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June 20, 2016
In a collaborative study by the University of California, Merced, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Chicago and Uppsala University in Sweden, researchers conduct the first ancient DNA investigation of the Himalayan arc,... Read More
June 20, 2016
Harkanwalpreet Sodhi, a third-year bioengineering student, won a $10,000 Donald A. Strauss Foundation scholarship to help visually impaired people in Merced. The scholarship will help Sodhi start a campus organization titled Engineers for... Read More
June 16, 2016
The Merced County portion of the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run made its way to the UC Merced campus yesterday. This is the fifth year that UC Merced police officers and staff members have run in the event to raise awareness for the... Read More
June 15, 2016
The University of California, Merced, today named Plenary Properties Merced (PPM) the winning bidder for its next major phase of campus development – an unprecedented four-year project that will nearly double the physical capacity of... Read More
June 14, 2016
The GoodCall 2016 Best Schools for Scholarships Report has ranked UC Merced No. 8 out of 4,000 U.S. public colleges and universities for earning scholarships. The report examined the amount of scholarship and fellowship dollars available... Read More
June 13, 2016
When Nikko Da Paz decided to go to graduate school, she didn’t limit herself to one degree — or even one campus. The mother of two young children with autism enrolled at UC Merced in 2011, and in May she became the university... Read More
June 9, 2016
Six medical students, all with ties to the San Joaquin Valley, are spending part of their summer reaching out and giving back to the community they call home. The students are taking part in a four-week, voluntary summer program called... Read More
June 8, 2016
The University of California, Merced, will take a significant step toward establishing a permanent presence in downtown Merced today (June 8), when it breaks ground on its Downtown Campus Center, a three-story administrative facility to be... Read More
June 3, 2016
Building on an existing seven-year partnership with UC Merced, the Fresno Unified School District is spearheading an innovative collaboration to increase the number of its students who complete their bachelor’s degrees. ... Read More
June 1, 2016
Imagine trying to reverse engineer a car when all you have is a finished product or a box full of parts — no instructions. That’s what scientists have been trying to do with proteins, the mysterious and powerful molecules in... Read More
May 27, 2016
The following article is the main story in a six-piece package that appeared in the spring issue of UC Merced Magazine focusing on the research performed at UC Merced that relates to the brain. You can read the other stories, on... Read More
May 25, 2016
The number, size and duration of large mountain forest fires in the Western United States has increased dramatically in the past 40 years, according to research from UC Merced Professor LeRoy Westerling. Warming temperatures and the... Read More
May 23, 2016
Everyone knows UC Merced is growing, but pretty soon, the campus will be growing lots of plant specimens for research, too. The School of Natural Sciences is buying a pair of greenhouses that will be installed at the eastern end of campus... Read More
May 18, 2016
When UC Merced Professor Mario Sifuentez was a graduate student, he didn’t have to look far to find a subject to research — members of his family had been migrant workers in Oregon for many years, but he could find very few... Read More
May 17, 2016
Cancer cells divide with more frequency and are more resilient when they are closer to the brain, indicating a potential link between cell growth and the nervous system, according to new research from Professor Néstor J. Oviedo of the... Read More
May 17, 2016
The campus posted 122 updates to social media over the weekend. Here is a curated collection of those and ones shared by members of our community. [View the story "Commencement 2016" on Storify]
May 16, 2016
Eleven UC Merced students were honored during a recent dinner for completing the Margo F. Souza Leadership Center certification program. “The inaugural graduation dinner was four years in the making, but I'm super excited,... Read More
May 13, 2016
Stephanie Ruiz and Carisza Lenaburg will be among the many UC Merced students earning bachelor’s degrees at this weekend’s commencement ceremonies. Unlike their fellow graduates, however, Ruiz and Lenaburg will also be... Read More
May 13, 2016
Professor Laura Hamilton writes about helicopter parents and colleges, the topic of her new book, "Parenting to a Degree."

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