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March 22, 2017
Lambda Alliance, in collaboration with other campus units, offices and departments, will host UC Merced’s annual Pride Week program celebrating LGBTQ+ identity and culture. From April 3-9, students and staff and faculty members are encouraged to participate in numerous activities taking...
March 13, 2017
The contest for top honors in UC Merced’s Grad Slam competition will be even more intense this year thanks to a generous donation from Jane Binger, Ed.D., and her husband, Robert Bernstein, M.D. Binger and Bernstein — a UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees diplomat and a UC Merced...
February 28, 2017
Computer enthusiasts from all areas of study gathered at UC Merced earlier this month for the second annual HackMerced competition. Nearly 400 high school and university students from all over the world comprised more than 40 teams vying for bragging rights and $7,250 in prizes. The goal? Design,...
February 17, 2017
Teaching writing is both a science and art. As the field of education moves more toward inclusiveness and embracing diversity, however, the art and science of writing — and how to teach it — becomes more challenging. Two new books by Merritt Writing Program instructor Iris Ruiz serve...
February 10, 2017
Everyone is invited to hear UC Merced Professor Clarissa Nobile, this year’s Pellissier Distinguished Speaker, discussing biofilms. “Microbial Films: Why are They Important? How do They Form? And What Does This Mean for You?” looks at biofilms, the predominant growth state of...
January 19, 2017
Social Justice Initiatives and the Office of Campus Climate will host “Talking Circles,” a space to create dialogue about inclusive opportunities at UC Merced, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20. The space is open to the campus community for reflection, quiet contemplation, crafting and...
January 13, 2017
UC Merced Professor Rick Dale is a recipient of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) Early Career Impact Award from the Society for Computers in Psychology. Dale, a cognitive scientist in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, studies how our...
January 12, 2017
The Merced 2020 Project — UC Merced’s unprecedented, $1.3 billion campus expansion plan — has been named the “Americas P3 Deal of the Year” in Thomson Reuters’ Project Finance International (PFI) Awards. The PFI Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for...
January 11, 2017
UC Merced history Professor Mario Sifuentez will present a lecture, “Histories and the Graphic Novel,” at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Sifuentez will discuss how the medium of the graphic novel has shaped history and how history has shaped the medium....
January 3, 2017
Join UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer as he and his colleagues explore the world’s highest cave tombs, revealing new details about the lives of the people who settled the Himalaya, in the season premiere of “NOVA” on PBS. In “Secrets of the Sky Tombs,”...
December 20, 2016
UC Merced will host its fourth annual Symposium on the Child and Family from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28, offering a day of talks by researchers on the theme of “Strong Families: Fostering Healthy Parent-Child Relationships and Child Development.” The symposium is designed to be of...
December 20, 2016
  From canned food to toys, UC Merced campus members enthusiastically contributed to a host of philanthropic activities this holiday season, all of which benefit the greater Merced community.   These efforts further the campus's goal of improving the quality of life for individuals...
November 28, 2016
Students in the UC Merced Global Arts Studies Program will present “Voices of the Revolutionary Theatre Collective” Dec. 8 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. The production will explore the history of embedded racism through excerpts from the plays of Luis Valdez, Marvin X, Ben...
November 23, 2016
More than 90 students from high schools in Tulare and Fresno counties visited UC Merced last week to gain practical information and resources to help them prepare for and apply to the University of California. The event was the second of two held this month as part of Achieve UC, a systemwide...
November 10, 2016
The UC Merced Cheer Team is stepping up to support its neighbors. Nearby Merced College doesn’t have an active spirit squad, so UC Merced’s team will root on the sidelines for the Blue Devils’ football team when it takes on Cabrillo College on Saturday (Nov. 12). For cheer team...
October 25, 2016
The Student Sustainability Council is hosting the second annual EcoFest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, on Scholars Lane, hoping to encourage the campus’s culture of sustainability. “Our theme is growth — celebrating our growth as a campus but also students’...
October 19, 2016
UC Merced’s H. Rajender Reddy Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Health Promotion received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), distinguishing the university from many other...
October 17, 2016
UC Merced is one of three campuses in the University of California system to team up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to prepare young Californians for college success. The partnership begins with three pilot projects in Merced, Pasadena and San Francisco, with the goal to reach more...
October 12, 2016
UC Merced will honor Anita Hill as the 10th recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance in an Oct. 24 ceremony at the Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public, but ...
October 7, 2016
UC Merced has been chosen as the hub of an archiving initiative aimed to document and preserve the history of the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE). Lisa Vallen has been hired by UC Merced under a memorandum of understanding with the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) to lead...