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March 2, 2022
Artists and activists from around the country, including Merced, are taking part in a unique six-day film festival dedicated to social justice issues. The artists, along with leading scholars, will meet through UC Merced for Todo Cambia: Merced Human Rights Film Festival, which runs March 5-10. The...
February 1, 2022
“Letters2Maybe,” the latest film by Professor Yehuda Sharim with UC Merced’s Department of Global Arts Studies, premiers next week at the New Jersey International Film Festival and a second time at the Houston Iranian Film Festival. “Letters2Maybe” focuses on the experiences of different immigrant...
November 1, 2021
We are excited to announce that Professor David Kaminsky’s book Social Partner Dance: Body, Sound, and Space (2020) won the Kealiinohomoku Award of the Dance, Movement, and Gesture’s section at the Society for Ethnomusicology’s annual meeting!  This award recognizes an...
October 28, 2021
After a two-month run at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, a UC Merced professor's exhibit is now available for viewing across the globe. "Central Valley Portraits," an exhibit by Department of Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies Professor Yehuda Sharim, is being showcased virtually...
July 21, 2021
There's no doubt that it's been a tough year. A global pandemic, political division, social unrest, wildfires and more have inundated people's lives. Now, a local exhibit created by a UC Merced professor looks to give people a closeup look at these trying times as they're experienced in Merced,...
June 17, 2021
A UC Merced professor's latest work has been selected for a pair of international film festivals this year. Global Arts, Media, and Writing Studies Professor Yehuda Sharim is having his short film "Red Line Lullaby" featured in the International Video Poetry Film Festival in Athens. The work has...
May 20, 2021
Global arts Professor Yehuda Sharim's 2019 documentary "Songs That Never End" continues to garner attention both on and off the screen. The film, along with two of his previous works — "We Are in It" (2016) and "Seeds of All Things" (2018) — ...
May 7, 2020
“Songs that Never End,” Professor Yehuda Sharim’s intimate film about a family transitioning from Iran to life in Texas, is a finalist contender in the International Documentary Film Festival Vienna and will stream on the festival’s site for one week starting...
February 7, 2020
Antonio Sanchez broke new ground for musical storytelling with his award-winning soundtrack for “Birdman.” He’s earned multiple Grammys for his work with guitar master Pat Metheny. Now, Sanchez, one of the most acclaimed drummers and composers in jazz today, is heading to...
December 20, 2019
A collaboration among the city of Merced, community members and the University of California Merced is bringing a little night music back to the Merced Open Air Theater. Friday evening concerts will begin at the outdoor half-shell, in Applegate Park, starting in summer 2020. Seeking a way to...

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