Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Héctor Tobar and HP Inc. Chief Diversity Officer Lesley Slaton Brown are the keynote speakers for the University of California, Merced’s 12th commencement exercises, May 13 and 14.
The... Read More
Student success has always been a priority at UC Merced, and now students looking for support in math have an additional resource with the launch of The Math Center.
“We’re very excited to collaborate with the Applied Math... Read More
It’s time for the annual celebration of one of the main missions of UC Merced, along with education and public service — research.
From March 6-10, people on and off campus can get an up-close look at how UC Merced research... Read More
The National Cancer Institute’s “cancer moonshot” tasks researchers with, among advancing other new biotechnologies, delving into immunotherapy and epigenomic analysis.
UC Merced Professor Fabian V. Filipp is doing his... Read More
Computer enthusiasts from all areas of study gathered at UC Merced earlier this month for the second annual HackMerced competition.
Nearly 400 high school and university students from all over the world comprised more than 40 teams vying... Read More
If you want to know what the ocean really smells like, you’ll have to ask a crab.
Yes, crabs have a sense of smell.
In humans, chemicals in the air flow into our nasal cavities toward specialized sensory cells. Olfaction occurs... Read More
It might come as a surprise that, in a region where agriculture is so prevalent, many people in the San Joaquin Valley cannot afford fresh, quality produce or live too far from grocery stores, farmers markets and other sources.
A recent... Read More
Teaching writing is both a science and art. As the field of education moves more toward inclusiveness and embracing diversity, however, the art and science of writing — and how to teach it — becomes more challenging.
Two new... Read More
The depth and breadth of post-diagnosis care for cancer patients often depends on the resources available to them.
But a new paper in the journal PLoS One by UC Merced Professor Nancy Burke shows that care — and how effective it is... Read More
Everyone is invited to hear UC Merced Professor Clarissa Nobile, this year’s Pellissier Distinguished Speaker, discussing biofilms.
“Microbial Films: Why are They Important? How do They Form? And What Does This Mean for You?... Read More
Infants as young as 20 months of age expect adults to display surprise when discovering a false belief, according to a new study from UC Merced Professor Rose Scott.
Previous research suggested that children younger than 4 years old could... Read More
In recent publications, Professor Vincent Tung proves that inspiration for advancements in materials science can come from anywhere — even the merging of raindrops on a windshield or the sheeting of red wine down the inside of a... Read More
Researchers at UC Merced are playing key roles in the new UC Valley Fever Research Initiative, studying how the Valley fever fungus, Coccidioides immitis, causes disease in its mammalian hosts, and identifying the genes involved in this... Read More
UC Merced is relaunching its branch of the Blum Center for Developing Economies with a focus on food security for the first two years of the faculty-led effort.
Economics Professor Kurt Schnier, with the School of Social Sciences,... Read More
The magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has named UC Merced Professor Ala Qattawi an Emerging Scholar of the Year in its first issue of 2017.
Qattawi, with the School of Engineering, is the first woman in the United States to... Read More
Kestrels are a fixture among the birds on the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve adjacent to campus.
Though they are not endangered, the small falcons’ population has declined by 60 percent in California over the past half-... Read More
Spanish artist Olga Diego blends the concepts of art and engineering into the magic of flight.
This semester, Diego is bringing her creativity and expertise to UC Merced as the campus’s newest artist-in-residence and lecturer. Diego... Read More
Social Justice Initiatives and the Office of Campus Climate will host “Talking Circles,” a space to create dialogue about inclusive opportunities at UC Merced, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20. The space is open to the campus... Read More
A new study identifies genetic changes in Native Americans that came about when Europeans settled in the Pacific Northwest and might have played a major role in why so many natives died of infectious disease.
In a new paper in Nature... Read More
UC Merced’s share of $22 million in state funds through Assembly Bill 2664 will help the campus fulfill some of its primary goals: transforming the region economically and providing people with greater opportunity.
Each of the 10 UC... Read More