Campus News

UC Merced’s 2,100 resident students are gearing up for a month-long battle in which no one will get hurt. They might have greasy hair, though. The 2014 Water Battle – to see which residence hall can save the most water...
An exhibit of Nicandro's works, along with the new piece of art, will be on display from Oct. 10 through mid-November.Arts UC Merced Presents will bring internationally renowned artist Gronk Nicandro to the San Joaquin...
Sacramento-native Keith Ellis regrets not taking a couple opportunities that crossed his path at UC Merced. But, as he says, he needed time to sleep and attend classes. Ellis says current and prospective students...
Professor Carolin Frank will collect $1.6 million over the next four years to continue researching the nitrogen-fixing bacteria that live in pine needles and to work with the Sierra Foothill Charter School, which she...
UC Merced is sponsoring the former U.S. secretary of labor’s visit to screen “Inequality for All,” in which he is the presenter, followed by a discussion and Q&A.  Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich,...
Shy in high school, Rachel Fang didn’t want to follow the same pattern as a UC Merced student. “I decided that I was going to change,” Fang said. “I wanted to be more outspoken.”
Extreme changes in seasonality in the Sierra Nevada can have lasting impacts on meadow health and could mean less water and carbon storage in high elevation wetlands, according to research conducted at UC Merced.
Thousands of UC students soon could receive checks to offset some of their college-related expenses through a new state program aimed at assisting middle-class families.
As the climate warms, sources of the water so critical to life everywhere on Earth are drying up. By the end of this century, communities dependent on freshwater from mountain-fed rivers could see significantly less...
UC President Janet Napolitano (far right) visited UC Merced to learn more about the campus dining center's focus on sustainability.UC Merced is recruiting three students to be part of the UC Global Food Initiative,...
UC Merced begins 10th year with record student enrollment, strong focus on growth, research and academic priorities.  The University of California, Merced, marks a major milestone today with the start of the 2014-...
The long-awaited Science and Engineering Building 2 officially opens today, providing more space for instruction, research and offices. The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Thirty months in the making, the...
The discovery of a new, rare species of monkey flower by Professor Jason Sexton provides clues as to how new species are born. Sexton, who researches the monkey flowers that grow wild throughout California, and are...
Researchers reveal state is overextended, using complicated and outdated policies, and that information about rights to water resources is incomplete and needs an overhaul.  MERCED, Calif. — California is deficit...
A $500,000 donation from the John Elia Education Endowment Trust will aid undergraduate and graduate students at UC Merced .  Throughout his 51-year teaching career, John Elia made a profound impact on the...
Spending a summer finding ways to make toilet water reusable and trying to extract urine from wastewater might not sound glamorous. But the results of the work two UC Merced students are doing through a prestigious...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland and UC President Janet Napolitano spent time in Yosemite last week with students.A two-day visit to Yosemite gave University of California President Janet Napolitano an up-close look at UC...
UC Merced Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson and founding faculty member Professor Roger Bales have been named members of UC President Janet Napolitano’s new Global Climate Leadership Council. The...
 
UC Merced is one of the greenest campuses in the nation, with 100 percent of its new construction having earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Those certifications have been earned on the...