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UC Merced's inaugural class arrived last fall with tremendous éclat surrounding the university's Grand Opening Celebration. But what's it like for a student who lands on campus now? Ask Sherri McCoy, an ebullient...
Bobcat Day is on its way, and the Admissions Office has wasted no effort making the event special for students interested in attending UC Merced this fall.
A remarkable series of twists has brought Computer Science and Engineering Professor Alberto Cerpa to UC Merced. A native of Argentina, Cerpa planned a graduate degree in engineering, then an MBA to help him climb...
Stefani Martinez is so proud to be a University of California alumna that she wants UC Merced's first graduating class to feel just as honored when they graduate. All three of them. "They're so enthusiastic about it...
MERCED - The Heyday Institute, the Merced County Arts Council, and the University of California, Merced, are proud to present the first Great Valley Books Writers Conference — a stimulating, interactive literary...
Once students arrive at UC Merced, faculty and staff seize the challenge of helping them succeed. As a small, new campus, UC Merced is uniquely suited to help students create good habits and rise to their...
When Marsha Bond and Michael Parker asked Erick Rozigas and Nicole Mayo to join the first official UC Merced student newspaper, they got a surprise. Rozigas and Mayo were already planning to ask Bond and Parker to...
Thirty members of the UC Merced campus community lead double lives as photographers, sculptors and painters. These artists are now proudly showing off their work at the first annual UC Merced Family Art Show, which...
UC Merced Office of Admissions/Relations with Schools & Colleges Presents Educator's Update.  MERCED, CA — Educators at Central Valley high schools and community colleges are encouraged to attend...
MERCED, CA— After seven years as founding chancellor of the University of California's newest campus in Merced, Chancellor Carol Tomlinson-Keasey announced today that she plans to step down as chancellor on August...
To: UC Merced Community From: Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Subject: Thoughts on Returning to the Faculty Earlier today, I informed the Executive Committee of the UC Merced Board of Trustees that I will be stepping down as...
UC Merced engages Valley community in plan to improve health of the region
Public Opening Set for Feb. 27 in Kolligian Library MERCED, CA— The Mexican migrant experience is the theme of a new art exhibit, "Miracles on the Border: Folk Paintings of Mexican Migrants to the U.S.," opening...
The Martial Arts Club at UC Merced may be small, but they pack a big punch – and kick and strike. The 15-member club hopes to spread interest in martial arts through community work and at the same time keep...
The California Teach program - sometimes known as the Science/Math Initiative - will put 1,000 new middle school and high school science and math teachers into California school systems each year once it reaches its...
What are the genetic processes that drive evolution? With training that began in her native Colombia, then continued in Panama and the United States, UC Merced Natural Sciences professor Mónica Medina is equipped to...
MERCED, CA— Join UC Merced in a celebration of art, music, food and java when the campus presents Java Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9. This special reception marks the opening of the first-ever...
MERCED, CA — KFSN ABC 30 Fresno TV station interviewed Professor Jeff Yoshimi and transfer student Marsha Bond for lead evening news story about UC Merced's efforts to recruit, retain and graduate transfer...
It may be hard being the new kid at school, but at UC Merced it's the norm - everyone is new this year. And although students may struggle being away from loved ones, college life offers you the opportunity to...
MERCED, CA— For Fall 2005, UC Merced had set the goal of enrolling 300 transfer students. The official third-week census, however, revealed the campus had fallen short of that objective with just 132 transfer...
Financing a college education is one of the most difficult challenges for students. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships helps students and parents navigate the financial aid process in order to receive the...
Children ask a lot of questions. In fact, according to Professor Michelle Chouinard's previous graduate research, children ask an average of three questions every two minutes. Now, as a first-time professor at UC...
Several students on campus were asked: Why should next year´s class choose UC Merced? “There are so many opportunities and new activities to be a part of at UC Merced. You also get a lot of one-on-one...
Several students on campus were asked: Why should next year's class choose UC Merced?
There is a difference between being smart and working hard, says Uday Bali. Despite his perfect SAT score, his demanding computer science and engineering major, and his many projects, Bali doesn't consider himself a...
Workshop Arms Students and Parents with Information to Access Financial Aid MERCED, CA— For college-bound students, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a master key that unlocks the doors to...
MERCED, CA— In response to a demonstrated need and as a public service in the interest of student and community safety, Merced business Riggs Ambulance Service (RAS) will sponsor a new, late-night service as a part...
Global health threats for the twenty-first century: AIDS, bird flu, bioterrorism … and bacteria? Yes, says Professor Miriam Barlow of the UC Merced School of Natural Sciences.
One of the biggest clubs at UC Merced isn't an athletic or academic club, but one dedicated to the promotion of the campus. Founded by psychology major Joshua Shin and UC Merced Recruitment Coordinator Mitch...
Benito Gonzalez says two things helped motivate him when he was a child growing up in Merced: his own temperament and his father's example. I didn't like doing yard work, he says with a smile. His father, who was...
Founding Dean Leaving Administrative Post to Refocus on Research MERCED, CA— Motivated by a desire to resume his research in the areas of educational access, language and diversity, Kenji Hakuta has announced his...
As the founding chief of police for the UC Merced, Rita Spaur wasn't afraid to step up to the challenge of building a police department from the ground up and overseeing development and management of the new police...
In a major recruiting triumph for the University of California, Merced, Professor Raymond Chiao of the UC Berkeley Physics Department has accepted a joint faculty appointment in the fledgling university's schools of...
Whether it's buying a textbook or grabbing a quick snack before class begins, UC Merced's Bobcat Books now offers everything necessary to get through the college experience.
For Avisha Chugani in for the Admissions Office at UC Merced, reaching out to students and seeing their pioneering spirits first-hand is what makes her job rewarding.
Public Invited to Afternoon Lecture Focusing on Future of Diversity MERCED, CA - Following up on the inspiring keynote address he presented during UC Merced's recent opening celebration, Harvard law professor and...
Effort aims to leverage strengths of both institutions to improve the Central Valley The Great Valley Center and the University of California, Merced announced a partnership on Nov. 17, 2005 that combines the...
With UC Merced's excellent faculty-student ratios, undergraduates are finding opportunities to participate in faculty-directed research projects. Some are exploring different options for their futures, while others...
Josh Franco traces his passion for politics back to sixth grade, when he was eager to run for student body president, but didn't. Recently he has come to believe that his decision not to run actually influenced his...
UC Merced may not have a music program yet, but that doesn't mean that students still can't rock out. The Mainzer Theater shut its doors to the public on Halloween weekend for a special students-only concert. The...
Professor Katie Winder feels her research on the economics of how childbearing influences women's employment and wages is very important not just to mothers, but all of society. Growing concern and attention in the...
Priority Application Filing Period for Freshman and Transfer Admission is Nov. 1-30.  MERCED, Calif. — Today kicks off a red-letter month for students with their eyes focused on attending the University of...
MERCED - The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) provides seed funding for developing research and teaching collaborations between institutions in Mexico and the United...
You might think it would be hard to impress NASA astronaut Steve Robinson. After all, he recently completed a successful space walk perched on the end of a robot arm to cut away material between the insulating tiles...
After nine years at UC Davis Counseling and Psychological Services, Dr. Paul Ratanasiripong is well qualified to head UC Merced's Counseling Services department. Dr. Paul, as he is known, joined the staff in July,...
UC Merced's first annual Family Weekend, October 21 -; 23, 2005, provides an opportunity for the families of current students to see the campus, attend a variety of programs and create memories together.
In its short lifetime so far, UC Merced has brought in more than $15 million in grants and contracts for research and other programs. What does the university do with that money? UC Merced's faculty and staff have...
Eve Delfin Polk arrived in the Merced area in 1986, partway through a college degree and planning to commute to finish her education at UC Berkeley. She did so for a year, but the arrival of the first of her four...
MERCED - With genomes of humans and many other organisms sequenced, scientists worldwide now aim to discover what the genes in those genomes do and how they interact with each other. Several promising genomics...
Prospective Freshman and Transfer Students Invited to Free Events in Fresno and Bakersfield.  MERCED, Calif. — The University of California's online application period for Fall 2006 is just around the corner...
Books from the UC libraries will be scanned and made freely available online through a new consortium OAKLAND, CA - The University of California libraries today (Oct. 3) announced their participation in a...
When students attended orientation sessions this past summer they had the usual questions about academics and campus facilities at UC Merced. One question that kept coming up was: What is there to do on campus?
Students, staff, faculty and friends of UC Merced who walk into Chancellor Carol Tomlinson-Keasey's office are always greeted by a friendly face. Katie Unruh has worked as Tomlinson-Keasey's assistant since 1999,...
Thirty-Eight Percent of First Students Hail from the Central Valley MERCED, CA - The new University of California campus in Merced, which opened Sept. 5, has completed its first campus census now that students have...
Director Mary Willis is creating an inviting, innovative environment where students and alumni can make informed, intentional decisions about their careers and their future.
Jessica Harris, Tanis Matlock, Alexandria Lewis and Mindi Wise were voted "Best Friends" for their yearbook at Fresno's Central High School, West Campus. All four participated in the Advancement Via Individual...
Researchers expended $5.48 million last fiscal year alone, contributing to economy and advancing knowledge