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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.
January 26, 2021
The CIS Department at UC Merced is proud to announce that Teenie Matlock, Professor of Cognitive and Information Sciences and Vice Provost for Academic Personnel, has received the fifth annual Athena Award. The Athena award is part of the University of California’s Women in Tech Initiative,...
January 25, 2021
Faculty and students in the Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences have been leveraging the many tools of cognitive science to help understand and respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Assistant Professor Lace Padilla and colleagues received nearly $200,000 from the National Science...
August 20, 2020
In Fall 2020, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Assistant Professor Dr. Rachel Ryskin. We asked Rachel about her background, research and teaching interests, and why she’s excited about UC Merced. See her responses below. What is your background? My parents...
April 21, 2020
Carolyn Dicey Jennings, UC Merced associate professor of Cognitive and Information Sciences, published her first book this spring, "The Attending Mind," with Cambridge University Press (UC has free access to the contents here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/attending-mind/...
April 3, 2020
UC Merced Cognitive Science Professor Michael Spivey has published a new book titled, “Who You Are: The Science of Connectedness,”  which is forthcoming from MIT Press. Who are you? Are you just a brain? A brain and a body? All the things you have done and the friends you have...
December 9, 2019
In Fall 2019, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Assistant Professor, Dr. Daniel Hicks We asked Daniel about their background, research interests, and why they're excited about UC Merced. See their responses below.  What is your background? I was...
December 9, 2019
In Fall 2019, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Assistant Professor Dr. Hanna Gunn. We asked Hanna about her background, research interests, and why she’s excited about UC Merced. See her responses below. What is your background? I thought I...

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