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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...
December 18, 2020
Political Science Professor Jessica Trounstine’s book, Segregation By Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities, is the basis for a new initiative by the Association of Bay Area Governments/Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Trounstine and her research team, that...
November 6, 2020
John F. Kennedy won the 1960 presidential election by such a narrow margin that it’s easy to imagine how history might have turned out differently. What if Kennedy had lost a key endorsement or Richard Nixon had better prepared for the first debate? What if it had rained on...
November 3, 2020
In 2018, Fresno Democrat TJ Cox edged three-term GOP Rep. David Valadao by 862 votes in a contest that wasn’t decided until nearly a month after election day. The two Central Valley politicians are back this year for a rematch in what has become one of the nation’s most expensive...

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