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Tim Bell and Darlene Escobedo couldn't have predicted how their athletic endeavors at UC Merced would turn out, but they were both certain of one thing: Sportswould be a big part of their time here.
Olivia Bentley has a deep-seated passion for community service which, bolstered by sociologyclasses at UC Merced, grows stronger each year.
UC Davis physician named co-director of UC Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education.  The University of California, Merced, today announced the appointment of Donald M. Hilty, M.D., to the position of...
May 15, 2010 JILL TSAI: Good evening and thank you for having me here tonight. I know tonight is a celebration for our class of 2010, but I would like to start with having everyone give a round of applause for the...
May 15, 2010 "Every End is a New Beginning" CHANCELLOR STEVE KANG: Good evening. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of California, Merced for our fifth commencement ceremony. I offer a special thank...
May 15, 2010 LESTER HOLT: Chancellor Kang, distinguished members of the Board of Regents and faculty, family, friends, and of course the class of 2010, good evening.
May 15, 2010 NBC News anchor Lester Holt gives keynote speech at commencement event MERCED, Calif. — Award-winning broadcast journalist Lester Holturged some 321 graduates of the University of California, Merced to...
May 15, 2010 NBC News anchor Lester Holt gives keynote speech at commencement event MERCED — Award-winning broadcast journalist Lester Holturged some 321 graduates of the University of California, Merced to...
In addition to president of the Biomedical Engineering Society, vice president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineersand member of the
May 13, 2010 Despite harsh economic climate, university shows strong overall progress, sees surging student demand and continues expansion of quality research and academic programs
Maple seeds, as they twirl to the ground, could provide a better model to deliver humanitarian aid. One fourth grade student, with the help of a UC Merced engineering teacher and researcher, will try to find out.
When he walked with the UC Merced graduating class of 2009, degree in hand, Ducvinh Vo was part of a larger group of students who had spent four years making history as the university's "pioneering class." When he...
May 11, 2010 Six UC Merced students to join in inaugural program that will draw participants from across the nation
Like other children in his generation, Jon Inouye watched the United States' space and nuclear programs grow and gained a passion for space and science. And his trajectory since that time has seen plenty of stops...
The four years most students spend at college can offer a lot more than academic knowledge. They're a time to start becoming the person you want to be for the rest of your life.
May 5, 2010 MERCED - The University of California, Merced, will host a "Building Local Partnerships" event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Boys & Girls Club in Merced. Sponsored by The Greater...
UC Merced bioengineeringmajor Christian Ayeni had nearly decided against applying to Harvard University's virology program last fall. Not only was it an Ivy League school, he reasoned, it was charging an application...
President Jimmy Carter will visit the University of California, Merced, campus today (May 3) to deliver the keynote address at a National Parks Instituteseminar on the management of parks and protected lands and...
Emily C. Wilson has been awarded the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the first UC Merced student given this honor.
April 30, 2010 Merced the second UC campus to receive designation, which provides enhanced access to funding for student support services, faculty development and renovation of instructional facilities
April 28, 2010 Quick Facts UC Merced has added minors in Chicano/a studies, public health, chemical sciences, and environmental sciences and sustainability. The university now offers 19 majors and 22 minors through...
Four UC Merced graduatestudents expanded their curriculum vitae after publishing essays in a book that builds on Orientalism, an idea from literary and culture critic Edward Said, who was critical of the way Western...
UC Merced applied mathProfessor Harish Bhatwatched the financial markets collapse while he was teaching at Columbia University several years ago.
Quick Facts UC Merced's inaugural Sustainability Strategic Plan is a document that outlines the campus' sustainability goals and how it will achieve them. The plan is supplemented by the university’s sustainability...
April 21, 2010 UC Merced psychological sciencesProfessor William Shadishhas received a grant to develop new statistics for measuring the effects of educational interventions on individual students.
Quick Facts UC Merced students are spearheading a series of events in celebration of Earth Week, April 19 to 23. The inaugural Earth Week Speaker Series, organized by Green Campus UC Merced, will focus on the...
Monica Medinaand her students have recently gleaned new insight into the effect of climate change on coral reef health.
When it comes to preparing the leaders of tomorrow, UC Merced is making good on its mission. Whether attending graduateschool or pursuing a career, the university's alumniare already making their mark. 
April 8, 2010 UC Riverside professor, associate dean will serve one-year term; Search for permanent dean under way MERCED — The University of California, Merced today announced the appointment of Mark Matsumoto to...
Community involvement has helped one UC Merced student fulfill one of his top goals , putting on a film festival.
After hearing first lady Michelle Obama's call to action during last year's commencement ceremony, graduate student David Gravano felt inspired to give back to the community. Obama recalled feeling no connection with...
April 7, 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner is fifth recipient of award given for delivery of social justice, diplomacy and tolerance, will receive honor during previously announced May 3 visit to campus
Like more than half of UC Merced students, Jesse Bernal came from a family where neither of his parents graduated from a four-year university or college.  So he knows what he's talking about when he discusses the...
When Rebecca Crescenti decided to move out of her career as an administrative manager she realized that what she really wanted to do was go back to college and finish what she had started after high school - before...
Quick Facts UC Merced's Research Week grows again, now expanding to fill a full five-day period with some events open to the public and others geared toward segments of the campus community. The Research Poster...
While some students are making plans to travel or finding a job for the summer, other students are opting to make the most of their summer by registering for UC Merced's Summer Sessioncourses.
March 25, 2010 University of California Board of Regents accepts 10-year capital improvement plan, which calls for more academic buildings, research space and student housing
March 24, 2010 Researcher to Serve for Six Years on National Institutes of Health Study Section
Document receives second award for future planning of campus layout and design; Existing buildings lauded for energy use performance by UC group.  The University of California, Merced, received yet another bit of...
March 22, 2010 At A Glance UC has been recognized as a leader in sustainability and higher education. Among the honors received in 2009:
Even as a child, Holley Moyeswas fascinated by caves. Family vacations included stops at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico so Moyes could tour the natural wonders hidden underground.
In an effort to boost the quality of California's science and math educators, UC Merced and Merced College have united to encourage students to look at careers as K-12 teachers. The College Access Foundation gave $...
For 14-year-old Cynthia Dumas, the only news worse than hearing she had leukemia was learning her age limited her chances of survival. "You won't make it through college," she recalled the oncologist telling her.
Five UC Merced students have been selected as scholars in the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, which helps them secure a summer internship and apply to graduate school.
Nation's 39th Chief Executive and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Will Deliver Keynote Address at Seminar on Management of Parks and Protected Lands MERCED, CA— President Jimmy Carter will visit the campus of the...
An iPod that replenishes its own energy while you walk. A pacemaker that powers itself by way of a patient's own beating heart. A motion sensor that operates without a battery or external power source of any kind.
The UC Merced Cheerand Dance squads traveled to Anaheim in February to compete in the 2010 USA All Star Spirit, Dance and College Nationals.
MERCED, CA—UC administration and student leaders forged a united front in Sacramento when they joined forces to press lawmakers to fully fund the university and student financial aid. "The students were on point,...
MERCED, CA— President Mark Yudof and UC Regents Chairman Russell Gould met face to face Monday with students concerned about recent incidents of intolerance at University of California campuses and pledged to focus...
Two UC Merced alumniare headed to Morocco for what promises to be an adventure of a lifetime. Jackie Shay and Socorro Composanto (2009) are the first UC Merced graduates to sign up for the Peace Corps.
Funding to Support More Student Researchers in Effort to Build Quantum Computer MERCED, CA— University of California, Merced, physics Professor Lin Tianhas been awarded the National Science Foundation's esteemed...
UC Merced recently celebrated another laudable academic first.
Federal stimulus will fund imaging project at Critical Zone Observatories throughout U.S.
Whether you are a prospective studentor a current student, filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)should be first on your "to-do" list this week.  In today's economic
There's a little something going on for everyone — from high school students to graduate students — at UC Merced's Yosemite Field Stationeach summer. And the time is now for students who want to get involved to...
Patricia Dugan joined UC Merced's Facebook pagewhile she was deciding whether she wanted to attend the university.
"What did you learn in school today?" may be one of the most important questions parents can ask their child.
Engineering professor to use $407,588 grant from National Science Foundation to study production of biofuels on abandoned agricultural lands.  Engineering professor Elliott Campbell has received the prestigious...
Teams of UC Merced graduate students will develop innovative curriculum that addresses the needs of undergraduates, especially first-generation college students.