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June 7, 2017
UC Merced’s branch of the Blum Center for Developing Economies rebooted this spring with a faculty-led effort to spend two years working on becoming the hub for all food-security-related research and outreach on and off campus. Part of that effort includes seed grants for UC Merced...
June 5, 2017
UC Merced is partnering with the Merced County Fair to support Mercy Medical Center’s "We Care Wednesday" Community Food Drive presented by EECU and University Industrial Park. Anyone can join the fight against hunger and gain free admittance to the fair by bringing five or more...
May 22, 2017
UC Merced’s Athletics Department has hired women's volleyball coach and alumnus Surabordin "Ai" Prachumsri as the men's volleyball head coach. He will remain coach of the women’s team, as well. After stepping in midseason as interim head coach of the men...
May 19, 2017
The seventh annual Building Future Champions Dinner and Auction and the 20th annual Ma Kelley Memorial Shoot-Out golf tournament, held over two days last month at the Turlock Golf and Country Club, were a win-win for participants and for UC Merced Athletics. Keynote speaker Dave Dravecky, a former...
May 18, 2017
Mark T. Harris, J.D., has been appointed to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council by Gov. Jerry Brown. Harris is a continuing lecturer of management and business economics at UC Merced since 2008 and a practicing attorney in Sacramento. From 1999 to 2001, Harris served as...
April 28, 2017
UC Merced’s Athletics Department has hired Mike Barbee as men's and women's cross country coach. A 14-year coaching veteran with experience at the NCAA, community college and high school levels, Barbee joins the Bobcats as the fourth head coach in program history. "We are...
April 24, 2017
Student leaders, advisors, campus organizations and athletes were recognized at the annual the Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center 2017 Leadership Awards celebration on April 23. A campuswide selection committee chose the winners for their outstanding performance in a variety of student...
April 13, 2017
Earth Week is UC Merced’s chance to highlight some of the ways the campus community is committed to being good stewards of the environment. From working to divert all waste from the landfill to operating smart energy-monitoring systems in buildings to help reduce the campus’s...
April 11, 2017
UC Merced’s Cheer Team traveled to Anaheim last month to compete alongside 11 other teams in the 2017 USA Collegiate Championships, placing second in the Four-Year Large Coed division.             Overall, 49 colleges were represented at...
April 10, 2017
With nine seniors graduating, the UC Merced’s women’s soccer will take to the field with many new faces in the fall, including Hannah Brown at the helm. Brown was recently named the team’s second head coach, after Megan Atoigue stepped down last month. As the lead assistant...
April 5, 2017
Join renowned artist Dwight Wigley and create your own piece of a community art project. As part of the annual Merced Art Hop, everyone is invited to paint tiles that will be placed into a structure designed by Wigley to create a collective work of art. Each contributor will be photographed with...
April 5, 2017
School of Natural Sciences Dean Juan Meza was recently elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Committee on Council Affairs. His selection became official during this year’s annual AAAS conference in Boston in late February. His term lasts two years...
April 3, 2017
April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on campus and across the nation. A series of events hosted by UC Merced’s Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) Office. give campus community members opportunities to increase awareness and advocate for sexual assault prevention...
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...