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May 16, 2022
“Working toward a college degree amid a global pandemic was anything but easy, but the work and resilience the UC Merced Class of 2022 has possessed throughout their undergraduate career deserves to be acknowledged, congratulated and immensely celebrated at this year's commencement....
March 4, 2022
The English program and the entire University of California Merced community mourns the passing of our colleague, teacher, and friend Dr. Jan Goggans. At a memorial event on March 2, 2022, several colleagues, students, and former students paid tribute: Student Kaylin Insyarath: "As I...
December 1, 2021
The newest issue of UC Merced's literary magazine The Vernal Pool was released in December 2021, and many English majors took part in its creation. Remy Sumida-Tate ('22) served as editor in chief, and it was copyedited by Arianna Mengel ('22), with Miranda Rosas (...
November 25, 2021
UC Merced recently spotlighted the accomplishments of Cat Flores, a senior English major who is using her literary and writing skills to make waves in the music industry, as a rep for Grammy U, songwriter, and recording artist. She has also conducted research on music's role in...
July 24, 2021
In this fascinating disucssion with Dr. Randall Martin and Rebecca Salazar, Sofia ('22) talks about approaching theatre and the outdoors as a woman of color, and about her experiences starring in Shakespeare in Yosemite's Imogen in the Wild. 
June 7, 2021
English majors are making waves with their cutting edge research, fulfiling UC Merced's promise of granting access to undergradauate student researchers. Read more about these programs here. Savie Luce ('21) graduated with High Honors in the English program after completing...
June 7, 2021
Globe 4 Globe: Shakespeare and the Climate Emergency is a major international conference looking at the relationships between William Shakespeare's works and the current climate crisis. UC Merced co-hosted the virtual event with the world-famous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in...
March 1, 2021
The project, co-created by UC Merced English majors Cat Flores and Maria Nguyen-Cruz with UC Merced GASP major Angel Nuñez, UC Merced English lecturer Billy Wolfgang, and Merced Shakespearefest, was featured in this article, and highlighted in an international news story on Axios about the...
December 19, 2020
In fall 2020, Dr. Bristin Jones's Nature Writing and the Environment wrote and performed an original Zoom play, The House Off Olive Avenue: Quarantine Voices in the San Joaquín Valley. The students read Cherríe Moraga’s play Heroes and Saints, and were inspired by...

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