University of California, Merced http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/all-stories/2011 en Students Expand, Build Skills in New Souza Leadership Center http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/students-expand-build-skills-new-souza-leadership-center <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" class="standalone-image; image-left" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/resize/news/images/margosouzaleadershipgroup1-400x307.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 400px; height: 307px;" title="Staff members and student interns at the Margo F. Souza Leadership Center work to enhance, focus and expand programs for students." width="400" height="307" />Shy in high school, Rachel Fang didn’t want to follow the same pattern as a UC Merced student.</p> <p>“I decided that I was going to change,” Fang said. “I wanted to be more outspoken.”</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brenda Ortiz, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/students-expand-build-skills-new-souza-leadership-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics School of Engineering Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Students Management Campus Community School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Leadership Gifts Student Affairs Student Life Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:42:09 +0000 bortiz 5532 at http://www.ucmerced.edu New Financial Assistance for Middle Class Families http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/new-financial-assistance-middle-class-families <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" class="standalone-image image-left" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/uc_merced_students_0.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 160px;" title="The scholarship is designed to be rolled out over four years, with the amount students can receive increasing progressively until the program is fully funded in 2017." width="200" height="160" />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.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scott Hernandez-Jason, Director of News and Social Media </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/new-financial-assistance-middle-class-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Undergraduate Students Financial Aid UCOP Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:11:44 +0000 shernandez-jason 5529 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Extreme Changes in Seasonality Affect Soils’ Ability to Store Water and Carbon, Research Shows http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/extreme-changes-seasonality-affect-soils%E2%80%99-ability-store-water-and-carbon-research-shows <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/extreme-changes-seasonality-affect-soils%E2%80%99-ability-store-water-and-carbon-research-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Graduate Students Climate Change Campus Community School of Natural Sciences Sierra Nevada Research Institute Water Earth Systems Science Environment Faculty Research Science Staff Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:09:25 +0000 landerson4 5527 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Climate Change Influencing Freshwater Mountain Runoff, Research Shows http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/climate-change-influencing-freshwater-mountain-runoff-research-shows <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 8, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the climate warms, sources of the water so critical to life everywhere on Earth are drying up.</p> <p>By the end of this century, communities dependent on freshwater from mountain-fed rivers could see significantly less water, according to a new climate model recently released by University of California researchers.</p> <p>For example, people who get freshwater from the Kings River could see a 26 percent decrease in river flow.</p> <p>Why? Think of the environment to which humans are now accustomed as a huge jigsaw puzzle.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/climate-change-influencing-freshwater-mountain-runoff-research-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> School of Engineering Climate Change Campus Community Sierra Nevada Research Institute Water Earth Systems Science Engineering Environment Faculty Research Science Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:29:22 +0000 landerson4 5523 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Campus Seeks Students to Address Critical Food Issues http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/campus-seeks-students-address-critical-food-issues <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 4, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="image-left" style="width: px"><img alt="" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/resize/news/images/021_presidentnapolitanoinmerced_140904-web-200x160.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 160px;" title="UC President Janet Napolitano (far right) visited UC Merced to learn more about the campus dining center&#039;s focus on sustainability." width="200" height="160" /><div class="caption">UC President Janet Napolitano (far right) visited UC Merced to learn more about the campus dining center's focus on sustainability.</div></div>UC Merced is recruiting three students to be part of the UC Global Food Initiative, which aims to address how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scott Hernandez-Jason, Director of News and Social Media </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/campus-seeks-students-address-critical-food-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fellowships Graduate Students Undergraduate Students Sustainability Campus Research UCOP Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:33:10 +0000 shernandez-jason 5520 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Researchers to Develop Virtual Center for Learning Disabilities http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/researchers-develop-virtual-center-learning-disabilities <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 2, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">UC Merced researchers will develop a virtual center to support parents and caregivers, as well as health and other professionals in detecting and treating Merced County children with developmental disorders, work made possible by a grant from First 5 Merced County.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scott Hernandez-Jason, Director of News and Social Media </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/researchers-develop-virtual-center-learning-disabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:16:57 +0000 shernandez-jason 5518 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Campus Marks 10th Academic Year with Strongest Freshman Class http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/campus-marks-10th-academic-year-strongest-freshman-class <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 28, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-article-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UC Merced begins 10th year with record student enrollment, strong focus on growth, research and academic priorities </div> </div> </div> <p>The University of California, Merced, marks a major milestone today with the start of the 2014-15 academic year – its 10th since opening its doors in 2005 as the first new UC campus in 40 years.</p> <p>“We begin the year with our strongest class of incoming freshmen and the largest and most diverse student body in our history,” said UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland. “The hopes and aspirations of these talented young scholars serve as a poignant reminder of why UC Merced was established and the promise it holds for many generations to come.”</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scott Hernandez-Jason, Director of News and Social Media </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/campus-marks-10th-academic-year-strongest-freshman-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics Graduate Students Admissions Undergraduate Students Campus Community Diversity Enrollment Campus Chancellor Student Affairs Student Life Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:55:16 +0000 shernandez-jason 5511 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Campus Expands with New Science and Engineering Building http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/campus-expands-new-science-and-engineering-building <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 27, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The long-awaited Science and Engineering Building 2 officially opens today, providing more space for instruction, research and offices.</p> <p>The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 1 p.m.</p> <p>Thirty months in the making, the building is designed to foster interdisciplinary work for researchers across UC Merced.</p> <p>“We’re continuing a concept that has been important since the campus itself was being planned – collaboration between the schools,” Academic Facilities Planning Director Steve Rabedeaux said.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/campus-expands-new-science-and-engineering-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> School of Engineering Solar Campus Community School of Natural Sciences Campus Planning Sustainability Campus Energy Engineering Environment Faculty Students Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:07:06 +0000 landerson4 5509 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Rare Flower Variant Discovered by Professor Offers Insight into Evolution http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/rare-flower-variant-discovered-professor-offers-insight-evolution <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 25, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The discovery of a new, rare species of monkey flower by Professor Jason Sexton provides clues as to how new species are born.</p> <p>Sexton, who researches the monkey flowers that grow wild throughout California, and are especially prolific in the Sierra Nevada, conducted this work with researchers Kathleen G. Ferris and John H. Willis, both from Duke University.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/rare-flower-variant-discovered-professor-offers-insight-evolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biological Sciences Campus Community School of Natural Sciences Earth Systems Science Environment Faculty Research Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:56:02 +0000 landerson4 5504 at http://www.ucmerced.edu California Overspends Water Rights by 300 Million Acre Feet http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/california-overspends-water-rights-300-million-acre-feet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-article-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Researchers reveal state is overextended, using complicated and outdated policies, and that information about rights to water resources is incomplete and needs an overhaul </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-article-quick-facts"> <div class="field-label">Quick Facts&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> California gives away rights to more water than it has – up to 1,000 percent in some places. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Researchers advocate policy updates, changes and improvement in data collection. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> The state is working with researchers to try and sort out problems. </div> </div> </div> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 13px;">MERCED, Calif. — California is deficit-spending its water and has been for a century, according to state data analyzed recently by researchers from the University of California.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/california-overspends-water-rights-300-million-acre-feet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> School of Engineering CITRIS Climate Change Campus Community Water Environment Faculty Science Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:54:13 +0000 landerson4 5502 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Educator’s Legacy Lives on Through Campus Endowment http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/educator%E2%80%99s-legacy-lives-through-campus-endowment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 11, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-article-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A $500,000 donation from the John Elia Education Endowment Trust will aid undergraduate and graduate students at UC Merced </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-article-quick-facts"> <div class="field-label">Quick Facts&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The John Elia Education Endowment Trust has donated $500,000 to help support students who pursue higher education at UC Merced. </div> <div class="field-item even"> The gift will provide services, programming and scholarships for undocumented students, scholarships for veterans and fellowships for graduate students. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Elia taught in Fresno for more than 50 years and was an active community leader. </div> </div> </div> <p>Throughout his 51-year teaching career, John Elia made a profound impact on the lives of more than 10,000 students. Now, his legacy will continue through an endowment created by his family.</p> <p>A generous gift from the John Elia Education Endowment Trust will fund scholarships, fellowships and programs at the University of California, Merced.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brenda Ortiz, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-article-pdf"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.ucmerced.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/pdfs/140811pressreleaseeliagiftfinal_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=171995" title="140811pressreleaseeliagiftfinal.pdf">View PDF</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/educator%E2%80%99s-legacy-lives-through-campus-endowment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics Fellowships Graduate Students Scholarships Undergraduate Students Campus Community Campus Chancellor Gifts Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:42:48 +0000 bortiz 5495 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Engineering Students Working on Water Issues for Summer Research Project http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/engineering-students-working-water-issues-summer-research-project <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 4, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spending a summer finding ways to make toilet water reusable and trying to extract urine from wastewater might not sound glamorous.</p> <p>But the results of the work two UC Merced students are doing through a prestigious research partnership could be very important to a state facing a severe drought, as well as for the future of water security.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/engineering-students-working-water-issues-summer-research-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> School of Engineering Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Students Campus Community Water Sustainability Engineering Environment Research Students Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:11:14 +0000 landerson4 5485 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Campus Receives Six Statements of Qualifications for 2020 Project http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/campus-receives-six-statements-qualifications-2020-project <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-article-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The campus will now develop a short-list of teams to which the request for proposals will be released later this year. </div> </div> </div> <p>MERCED, Calif. — In a strong indication of broad interest in partnering with the University of California, Merced, to further grow the UC system’s newest campus, six respondent teams submitted statements of qualifications (SOQ) to participate in the 2020 Project.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scott Hernandez-Jason, Director of News and Social Media </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/campus-receives-six-statements-qualifications-2020-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:10:31 +0000 shernandez-jason 5483 at http://www.ucmerced.edu President Napolitano Delves into UC Merced-Yosemite Partnership http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/president-napolitano-delves-uc-merced-yosemite-partnership <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 28, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="image-right" style="width: px"><img alt="" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/president-and-chancellor-for-web-story.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 167px;" title="Chancellor Dorothy Leland and UC President Janet Napolitano spent time in Yosemite last week with students." width="200" height="167" /><div class="caption">Chancellor Dorothy Leland and UC President Janet Napolitano spent time in Yosemite last week with students.</div></div>A two-day visit to Yosemite gave University of California President Janet Napolitano an up-close look at UC Merced’s partnership with the neighboring national park, including some of the students whose lives have been transformed by their experiences there.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/president-napolitano-delves-uc-merced-yosemite-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Undergraduate Students Campus Community Sierra Nevada Research Institute Leadership Chancellor Events Research Science Students UCOP Yosemite Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:31:11 +0000 landerson4 5477 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Provost, Professor Appointed to President’s Environmental Council http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/provost-professor-appointed-president%E2%80%99s-environmental-council <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 21, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p> <p>The council has been convened to guide UC sustainability efforts, with the goal of bringing the university’s operations to carbon neutrality by 2025.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/provost-professor-appointed-president%E2%80%99s-environmental-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Community Sustainability Campus Environment Faculty UCOP Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:33:16 +0000 landerson4 5456 at http://www.ucmerced.edu FAA Approves Data Drone Research at UC Merced http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/faa-approves-data-drone-research-uc-merced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" class="image-center" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/drone-launch-for-web-story.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 500px; height: 333px; margin: 6px;" title="Students from the MESA Lab use a tripod launcher to get their drone airborne." width="500" height="333" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/faa-approves-data-drone-research-uc-merced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Graduate Students School of Engineering Undergraduate Students Mechanical Engineering Campus Community Campus Engineering Faculty Research Science Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:08:43 +0000 landerson4 5446 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Professor Discovers Key Elements for Biofilm Spreading http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/professor-discovers-key-elements-biofilm-spreading <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 7, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="image-left" style="width: px"><img alt="" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/resize/news/images/140707-web-story-nobile-research-200x160.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 160px;" title="Professor Clarissa J. Nobile pinpointed four core proteins — all members of a histone deacetylase complex — that control how the biofilm forms, and learned what happens when they’re changed. " width="200" height="160" /><div class="caption">Professor Clarissa J. Nobile pinpointed four core proteins — all members of a histone deacetylase complex — that control how the biofilm forms, and learned what happens when they’re changed. </div></div>A biology professor at the University of California, Merced, discovered mechanisms that allow a potentially fatal biofilm to spread and resist drugs.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scott Hernandez-Jason, Director of News and Social Media </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/professor-discovers-key-elements-biofilm-spreading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biological Sciences School of Natural Sciences Faculty Research Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:04:21 +0000 shernandez-jason 5439 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Facilities Management Seeks Campus’s Help in Attaining Sustainable Certifications http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/facilities-management-seeks-campus%E2%80%99s-help-attaining-sustainable-certifications <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 30, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p> <p>Those certifications have been earned on the basis of building construction practices, such as integrating recycled materials and diverting tons of waste from landfills for reuse, better mechanical and electrical systems</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/facilities-management-seeks-campus%E2%80%99s-help-attaining-sustainable-certifications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Community Campus Planning Sustainability Campus Energy Environment Faculty Staff Students Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:22:25 +0000 landerson4 5435 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Campus Purchasing Land in Downtown Merced for 2020 Project http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/campus-purchasing-land-downtown-merced-2020-project <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 30, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="image-left" style="width: px"><img alt="" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/140630-land-purchase.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 160px;" title="UC Merced is the highest bidder for a piece of publicly auctioned land across from the Merced Civic Center. " width="200" height="160" /><div class="caption">UC Merced is the highest bidder for a piece of publicly auctioned land across from the Merced Civic Center. </div></div>UC Merced is the top bidder for a piece of publicly auctioned land in downtown Merced that will likely serve as the site of a building for staff members, a significant step forward in the campus’s <a href="http://2020project.ucmerced.edu">2020 Project</a>, designed to accelerate campus growth.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scott Hernandez-Jason, Director of News and Social Media </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/campus-purchasing-land-downtown-merced-2020-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Community Campus Planning Campus Chancellor Research Staff UCOP Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:38:27 +0000 shernandez-jason 5436 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Big-Data Project Nets Professor a Big Award http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/big-data-project-nets-professor-big-award <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-article-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 23, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 the computer science and engineering group to earn the honor, and the first one to get this award from the DoE.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-news-article-media-contact"> <div class="field-label">Media Contact&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lorena Anderson, Senior Public Information Representative </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/big-data-project-nets-professor-big-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics School of Engineering Campus Community Computer Science Awards Campus Engineering Faculty Research Science Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:01:42 +0000 landerson4 5432 at http://www.ucmerced.edu