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Constitution Day is usually observed on September 17, celebrating the day that the 55 men of the Constitutional Convention gathered in Philadelphia to sign the United States Constitution. This year, Sept. 17 falls on...
For Mitch Vanagten, landing the job as executive chef of UC Merced was the realization of a dream. "I always wanted to open my own restaurant," said Vanagten. "This position at a new school is a way of doing it."
Distinguished guests, parents, students, members of the UC Merced family, our good neighbors throughout the Valley, our wonderful Chancellor - referred to as Carol by the young and old, and everyone will soon know her...
UC MERCED CAMPUS OPENING CEREMONY Monday, September 5, 2005 - Merced, California Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Jesse Climenko Professor of Law & Founding/Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston...
MERCED, CA - With a stirring tribute to its 137-year history and a message of hope for the future, the University of California today officially opened its first new campus in 40 years - the University of California,...
It is my privilege to greet the University of California Merced campus community, on behalf of your colleagues throughout UC, as you open your academic year.
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Links to Opening Convocation and Celebration speeches: UC Regents Chairman Gerald Parsky UC President Robert C. Dynes UC Merced Chancellor Carol Tomlinson-Keasey
To Members of the UC Merced Campus Community: Our entire University responds in sympathy and sorrow to the horrific devastation of the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina. For those of you who are from the region, as well...
Top UC Officials to Welcome Inaugural Class of 1,000 in Special Convocation Ceremony First New University of California Campus in 40 Years Is 10th in UC System - and First in San Joaquin Valley
Faculty and staff at UC Merced have consistently promised students that their education in the field of engineering will be not just theoretical, but practical. And the follow-through on that promise is beginning...
Leng Xiong remembers when his family fled their village in Thailand in his early childhood, in 1990. "There wasn't any food," he says. "Traveling through the jungle we had to get what we could, but people suffered...
Million-dollar Grant Will Provide Opportunities for Disadvantaged San Joaquin Valley Youth MERCED, CA— Bank of America and UC Merced announced today the awarding of a $1 million Bank of America Charitable...
David Dunham was the director of club sports at UC Davis earlier this year when he took a group of students to the job board at a national conference of intramural sports organizers. He meant to show them how to look...
Mary L. Hayes knows to achieve her goals she has to be better than average. The incoming freshman student from Oakland has interests in medicine, law and music as well as entrepreneurial aspirations.
Reception for "At Work" Exhibit Set for Sept. 29 in Kolligian Library
The UC Merced Center in Bakersfield was abuzz with activity and energy as the campus hosted its very first New Student Orientation on Saturday, July 9, for 230 participants, including more than 100 incoming freshman...
Matthew Meyer's educational background incorporates math, physics, chemistry and biology. He uses all those disciplines in his research, working to develop targeted pharmaceuticals for problems like asthma, arthritis...
UC Merced professor Roger Bales' research team is using wireless sensor pods to make more accurate measurements of snow depth and density. They hope to apply what they learn to help forecasters make more accurate...
The 2005-06 state budget signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today (July 11) fulfills his "compact" with the University of California, ending four years of budget cuts with increases for student enrollment growth,...
Looking out his bedroom window a mile from campus, incoming freshman David Thatcher has watched UC Merced's buildings rise in the last two years. But he's had his eye on the tenth campus in the UC system for a lot...
Students, faculty and staff at UC Merced will be treated daily to nutritious, tempting, restaurant-quality choices at the Valley Dining Commons, the main dining center on campus. On any given day, they can choose the...
When Teenie Matlock was a child in nearby Mariposa, she listened to deer-hunting stories told by her paternal grandfather, who was part Sierra Miwok. She remembers him drawing symbols in the dirt as he spoke. For...
UC contact: Ravi Poorsina (510) 587-6194 ravi.poorsina@ucop.edu
MERCED - In 1988, California voters approved Proposition 99, an initiative specifying that five percent of cigarette tax revenue be appropriated for research on tobacco-related disease. UC Merced professor Henry Jay...
Readers may not have recognized them, but construction machines from the UC Merced campus site appeared in the April 2005 issue of Model Magazine to show how hard work in hard conditions can affect heavy machinery.
As of June 10, more than 1000 undergraduates have submitted their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) for fall 2005 at UC Merced! Hundreds of faculty and staff members - not to mention friends of UC Merced in this...
Growing up, Salysia Perez watched multiple family members " including her mother and the aunt who reared her up until her freshman year at Fresno's Hoover High School " succumb to substance abuse and addiction. "I...
To support student health throughout the UC system, a policy of reciprocity is being adopted by the Recreational Sports Consortium, starting June 1, 2005. During the one year pilot program, all registered UC students...
Four years ago, local elementary students chose the Golden Bobcat as UC Merced’s mascot. Today, a real live bobcat would like to be a part of UC Merced’s first class on opening day. A four-month-old cub...
Four years ago, local elementary students chose the Golden Bobcat as UC Merced's mascot. Today, a real live bobcat would like to be a part of UC Merced's first class on opening day.
Professor Martha Conklin and postdoctoral researcher Sarah May visited Thailand after last year's tsunami to train volunteers in the GLOBE program, which provides opportunities for students to participate in...
MERCED - The University of California, Merced, has received a major donation from an Arizona software company that will assist with research and facilitate teaching students at all levels in the field of non-imaging...
Central Valley Native to Increase Visibility of Newest UC Campus
As a Spanish professor at Eastern Oregon University, Elizabeth Boretz found herself emotionally unable to let troubled students slide out of sight. It kills me when students are not doing their best, she explains....
When Marisela Angel started work at UC Merced in May 2002, she was excited to be assisting the IT division with technical and business tasks. The Planada native and first-generation Fresno State graduate was also...
Central Valley Students Represent Almost 30 Percent of Developing Freshman Class MERCED, CA. --- After 17 years of planning and development, UC Merced is making its final preparations to welcome freshman, transfer...
Engineer Pursues Cultural, Academic Exchanges With Colombian University Germán Gavilán, who joined UC Merced as an Academic Coordinator in March 2004 and last January became the assistant dean in the School of...
YOSEMITE — When a television newscast reports two feet of new snow in the Sierra Nevada, you might anticipate a great ski weekend, but standard measurements like those used by TV news can be 20 to 30 percent off...
UC Merced and the Communication University of China recently initiated an academic exchange program that will encourage the flow of understanding, ideas and information between the two universities. This is the first...
UC Merced and the Communication University of China recently initiated an academic exchange program that will encourage the flow of understanding, ideas and information between the two universities.
When UC Merced opens this fall, approximately 600 of the first 1,000 students will be living on campus. Other students will find assistance through the Office of Student Life to create housing arrangements off campus...
Twelve University of California researchers were elected today (May 3) to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their achievements in scientific and engineering research. Election to the academy is among...
Twenty-four scholars affiliated with the University of California, including UC Provost and Senior Vice President­Academic Affairs M.R.C. Greenwood, are among the 213 new fellows and foreign honorees elected to the...
Last fall, Andrew Mamalis started his senior year at Modesto Christian High School with the intent of preparing to attend UC Davis as a freshman. Mamalis was recently admitted to UC Davis, but following encouragement...
This Saturday, April 23, prospective UC Merced students and the community of Merced will get to know each other for the first time. Bobcat Day is an open house for newly admitted students and their families.
This Saturday, April 23, prospective UC Merced students and the community of Merced will get to know each other for the first time. Bobcat Day is an open house for newly admitted students and their families.
For Sherry Coane, who works in the Human Resources Department at UC Merced, family activities are an important part of life, and some of the most important of those activities are facilitated by the rural location of...
Eight University of California researchers have been awarded Guggenheim fellowships for 2005, the New York-based John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced. UC's eight faculty were among the 30 recipients...
Open Forums Will Contribute to Development of Signature Research Institute Through a broad range of research and public outreach programs, the World Cultures Institute will be dedicated to the study and exchange of...
With green construction, maintenance and operational programs, the UC Merced Environmental Stewardship Program will make the campus a living laboratory, helping create solutions for regional environmental issues.
With green construction, maintenance and operational programs, the UC Merced Environmental Stewardship Program will make the campus a living laboratory, helping create solutions for regional environmental issues.
Growing up in the deserts of west Texas, Rudy Martin Ortiz dreamed of the sea. His imagination drew him into college studies of marine biology, and soon his fascination changed from what he calls a superficial interest...
Last fall, Andrew Mamalis started his senior year at Modesto ChristianHigh School with the intent of preparing to attend UC Davis as a freshman.Mamalis was recently admitted to UC Davis, but following encouragementfrom...
MERCED — Local donors have now contributed nearly $1 million to support the expansion of the Joseph Edward Gallo Recreation and Wellness Center at UC Merced. A new phase of the fund drive, the Bleacher Seat...
Contact: Allen Carden, Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (559) 292-0576, acarden@csufresno.edu
MERCED, CA. — Entrepreneurial programs at UC Merced have received the patronage of UC Regent Frederick "Fred" Ruiz, chairman of Ruiz Foods, and his wife, Mitzie, according to an announcement to be made...
FRESNO — UC Merced will share information about the university's cutting-edge research directly with the people who will benefit from the scientific discoveries as part of the Chancellor's Forum Lecture...
MERCED — Researchers in nanotechnology, a field high on the list of hot topics in science and engineering, are establishing a niche for their work at the University of California, Merced. The UC Merced School of...