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Management major Leanne McKenzie and economics major Mustafa Nawabzada are interning at the California State Assembly chief clerk’s office.Students Leanne McKenzie and Mustafa Nawabzada are getting an up-close look at...
Students play games and participate in Earth Day activities.Sustainability being a campus hallmark, it’s no surprise the UC Merced campus takes Earth Day very seriously, even though the events planned are fun. Each...
The appearance of functional flexibility early in the first year of human life may have been a critical step in the evolution of human language.  The squeals, vowel-like sounds and growls made by infants are...
"Paying for the Party" shows how a Midwest university accommodated the interests of socially oriented and out-of-state students to the detriment of students from less privileged backgrounds..   Many...
As everyone knows, space is limited on the UC Merced campus. But with a little money and a lot of persistence, Engineers for a Sustainable World has found a way to carve out a little room for a community garden.
Karin Leiderman, left, and Suzanne Sindi, use mathematics to answer biological questions.Professor Suzanne Sindi found her calling in seventh grade, while reading “Jurassic Park.” “I liked the idea that math is a tool...
Kelly McNeil decided to enter the art show with her piece "Missionary to the Mole: Emily Dickinson" after taking two classes last semester.UC Merced artists are sharing their best work this semester in the...
Team Leader Cesar Gamez and his fellow NISE Net group members plan their project.One group of engineering students is focusing on tiny ways to make big strides in education. A 10-member Nanoscale Informal Science...
Retired astronaut Jose Hernandez and award-winning author David Mas Masumoto will address the Class of 2013 .  Retired astronaut and engineer Jose Hernandez and acclaimed author and organic farmer David Mas...
Professor Sachin Goyal, far right, graduate student Nitish Appanasamy, center, and undergraduate student Jesus Dolores model DNA deformations. People don’t often think of deformation as a good thing.
Professor Rudy Ortiz received research funding from Amylin Pharmaceuticals.UC Merced biology Professor Rudy Ortiz is furthering his innovative research into diabetes with support from a major pharmaceutical company.
Justin Hicks, '12, is putting his UC Merced graduate degree to use with The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a leading information-technology think tank in Washington, D.C.For alumnus Justin Hicks,...
A collaboration between a dean and a professor and a grant from the National Science Foundation have made UC Merced part of a national nanotechnology-biology hub that will expand both knowledge and opportunities for...
A couple years ago, Alejandra Vazquez signed up to be a community service officer on the UC Merced campus. She thought she was just taking an interesting job, but for her and others, the experience has turned out to be...
The theory that temperature limits how far up in the mountains trees can grow looks like it’s true, but not in the way researchers had expected. Working with Professor Lara Kueppers, UC Merced postdoctoral researcher...
  Graduate student Kristynn Sullivan is pursuing quantitative psychology.Graduate students Kristynn Sullivan and Chris Fradkin took distinctly different routes to UC Merced.
A pioneering American novelist and a former California Poet Laureate will be the keynote speakers at two April events being organized by graduate students and faculty in World Cultures.
Annual display of varied research includes scientific discussions with students and faculty, a symposium by the Sierra Nevada Research Institute and a tour of planned natural reserve .  Researchers at the...
Peek in the windows at the Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation (MESA) Lab sometime. You’ll probably see students flying small remote-controlled vehicles at all hours of the day and night. Sometimes the...
Graduate student Sharon Patris likes spending time at a lake in the middle of the forest on an uninhabited island in the western Pacific. The marine lake named Ongiem’l Tketau and informally known as Jellyfish Lake, is...
UC Merced School of Engineering Professor Elliott Campbell has co-authored a paper showing that mountaintop removal mining will dramatically accelerate the regional effects of global warming by turning natural carbon...
A UC Merced professor is one of five finalists in an international challenge that could win him a $50,000 research grant and free access to a record-setting, ocean-going robot. Professor Michael Beman, with the School...
  Sustainability is a campuswide practice.Sometimes, what goes on behind the scenes is as important as what happens in full view – especially when it comes to UC Merced’s pledge to uphold and develop new...
School of Engineering credits corporation for outstanding partnership and for enhancing engineering students’ experiences.  MERCED, Calif. — UC Merced honored the Pacific Gas and Electric Company with the School of...
A powerful one-woman play that explores the troubling world of physical and sexual abuse debuts Feb. 23 as part of Arts UC Merced Presents. “Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men,” written and performed by actress/poet/...
  As UC Merced’s new energy manager, it’s Varick Erickson’s job to watch every kilowatt hour used on campus and identify ways to save them. “It’s a lot like rummaging around in the couch and looking for change,”...
Professor Roland Winston knows a jellyfish that can help people see more clearly. But it’s not the kind found in the ocean. It’s one that’s about to earn Winston and UC Merced a U.S. patent, and is the solution to a...
Vadim Gassiy, a junior with a management major and political science minor, sees a future of infinite possibilities. Vadim Gassiy was in eighth grade when his mother encouraged him to leave Russia for a taste of...
More than 17,000 applied to fill about 1,600 undergraduate spots and graduate student applications increased 6.6 percent, reflecting immense demand for a UC Merced education.  Editor's Note: As of mid-February, UC...
UC Merced Professor Cristián H. Ricci has been awarded a one-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue his research on Moroccan literature.  University of California, Merced, literature...
A study by UC Merced sociology Professor Laura Hamilton found that college students with parental support stay out of serious academic trouble, but dial down their academic effort.  College students who aren't...
Chinese history professor Ruth Mostern and collaborators are building a history database with funding from the National Science Foundation.The path from ancient China to information science might seem like a long one,...
Graduate student Eric Josephs, left, and chemistry Professor Tao Ye hope to help engineer better biosensors for medical uses.The small-scale, cutting-edge work of graduate student Eric Josephs and chemistry Professor...
Campus shows healthy growth, a wide reach into the San Joaquin Valley through investment and increased college-going rates, and a global view toward problem-solving.  MERCED, Calif. — Though UC Merced looked back...
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson has been meeting with staff and faculty since arriving to campus earlier this month. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson assumed his leadership role at...
Carolin FrankProfessor Carolin Frank is concerned with the inner lives of trees. She looks inside them to see whether microbes are part of – and perhaps even critical to – life functions such as growth.
  Students work to install a remote camera in the Los Banos Wetlands for a service-learning client.Students with a variety of skills and perspectives make up a team that’s taking engineering principles into some...
Professor Christine IsbornProfessor Christine Isborn is doing quantum chemistry at the speed of graphics.
Professor Erik RollandThe tougher a problem, the more creative a solution it needs, from the increasing power in orbiting satellites and saving tigers to saving state parks and catching thieves. And when a problem...
Students Michael Lane, front left, and Amanda Baijnauth, front right, write for softmatterworld.org with the help of Professor Linda Hirst, Merritt Writing Program Assistant Director Paul Gibbons and webmaster Adam...
Counting the number of species that live in the Earth’s oceans sounds as impossible as counting the grains of sand on a beach. But a global collaboration involving a UC Merced researcher and a graduate student is doing...
UC Merced's Students First Center offers students a one-stop shop assisting with a wide array of areas.Students who visit the UC Merced Students First Center (SFC) in the lobby of the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library...
Kaitlyn Lubetkin, an engineering graduate student and Ph.D. candidate, is studying conifer encroachment in Yosemite.Graduate student Kaitlin Lubetkin and several sure-footed assistants spent much of the summer in...
They sleep in secret, fuzzy beds and have questionable dietary habits. They prefer to be active in the evenings and early mornings. They are easily startled and can, if the situation calls for it, do some damage with...
UC Merced is one of only seven universities nationwide to receive a grant from the Council of Graduate Schools to develop new approaches for enhancing graduate student skills for assessing undergraduate learning, and...
Chris Swarth, experienced reserve manager, and Steve Shackelton, former national parks leader, hired to shepherd acreage into a UC reserve, develop educational and research programs.  MERCED, Calif. — The effort to...
Qianting Chen, a junior physics major, participated in the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) summer program at UC Merced.More than two dozen UC Merced undergraduates spent the summer exploring a tiny...
Zhijiang "Justin" Ye wasn’t expecting to attend the newest campus in the UC system. He just wanted to work with Professor Ashlie Martini. When Ye, then a student at University of Minnesota, connected with Martini and...
When UC Merced first announced it would be sending students to the national political conventions through The Washington Center program, senior Chelsea Coe never expected she'd be one of the lucky two.
The Bernard Osher Foundation gives $500,000 to help community college students reach their potential at UC Merced .  Students transferring to the University of California, Merced, from California community...
The state won’t see a superstorm like Hurricane Sandy, but UC Merced researchers monitoring precipitation and snowpack say weather can have comparable effects.  MERCED, Calif. — California isn’t going to face a...
Used acetone goes into the machine to be cleaned for re-use.Chemistry Professor Jason Hein and his students make a lot of compounds in the lab. They also make a lot of chemical waste. But Hein found a way to clean up...
Chelsea Carey, right, works with fellow grad student Emma McCorkle in one of the labs on campus to further her soil research.Chicagoan Chelsea Carey faced quite a change in choosing UC Merced for her natural sciences...
Cognitive science Professor Teenie MatlockIn an election year, as people are being machine-gunned with millions of dollars’ worth of political messages from all sorts of sources, it might be re-assuring (or distressing...
UC Merced's Cognitive Chocolate gelato barPeople around here know UC Merced is cool, but now, it’s also creamy, chocolaty and delicious – at least when you serve it on a stick. You see, UC Merced is now depicted in...
Author Matthew Garcia will speak about his new book on Oct. 22.The author of a controversial new book offering fresh insight into Cesar Chavez and the labor union he led will speak Oct. 22 at UC Merced.
On Oct. 25, the campus will celebrate its first 10 years since breaking ground in 2002 and the many successes it has achieved so far. UC Merced will commemorate the 10th anniversary of its groundbreaking with a...
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and campus staff members to visit Merced High School to tell students there's a place for them at UC .  University of California, Merced, Chancellor Dorothy Leland will...
Professor Fabian Filipp is trying to put up roadblocks. But instead of stopping cars, he's trying to keep cancers from growing.Fabian Filipp Filipp, a systems biology professor who started at UC Merced this fall,...
UC Merced spent more than $15.8 million on research in 2011-12, while faculty members were awarded more than $22 million in grants.  Research is the hallmark of the University of California, which develops more...