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May 19, 2015
The winners of this year’s Innovate to Grow competition have been announced. The event includes three components: The Mobile App Challenge, the Capstone competition for senior Innovation and Design Clinic teams and the Engineering... Read More
May 11, 2015
Innovate to Grow, the annual showcase of UC Merced student creativity, features some amazing teamwork this year, from medical and agricultural devices to mobile applications for saving energy and water. May 15 is the date for the fourth... Read More
May 7, 2015
Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the dirt under their feet. But a new article co-authored by UC Merced Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe and published this week in the prestigious journal Science provides plenty of... Read More
April 29, 2015
UC Merced Professor Carolin Frank is helping figure out how a certain bacteria helps promote healthy tree growth by studying the bacteria’s genome sequence. In the new paper, published in the open-access journal mBio, Frank and... Read More
April 22, 2015
For the first time, UC Merced made the Princeton Review’s list of the most environmentally responsible colleges. The education services company — known for its test prep and tutoring services, books and college rankings... Read More
April 20, 2015
With a carnival, movie and other events, this year’s Earth Day festivities are shaping up to be bigger, more fun and more educational than ever. UC Merced’s annual celebration of the 45-year-old day of observance is always a... Read More
April 16, 2015
Research, teaching and public outreach were all on display today at UC Merced’s celebration of the University of California Natural Reserve System’s 50th anniversary. The inaugural celebration of the 39-reserve system’s... Read More
April 13, 2015
Three UC Merced undergraduates are the recipients of a new fellowship under University of California President Janet Napolitano’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative. Through the President’s Sustainability Student Fellowship/... Read More
April 9, 2015
California’s groundwater is being rapidly depleted because cities and farms extract more than is replenished naturally, compacting local aquifers and decreasing supply in some places in the Central Valley. And, it turns out, levees... Read More
April 3, 2015
New software developed at UC Merced allows anyone on campus with a smartphone to report water leaks to Facilities in a couple of easy steps. Facilities and Operations in mid-March installed quick-response-code stickers in all the... Read More