced alumnus will serve on the UC Board of Regents. Keith Ellis, who received his bachelor’s degree from UC Merced in 2012, will serve a two-year term beginning in July and continuing through June 2024. In addition to his new role, Ellis will be recognized as an active...
February 18, 2022
"Until recently, the Silicon Valley enclave of Woodside was best known as the home of many wealthy tech entrepreneurs, including Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who built a $200-million replica of a Japanese feudal castle across 23 acres of land. But then Woodside got cougars involved. For...
January 25, 2022
We are thrilled to announce that UC Merced political science Ph.D. Ada Johnson-Kanu will join the University of Kentucky's Political Science Department as an assistant professor this coming academic year! Please join us in wishing Ada the very best in her academic appointment and all her...
January 25, 2022
Many congratulations to UC Merced doctoral candidate Peter Cary and co-authors Curtis Bell, Emily Ritter (formerly of UC Merced's Political Science Department), and Scott Wolford on their newly published article in the Journal of Peace Research discussing the effects of expected...

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