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June 3, 2024
The UC Merced senate, Provost and Chancellor have approved a Neuroscience Major, to be launched in the Fall of 2025. Students enrolled in the Neuroscience Major will have the option of choosing between a bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. The Bachelor of Arts will have less emphasis on...
April 11, 2024
Dr Rachel Ryskin in Cognitive Science wins a career award from the National Science Foundation for her proposal entitled "Tracking correlation or inferring causation: How human language processing adapts to the environment" See link to award announcement at
March 28, 2024
In this interview, "Dr. Ge shared how her childhood experience inspired her to study science and what makes the primary cilium fascinating."
September 1, 2023
The American Physiological Society has selected a recently published article from the Backer-Shahin Lab as the article demonstrating distinction in scholarship in the Journal of Neurophysiology for the month of September ( The article's title is "...
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June 20, 2023
Dr. Xuecai (Susan) Ge wins NSF career award (Title: Mechanistic studies of cilium proteins in cell signaling) and an NIH R01 (Title: Regulation of the Hedgehog Pathway by new cilium proteins in development and disease).
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June 12, 2023
Professor Ahmed Sabbir Arif has received a CAREER award for his research into non-acoustic, image-based speech input on mobile devices. He is the 35th researcher from UC Merced to earn a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read full article
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June 7, 2023
  The Senate Award for Distinguished Early Career Research (for non-tenured faculty) is intended to encourage and recognize individuals for research and/or other creative activities that have had a major impact on the field, either through a sustained record of contributions or through a...
Visualization of music waves. Image by image: Piotr Siedlecki/
June 2, 2023
  The workshop explores information architectures as sociotechnical competitions Article on Image credit: Piotr Siedlecki/
Book cover of Modeling Social Behavior by Paul Smaldino
May 22, 2023
  Dr Paul Smaldino publishes book Modeling Social Behavior: Mathematical and Agent-Based Models of Social Dynamics and Cultural Evolution Available at Princeton University Press