Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, an author, UC Berkeley professor of public policy and economic expert is coming to Merced to show the film “Inequality for All” and engage with the audience afterward.
The event is sponsored by the University of California, Merced’s Office of the Chancellor and the campus’s Blum Center for Developing Economies.
Shy in high school, Rachel Fang didn’t want to follow the same pattern as a UC Merced student.
“I decided that I was going to change,” Fang said. “I wanted to be more outspoken.”
UC Merced is recruiting three students to be part of the UC Global Food Initiative, which aims to address how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025.
The campus has three $2,500 food fellowships open to undergraduate and graduate students, and applications are being accepted through Sept. 30 on Chancellor Dorothy Leland's website. The recipients will be announced in mid-October. The proposal will be evaluated on how they can advance the UC Global Food Initiative.
The University of California, Merced, marks a major milestone today with the start of the 2014-15 academic year – its 10th since opening its doors in 2005 as the first new UC campus in 40 years.
“We begin the year with our strongest class of incoming freshmen and the largest and most diverse student body in our history,” said UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland. “The hopes and aspirations of these talented young scholars serve as a poignant reminder of why UC Merced was established and the promise it holds for many generations to come.”
The long-awaited Science and Engineering Building 2 officially opens today, providing more space for instruction, research and offices.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 1 p.m.
Thirty months in the making, the building is designed to foster interdisciplinary work for researchers across UC Merced.
“We’re continuing a concept that has been important since the campus itself was being planned – collaboration between the schools,” Academic Facilities Planning Director Steve Rabedeaux said.
UC Merced researchers will develop a virtual center to support parents and caregivers, as well as health and other professionals in detecting and treating Merced County children with developmental disorders, work made possible by a grant from First 5 Merced County.
Throughout his 51-year teaching career, John Elia made a profound impact on the lives of more than 10,000 students. Now, his legacy will continue through an endowment created by his family.
A generous gift from the John Elia Education Endowment Trust will fund scholarships, fellowships and programs at the University of California, Merced.
UC Merced is the top bidder for a piece of publicly auctioned land in downtown Merced that will likely serve as the site of a building for staff members, a significant step forward in the campus’s 2020 Project, designed to accelerate campus growth.