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April 18, 2016
UC Merced Professor Nicola Lercari is leading an effort to preserve, through 3-D renderings, the deteriorating ghost town of Bodie. Thanks to $60,000 in seed funding from the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of... Read More
April 15, 2016
UC Merced will host its third annual Symposium on the Child and Family on April 30, offering hours of talks by researchers on the theme of “The Developing Child in a Developing World.” The symposium has grown throughout its... Read More
April 15, 2016
Arturo Durazo, winner of this year’s UC Merced GradSLAM! competition, has a personal connection to his research. The fifth-year Ph.D. candidate studies the psychological effects of debilitating illnesses. Most recently, he has been... Read More
April 14, 2016
The UC Merced Small Business Development Center (UCM-SBDC) has received full reaccreditation by the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC), a national accrediting agency.  The region-wide network was notified April... Read More
April 14, 2016
Jessica “JaeJae” Julian (2010) and Marko Zivanovic (2014) are proving that giving back shortly after graduation can be possible.  During the campus’s Giving Tuesday fundraising efforts last December, Julian and... Read More
April 14, 2016
Students from across California and their family members will converge on the UC Merced campus April 16 for Bobcat Day. The day is an opportunity for admitted students to visit campus, and talk with faculty and staff members and students... Read More
April 13, 2016
Erik Olstad started down the path to becoming a veterinarian by accident. After high school, the now 32-year-old attended California State University, Fresno, to get a political science degree. But while snowboarding at China Peak, he... Read More
April 12, 2016
A single mother in Guatemala works at a factory owned by a U.S. company, but doesn’t make enough money to support her family. She immigrates to the U.S. and finds a low-paying job with no benefits and no unemployment insurance, and... Read More
April 11, 2016
Professor Michael Beman, with the School of Natural Sciences, became the 13th faculty member to win a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award since the campus opened. The grant provides nearly $... Read More
April 11, 2016
Professor Roger Bales explains why an increase in snow in the Sierra Nevada does not solve California's drought issues.
April 8, 2016
UC Merced lecturer Carol Sipan became concerned with the social stigma of HIV in some developing countries after a 2009 trip to Burundi, where she and a colleague from Tanzania were training pastors and church leaders on what they and... Read More
April 7, 2016
Last fall, UC Merced’s first peer-led recovery program — known as Bobcats for Recovery — began meeting weekly to help support undergraduate and graduate students in recovery from substance use disorders. As the recovery... Read More
April 7, 2016
Cloth remains found in the Samdzong tomb complex in Nepal by UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer suggest the village might have been part of the long-distance trade network of the Silk Road. Textile and dye analyses of the cloth —... Read More
April 5, 2016
UC Merced Professor Arturo Arias, recently named one of the campus’s first John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chairs, has established a new lecture series to further critical race issues and ethnic knowledge of Mesoamerican and Latin... Read More
April 5, 2016
Home-based interventions that teach parents to engage children in playful interactive learning activities can close the cognitive development gap between disadvantaged children and higher-resource peers, according to a new study led by UC... Read More
April 4, 2016
If you want to understand how plant populations will respond as the climate changes, just examine the plants in different locations. That’s one of the conclusions drawn by UC Merced School of Natural Sciences Professor Jason Sexton... Read More
March 31, 2016
UC Merced’s Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) Office will kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on April 1 with numerous events. The month of education is an effort to increase awareness about sexual assault,... Read More
March 31, 2016
Carlos Castillo-Chavez has had, by all accounts, an extraordinarily successful academic career. He began as an immigrant from Mexico City and wound up researching and teaching at Cornell University for 18 years before moving to Arizona... Read More
March 30, 2016
Professor Carolin Frank’s research into the nitrogen-fixing properties of bacteria inside the needles of some high-elevation pine trees is the topic of a new paper in the journal New Phytologist. Frank, with the School of Natural... Read More
March 29, 2016
An increased gift from longtime campus partner Wells Fargo is allowing more engineering students at the University of California, Merced, to focus on solutions to problems related to water, energy and food. Wells Fargo awarded its Clean... Read More

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