Campus News

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 a check 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Researchers reveal state is overextended, using complicated and outdated policies, and that information about rights to water resources is incomplete and needs an overhaul.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...
UC Merced is the highest bidder for a piece of publicly auctioned land across from the Merced Civic Center. UC Merced is the top bidder for a piece of publicly auctioned land in downtown Merced that will likely serve...
Professor Florin Rusu’s passion for analyzing voluminous amounts of data has won him a prestigious early-career award from the federal Department of Energy, making him the fifth of the nine eligible faculty members in...
Two UC Cooperative Extension specialists are being deployed to UC Merced to take advantage of its location at the center of California agriculture and build on ongoing research into agriculturally significant matters...
Southern California Edison has been selected as this year’s recipient of the UC Merced School of Engineering Vanguard Margin of Excellence Award. “Southern California Energy’s partnership with UC Merced has created...
Deidre "De" AckerCampus Ombuds Deidre “De” Acker has been appointed Staff Advisor-designate for 2014-16, UC President Janet Napolitano announced this week.
Patricia Leslie is the first in her family to attend college. And the UC Merced senior is making the most of it, both on campus and beyond.