Looking back on his years as one of the first students at UC Merced, Vinh Vo remembers how the brand-new university served him not only as a student, but also by preparing him for graduate school and his current career as a dentist.
Vo,... Read More
Ke-Myrion Anderson had never set foot on college campus before he spent a week at UC Merced in July.
The Fresno eighth-grader was one of 150 students from across California who were invited to live and learn at the university as part of... Read More
When UC San Francisco Professor Elizabeth Dzeng wrote about homelessness for the San Francisco Chronicle, she wasn’t just conveying her expertise on a critical social issue — she was working as part of a cohort of roughly 60... Read More
Women make up about half of the nation’s college-educated workforce, but in the fields of science and engineering, that drops to less than 30 percent.
UC Merced’s STEM Resource Center is working to change that discrepancy by... Read More
Faculty members from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Mechanical Engineering groups are forming the newest research center at UC Merced, seeking the best ways to conduct high-performance... Read More
When she began her journey at UC Merced, Sheena Truong had the future planned out. She’d graduate, go to dental school and become an orthodontist. But Merced had more to offer — and in a roundabout way, it became her... Read More
Surabordin "Ai" Prachumsri has been hired to take the helm as UC Merced’s second head coach in women's volleyball and the first alumnus to become a head coach for the campus.
Prachumsri brings a combined seven years of... Read More
Professor Jessica Blois is the newest recipient of the International Biogeography Society’s MacArthur & Wilson Award recognizing early career work and contributions to biogeography.
Blois, a paleoecologist with the School of... Read More
One of the most stunning sights in Yosemite National Park has nothing to do with granite. It’s the night sky, Milky Way and all.
But light pollution within the park can diminish that experience for visitors as well as change the... Read More
A science literacy nonprofit created by UC Merced students is gaining an international foothold with planned expansion into classrooms in Ecuador.
Growth is nothing new for BEAT — short for Biology, Engineering, Agriculture and... Read More
The University of California, Merced, received final approval from the UC Board of Regents today (July 21) for an expansion plan that will nearly double the physical capacity of campus by 2020, enabling enrollment growth to 10,000 students... Read More
Undergraduate humanities students at the University of California, Merced, will gain valuable research opportunities and support for their transitions into graduate studies and scholarly careers, thanks to a new program that will serve 60... Read More
The University of California, Merced, has broken its own fundraising record, bringing in more than $20.8 million during the 2015-16 fiscal year — a more than 300 percent increase over last year.
“This is a record-breaking year... Read More
UC Merced Extension, a combination of professional development and personal enrichment courses that mark the campus’s first extension offerings, launches this summer with educational excursions to Yosemite National Park and fully... Read More
Don’t be surprised if, as the warmer weather kicks in, you continue to see green lawns at UC Merced.
Maintenance crews are not using more water to keep the quad lush. In fact, they are using less.
Facilities Management has adopted... Read More
Editor's note: The following story appeared in the spring issue of UC Merced Magazine.
When Abraham Olivares moved to Merced at age 20, a career in education was the furthest thing from his mind.
Olivares said he didn’t have a... Read More
From the forests of Tuscany, Italy, to the shores of a San Diego reservoir, Professor Marc Beutel is hunting mercury.
Beutel, one of the newest professors in the UC Merced School of Engineering, has two summer projects to keep him busy... Read More