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UC Merced’s 2,100 resident students are gearing up for a month-long battle in which no one will get hurt. They might have greasy hair, though. The 2014 Water Battle – to see which residence hall can save the most water...
An exhibit of Nicandro's works, along with the new piece of art, will be on display from Oct. 10 through mid-November.Arts UC Merced Presents will bring internationally renowned artist Gronk Nicandro to the San Joaquin...
Faculty Hires Increase Scope of Campus Research Expertise.  UC Merced has hired 32 faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year, giving the campus 212 tenure-track professors who expand the depth and breadth of...
Sacramento-native Keith Ellis regrets not taking a couple opportunities that crossed his path at UC Merced. But, as he says, he needed time to sleep and attend classes. Ellis says current and prospective students...
Professor Carolin Frank will collect $1.6 million over the next four years to continue researching the nitrogen-fixing bacteria that live in pine needles and to work with the Sierra Foothill Charter School, which she...
UC Merced is sponsoring the former U.S. secretary of labor’s visit to screen “Inequality for All,” in which he is the presenter, followed by a discussion and Q&A.  Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich,...
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.”
Extreme changes in seasonality in the Sierra Nevada can have lasting impacts on meadow health and could mean less water and carbon storage in high elevation wetlands, according to research conducted at UC Merced.
Thousands of UC students soon could receive checks to offset some of their college-related expenses through a new state program aimed at assisting middle-class families.
As the climate warms, sources of the water so critical to life everywhere on Earth are drying up. By the end of this century, communities dependent on freshwater from mountain-fed rivers could see significantly less...
UC President Janet Napolitano (far right) visited UC Merced to learn more about the campus dining center's focus on sustainability.UC Merced is recruiting three students to be part of the UC Global Food Initiative,...
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...
UC Merced begins 10th year with record student enrollment, strong focus on growth, research and academic priorities.  The University of California, Merced, marks a major milestone today with the start of the 2014-...
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...
The discovery of a new, rare species of monkey flower by Professor Jason Sexton provides clues as to how new species are born. Sexton, who researches the monkey flowers that grow wild throughout California, and are...
Researchers reveal state is overextended, using complicated and outdated policies, and that information about rights to water resources is incomplete and needs an overhaul.  MERCED, Calif. — California is deficit...
A $500,000 donation from the John Elia Education Endowment Trust will aid undergraduate and graduate students at UC Merced .  Throughout his 51-year teaching career, John Elia made a profound impact on the...
Spending a summer finding ways to make toilet water reusable and trying to extract urine from wastewater might not sound glamorous. But the results of the work two UC Merced students are doing through a prestigious...
The campus will now develop a short-list of teams to which the request for proposals will be released later this year..  MERCED, Calif. — In a strong indication of broad interest in partnering with the University...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland and UC President Janet Napolitano spent time in Yosemite last week with students.A two-day visit to Yosemite gave University of California President Janet Napolitano an up-close look at UC...
UC Merced Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson and founding faculty member Professor Roger Bales have been named members of UC President Janet Napolitano’s new Global Climate Leadership Council. The...
 
Professor Clarissa J. Nobile pinpointed four core proteins — all members of a histone deacetylase complex — that control how the biofilm forms, and learned what happens when they’re changed. A biology professor at the...
UC Merced is one of the greenest campuses in the nation, with 100 percent of its new construction having earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Those certifications have been earned on the...
UC Merced is the highest bidder for a piece of publicly auctioned land across from the Merced Civic Center. UC Merced is the top bidder for a piece of publicly auctioned land in downtown Merced that will likely serve...
Professor Florin Rusu’s passion for analyzing voluminous amounts of data has won him a prestigious early-career award from the federal Department of Energy, making him the fifth of the nine eligible faculty members in...
There’s a tendency for researchers to only study leftist movements, but a new book co-edited by UC Merced sociology Professor Nella Van Dyke analyzes the Tea Party movement.
Two UC Cooperative Extension specialists are being deployed to UC Merced to take advantage of its location at the center of California agriculture and build on ongoing research into agriculturally significant matters...
Southern California Edison has been selected as this year’s recipient of the UC Merced School of Engineering Vanguard Margin of Excellence Award. “Southern California Energy’s partnership with UC Merced has created...
Deidre "De" AckerCampus Ombuds Deidre “De” Acker has been appointed Staff Advisor-designate for 2014-16, UC President Janet Napolitano announced this week.
Patricia Leslie is the first in her family to attend college. And the UC Merced senior is making the most of it, both on campus and beyond.
Eitaro Ishigaki is among the artists who will be studied by Professor ShiPu Wang. Photo courtesy of the SmithsonianFor the past several years, art history Professor ShiPu Wang has been on a detective mission to find...
Climate change is creating two problems. One is understanding and addressing its impact on the world. The other is convincing large swaths of the public that it is, in fact, a reality. In an effort to spur people to...
At two weekend ceremonies, UC Merced conferred degrees on more than 1,000 commencement candidates who said goodbye to the campus they called home for the past four or more years of their lives.
Growing up in Bangkok, Surabordin Prachumsri knew what he wanted to do at an early age. Now in his final year at UC Merced, that hasn’t changed for the 22-year-old. “My mom is an anthropologist, and I always liked...
University Communications announces the online release of the Spring issue of UC Merced Magazine. In an effort to keep campus supporters in the Central Valley aware of UC Merced's research, faculty, students and...
Student teams are developing working— and sometimes patentable — solutions to the engineering challenges faced by partnering agencies and businesses from the region.  MERCED, Calif. — From disposable drones mapping...
Students Jamie Sweet and Vanessa Estavillo have much more in common than a love of UC Merced, a legacy of leadership and being members of the Class of 2014.
The National Science Foundation is honoring UC Merced Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe with a Faculty Early Career Development Award to support her examination of how soil helps regulate the climate. The awards are given...
Five words from one of American history’s most famous speeches inspired Dalton Rogers to contribute to society. He was called to public service in high school when he read President John F. Kennedy’s call to action — "...
For Helen Dahman, college was always more marathon than sprint. Now 73, Dahman was just out of high school when she took her first college classes. But she wasn’t ready then and instead entered the workforce, married...
The entrepreneurial mindset is as much an inherent part of the atmosphere at UC Merced as it is at any start-up. But now two students, Eduardo Rojas-Flores and Nick Fong, are on a mission to help bring even greater...
Improvements for a ubiquitous device that cools high-powered electronics aboard military aircraft could do more than just earn a group of engineering students their senior capstone design credits. It could also win a...
The environment affects the way genetic populations move, and similar environments likely play a bigger role in how a species develops than does geographic distance. Those are just two of the discoveries Professor...
The summit takes place April 25 at the state Capitol and features some of the University of California’s most accomplished researchers on water and drought .  Two researchers from the University of California,...
As part of its 2020 Project, UC Merced seeks a private partner to nearly double size of the 10th University of California campus through a mixed-use, master-planned development..  The selected development team will...
In a megadrought like the one California is experiencing, people tend to look at how much rainfall has come along. But it also matters when the snowmelt releases its cache, because the snowpack is the state’s natural...
UC Merced Professor Eric Walle is part of a growing psychology group that includes experts with in health, quantitative and developmental psychology and affiliated faculty in public health and cognitive science.Infants...
UC Merced students are now using some of the latest and most popular Microsoft Office applications without having to dig into their wallets.
"Perplexed," by Nereyda Martinez can be seen in the UC Merced Art Gallery. UC Merced artists will showcase their talent during the campus’s annual Bobcat Art Show, which starts its month-long run Monday in...
The center is bringing Yale University Professor James Scott to campus for its first "Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities."The UC Merced Center for the Humanities has turned the world upside down.
Large, naturally occurring low-oxygen zones in the Pacific appear to be expanding, and there is a sharp change in the number of bacteria that produce and consume different forms of toxic sulfur, according to a UC...
TaNayiah Bryels didn’t get the lead role of Mary in her first-grade Christmas pageant, but it did spark a lifelong interest in theater.
Warlaumont and her co-authors studied 13,836 hours of daylong audio recordings of caregivers and children to better understand how parents respond to children’s sounds.Verbal interactions between parents and children...
UC Merced Professor Kara McCloskey was recently awarded a highly competitive $500,000 grant to continue tackling significant, unresolved issues in human stem cell biology, as part of an effort to enhance stem-cell...
Discussions include the impact of the illness on farmworkers, children and the economy, its biological basis and misconceptions, and challenges detecting and treating valley fever .  Valley fever, described as a “...
Conserving resources is just a part of the fabric of UC Merced. So it should come as no surprise that university leaders say the campus can not only meet President Janet Napolitano’s call to cut water consumption by 20...
Economists like Whalley want to know what kind of additional benefits universities create — the spillover effects of the new knowledge and discoveries.A $1 increase in university spending generates an 89 cent increase...
Graduate school is a constant state of discovery, something UC Merced alumna Jackie Shay credits for her current passion: fungus.
California’s drought is a major topic, including on the UC Merced campus.   It will be among the subjects explored during this year’s Research Week, from March 10 through 14. The annual event includes a brunch...