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UC Merced Alumnus’s Rim Fire Map Generates Lots of Attention

As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, a former UC Merced student’s work related to the fire burned up the Internet this week.

Paul Doherty, the first Yosemite park ranger to complete a doctoral degree at UC Merced, graduated in the spring and now works as a public safety technology specialist for Esri, a company that provides GIS mapping for a variety of applications.

UC Merced Welcomes Four New Board of Trustee Members

University of California, Merced, welcomes four new members to the UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees.

Representing an expansive and influential network, the newest members are: Gary Kremen, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and founder of Match.com; Christine Long, Merced almond processor and agricultural industry leader; Kevin Sweeney, senior vice president and director of sales for Wells Fargo; and Eric Wright, former San Francisco 49er and head of the San Francisco 49er alumni association. They are elected to three-year terms.

Record Enrollment, Larger Faculty, Increased Emphasis on Research and Graduate Programs Mark Campus's Ninth Year

The University of California, Merced, kicks off its 2013-14 academic year today with the largest and most diverse class of incoming freshmen, the largest contingent of graduate students, the largest total enrollment and the largest body of faculty members in its history, the university said today.

South African Reconciliation Leader to Receive Spendlove Prize

Jonathan D. Jansen, vice chancellor and rector of the University of the Free State and South Africa’s first black dean, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance.

The University of California, Merced, will award the prize to Jansen during an evening ceremony Oct. 28 on campus. 

Building Earns Campus 11th LEED Certification

UC Merced announces the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded platinum LEED certification to the Social Sciences and Management Building.

Every building project on campus has already or is expected to attain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, meaning it meets or exceeds standards for sustainability.

UC Merced is being built green from the ground up, with a deep commitment to sustainability in all forms, from landscaping and water to recycling and energy efficiency.

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