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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...
Graduate student David Vinson, left, and Professor Rick Dale studied a dataset that contains roughly 330,000 reviews of more than 15,000 businesses. People’s attitudes could affect the amount of information they share...
SpARC manager Erin Mutch recently talked about the importance of GIS to a group of high school students. Like many children on long car trips, Erin Mutch often asked "Where are we?" But instead of telling her, Mutch’s...
Along with 11 other elite campuses, UC Merced’s engineering program will participate in a two-year program to benefit undergraduate students and the San Joaquin Valley..  University of California, Merced, was...
Two UC Merced graduate students will continue their research into world heritage with the support of prestigious Marie Curie Fellowships.
The heat generated by smartphones and other electronic devices could be harnessed to also power them, according to compelling research out of the University of California, Merced. Physics Professor Michael Scheibner’s...
Amrine’s contribution to UC Merced quickly went beyond the laboratory — she was elected to serve as the Campus Affairs Officer for the Graduate Student Association, a post she held for two years. Katherine Amrine...
Solar panels will be added later this year to the Half Dome residence hall, part of The Summits.The California Architectural Foundation gave UC Merced the Owings Award for Environmental Excellence, adding to the slew...
Smoke-free laws may help encourage dentists to recommend that their patients kick the smoking habit, according to new research co-authored by UC Merced Professor Mariaelena Gonzalez. The paper, published in the...
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a Grammy-award-winning singing troupe, brings its blend of vocal harmonies to Merced as part of Arts UC Merced Presents spring event lineup.I 
Former U.S. Undersecretary for the Department of Energy Kristina Johnson and Superior Court Judge Paul Lo will address the Class of 2014 .  The University of California, Merced, has selected CEO of Enduring...
One of the world’s oldest civilizations – with the worst air pollution and the coldest capital city – will employ cutting-edge technology from the newest UC campus starting in February. Professor Roland Winston, who...
The International Conference on the Black Arts Movement and Legacies will be held on March 1 and 2 on campus.  Scholarly panels, poetry, art, theatre presentations and workshops on a wide variety of topics from the...
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 University of California,...
In its inaugural intercollegiate season, the UC Merced men’s soccer team showed plenty of promise by defeating the eventual conference champions and producing the California Pacific Conference freshman player of the...
The protected land adjoining the northeast corner of campus is officially part of the UC Natural Reserve System now that the UC Board of Regents gave the proposed reserve final approval today at its January meeting....
A day off meant a day of service for some UC Merced students and staff and faculty members who volunteered to help spruce up Luther Burbank Elementary School in Merced as part of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr....
Newest UC campus anticipates most talented and diverse class in the campus’s history next fall.  As the 10th campus in the UC system approaches the start of its 10th academic year, the University of California,...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland attends an exclusive event today to talk about increasing funding and resources for low-income and undocumented students.  The University of California, Merced, unveiled six ambitious new...
Professor Susana Ramirez, who is particularly interested in Latino health, plans to partner with San Joaquin Valley communities in her research, as well as using the findings to improve residents’ health.From sunrise...
In addition to helping develop a treatment for sickle cell disease, Forman is studying how people, as they age, become more susceptible to tissue damage caused by air pollution.You probably know that carbon monoxide...
UC Merced researchers will develop solutions to regional problems that arise from balancing three limited resources – water, food and energy – thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.
The saga of LBD – the scrappy, stray canine who roamed the UC Merced campus for two months while eluding the many Good Samaritans concerned for his wellbeing — came to a happy conclusion Wednesday after he was safely...
Between record enrollment and research expenditures, a massive economic impact on the San Joaquin Valley, new buildings and a visit from the new UC president, the University of California, Merced, has had a big year....
Professor Nathan Monroe produced a study that shows UC Merced political science professors are frequently publishing with top journals and presses.UC Merced political science professors publish in leading journals and...
Irvin Arroyo attends UC Merced with help from a particularly prestigious scholarship from the USDA and CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiative.UC Merced doctoral candidate Irvin Arroyo might have been destined for...
$2.2 million in funding will enhance resources and support for transfer students while enriching the campus community .  University life can be hard, and for transfer students, it often proves even more daunting...
The newest UC campus prides itself on its commitment to community service and helping others.
Jose Garcia, a fourth-year student, will spend next summer as the only intern in Chevron Oronite’s Tribology division, with a small group of researchers who delve into lubricants, additives and the relationship between...
The 5-year-old project, which has already provided unprecedented information for water managers, will continue into 2018 and help rural and urban economies.  Research in the Sierra Nevada central to addressing...
UC Merced is doubling down on its solar commitment. The campus is looking at installing rooftop solar systems on up to 11 main campus buildings and the chancellor’s residence, moving the campus closer to meeting its...
Bodo Winter is studying cognitive science and is part of an interdisciplinary program that integrates methods and approaches from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and computer science.Most students don...
As the world continues to amass more digital data everyday, thousands of skilled mathematicians will be needed to slice it into meaningful pieces that can help power the information economy. With the help of an $880,...
Graduate student Ryan Lucas is living a mountain-lover’s dream through his research. As part of engineering Professor Martha Conklin’s meadows-hydrology lab, he gets to spend a lot of time in the Sierra Nevada in...
For Melissa Ugaldes and many San Joaquin Valley high school students like her, a University of California education might not be an obvious option.
Graduate student Portia Mira has always liked helping people and learning ever since she found refuge in school from her dysfunctional home life. She focuses on taking care of others, including her younger, disabled...
An upcoming forum will generate more discussion about the disease and aid in developing a plan to improve healthcare, research and community interventions.  Seeking to combat a debilitating and sometimes fatal...
Emmanuel Villanueva, a junior from Fresno, is one of the four students in the Minority Access to Research Careers program.A dozen UC Merced undergraduates will gain an edge in their journey toward a career in...
UC Merced's research and growth is having a significant effect on the San Joaquin Valley as the local economy rebounds from a deep recession.  The nearly $1 billion the University of California, Merced, has...
A research team comprising faculty members in cognitive science, applied mathematics and evolutionary biology hopes to understand more about how molecules and languages adapt in similar ways..  An interdisciplinary...
UC Merced's investment in cutting-edge research has increased by more than 9 percent in 2012-13, another example of the university's commitment to solving society's challenging problems.  Research...
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California, Merced, created a material that shrinks when heated, a new way of enabling a material to move using light or low-energy heat, and also...
Two University of California, Merced, students – Viridiana Murillo and Alexandro Perez-Tovar – won first prize in their divisions at the recent Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in...
Julio Flores spent part of the summer conducting research at Georgia Regents University as part of the Undergraduate Physician Scientist and Research Training (UPSTaRT) program.First, UC Merced senior Julio Flores...
UC Merced’s first Ph.D. graduate is back on campus. But this time, Ricardo Cisneros isn’t enrolled as a student; he’s a professor instead. Cisneros, who earned his doctorate in Environmental Systems from the School of...