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October 11, 2021
CIS PhD Candidate Shannon Proksch has received the Cognitive & Information Sciences Graduate Student Spotlight Award for her exciting research and invaluable service to the department. Congrats, Shannon! Read more about Shannon in her "spotlight" feature on the main page of the School...
October 8, 2021
CIS Professor and Vice Provost for the Faculty Teenie Matlock was interviewed by USA Today regarding applications of her research to breast cancer treatment.  Read the interview here.
October 5, 2021
Professor Carolyn Dicey Jennings is publishing a new textbook! Mind, Cognition, and Neuroscience introduces cognitive science to a philosophical and interdisciplinary audience. Prof. Jennings co-edited the textbook with Benjamin D. Young, and it contains chapters from three other CIS faculty: Prof...
October 5, 2021
Profs. Colin Holbrook and Ramesh Balsubramaniam, in collaboration with recent CIS alum Dr. Chelsea Gordon, current CIS PhD student Shannon Proksch, recent CIS graduate Harmony Makhfi, and UCLA neuroscientist Prof. Marco Iacoboni, have published a paper in Social Neuroscience on their...
September 15, 2021
Prof. Dan Hicks' paper "Open Science, the Replication Crisis, and Environmental Public Health" has been published in the interdisciplinary journal Accountability in Research. The paper examines the relationship between open science practices and ongoing concerns about the...
September 13, 2021
Prof. Tyler Marghetis was interviewed on the Complexity Podcast, where he discussed his research on regimes and ruptures across timescales — from the frustration and creativity of mathematicians and musicians to the bursts of innovation that appear to punctuate civilization and the biosphere...
August 12, 2021
Ben Falandays, a Ph.D. student in Cognitive and Information Sciences, was awarded the Marr Prize Marr Prize for Best Student Paper at the Cognitive Science Society’s annual conference. Read more about Ben's award winning research here. His award-winning paper, co-authored with CIS Prof....
April 29, 2021
In Spring 2021, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomed a new Professor: Dr. Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz. We asked Zenaida about her background, research and teaching interests, and why she’s excited about UC Merced. See her responses below. What is your background? I was born in...
April 26, 2021
Philosophy major Alisha Nesslage is going to have a busy summer. She’s been accepted to two selective summer programs for philosophers-in-training: the 2021 Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy (hosted by the University of Colorado, Boulder) and the Summer Program for Women in Philosophy (...
April 22, 2021
CIS Professor Teenie Matlock's recent research on countering climate change was featured in the Los Angeles Times. A preprint of the paper may be found here.

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