University of California, Merced http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/all-stories/2011 en 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 Book Explores Tea Party's Rise, Dynamics http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/book-explores-tea-partys-rise-dynamics <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 16, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" class="image-left" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/140616-tea-party-book.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 250px;" width="200" height="250" />There’s a tendency for researchers to only study leftist movements, but a new book co-edited by UC Merced sociology Professor <a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/faculty/directory/nella-van-dyke">Nella Van Dyke</a> analyzes the Tea Party movement.</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/book-explores-tea-partys-rise-dynamics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Sociology Faculty Research Social Sciences Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:10:30 +0000 shernandez-jason 5427 at http://www.ucmerced.edu UC Cooperative Extension Positions to Connect Research, Community http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/uc-cooperative-extension-positions-connect-research-community <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 11, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">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 related to climate, food security and nutrition.</span></p> <p>The two UCCE specialists, from the UC Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources, will help further connect campus research with local farmers and residents.</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/uc-cooperative-extension-positions-connect-research-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Health Sciences Research Institute Sierra Nevada Research Institute Campus Health Research Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:29:37 +0000 shernandez-jason 5426 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Southern California Edison Earns Engineering Vanguard Award http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/southern-california-edison-earns-engineering-vanguard-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 9, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Southern California Edison has been selected as this year’s recipient of the UC Merced School of Engineering Vanguard Margin of Excellence Award.</p> <p>“Southern California Energy’s partnership with UC Merced has created countless opportunities for engineering students to positively impact their communities,” School of Engineering Dean Dan Hirleman wrote to the company, calling it a model partner for the university.</p> <p>The Vanguard Award was created to honor corporate partners that have had a transformational effect on the educational experience of School of Engineering students.</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/southern-california-edison-earns-engineering-vanguard-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bioengineering School of Engineering Environmental Engineering Management Mechanical Engineering Campus Community Computer Science Awards Campus Community Service Economic Impact Engineering Events Gifts Research Science Students Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:32:33 +0000 landerson4 5423 at http://www.ucmerced.edu De Acker Named Staff Advisor-Designate to the Regents http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/de-acker-named-staff-advisor-designate-regents <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 4, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="image-left" style="width: px"><img alt="" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/140604ackerde140529.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 250px;" title="Deidre &amp;quot;De&amp;quot; Acker" width="200" height="250" /><div class="caption">Deidre &quot;De&quot; Acker</div></div><a href="http://ombuds.ucmerced.edu">Campus Ombuds Deidre “De” Acker</a> has been appointed Staff Advisor-designate for 2014-16, UC President Janet Napolitano announced this week.</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/de-acker-named-staff-advisor-designate-regents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff UCOP UC Regents Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:01:48 +0000 dbirchtrahan 5422 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Scholarship Helps UC Merced Senior Expand Her Worldview http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/scholarship-helps-uc-merced-senior-expand-her-worldview <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 2, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" class="standalone-image; image-left" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/sam_0442.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 300px; height: 450px;" title="Psychology major Patricia Leslie is studying abroad in Córdoba, Spain. " width="300" height="450" />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.</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/scholarship-helps-uc-merced-senior-expand-her-worldview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics Arts and Culture Undergraduate Students Campus Community Psychology School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Student Life Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:27:48 +0000 bortiz 5418 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Project to Bring Attention to Overlooked American Artists http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/project-bring-attention-overlooked-american-artists <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">May 27, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="image-right" style="width: px"><img alt="" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/140429-pano-top-news-story.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 250px;" title="Eitaro Ishigaki is among the artists who will be studied by Professor ShiPu Wang. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian" width="200" height="250" /><div class="caption">Eitaro Ishigaki is among the artists who will be studied by Professor ShiPu Wang. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian</div></div>For the past several years, art history Professor <a href="http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/swang7/">ShiPu Wang</a> has been on a detective mission to find every work produced by a group of overlooked artists from the early 20th century.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/project-bring-attention-overlooked-american-artists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Studies Arts and Culture School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Faculty Humanities Tue, 27 May 2014 15:06:47 +0000 shernandez-jason 5416 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Class of 2014 Bids Farewell, Begins Next Chapter http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/class-2014-bids-farewell-begins-next-chapter <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">May 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" class="standalone-image; image-left" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/140519commencementgrad1mc2014.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 450px; height: 300px;" width="450" height="300" /></p> <p>At two weekend ceremonies, UC Merced conferred degrees on more than 1,000 commencement candidates who said goodbye to the campus they called home for the past four or more years of their lives.</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/class-2014-bids-farewell-begins-next-chapter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics Alumni Graduate Students School of Engineering Undergraduate Students Campus Community School of Natural Sciences School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Leadership Campus Chancellor Commencement Community Service Energy Engineering Events Faculty Staff Student Affairs Student Life Mon, 19 May 2014 16:37:46 +0000 bortiz 5409 at http://www.ucmerced.edu New Center Seeks Better Ways to Communicate Climate Issues http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/new-center-seeks-better-ways-communicate-climate-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">May 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Climate change is creating two problems. One is understanding and addressing its impact on the world. The other is convincing large swaths of the public that it is, in fact, a reality.</p> <p>In an effort to spur people to take action to prevent ecological disaster, researchers with the new UC Merced Center for Climate Communications are studying the best ways to spread the message.</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/new-center-seeks-better-ways-communicate-climate-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics Climate Change Campus Community Sierra Nevada Research Institute School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Campus Environment Faculty Research Science Students Mon, 19 May 2014 15:06:45 +0000 landerson4 5407 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Senior Balances Athletics, Academics With Agility http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/senior-balances-athletics-academics-agility <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">May 14, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" class="standalone-image; image-left" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/resize/news/images/surabordin_prachumsri_1854_mvb-200x250.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 250px;" width="200" height="250" />Growing up in Bangkok, Surabordin Prachumsri knew what he wanted to do at an early age. Now in his final year at UC Merced, that hasn’t changed for the 22-year-old.</p> <p>“My mom is an anthropologist, and I always liked science as a kid,” said Prachumsri, who goes by “Ai.” “It’s one of the things I’m really good at, so I better stick with it.”</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/senior-balances-athletics-academics-agility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics School of Engineering Undergraduate Students Athletics Mechanical Engineering Awards Commencement Student Life Wed, 14 May 2014 17:53:49 +0000 bortiz 5402 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Student Commencement Speakers Blaze Paths as Campus Leaders http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/student-commencement-speakers-blaze-paths-campus-leaders <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">May 12, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" class="standalone-image; image-left" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/140412jamiesweet.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 300px; height: 398px;" title="Jamie Sweet, an environmental engineering major from Richmond, will speaks May 17 at the schools of Engineering and Natural Sciences ceremony." width="300" height="398" />Students Jamie Sweet and Vanessa Estavillo have much more in common than a love of UC Merced, a legacy of leadership and being members of the Class of 2014.</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/student-commencement-speakers-blaze-paths-campus-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics Alumni Clubs and Organizations School of Engineering Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Students Management Campus Community School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Leadership Commencement Events Student Affairs Mon, 12 May 2014 20:39:21 +0000 bortiz 5396 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Spring Issue of UC Merced Magazine Available Now http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/spring-issue-uc-merced-magazine-available-now <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">May 12, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>University Communications announces the online release of the Spring issue of UC Merced Magazine.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">In an effort to keep campus supporters in the Central Valley aware of UC Merced's research, faculty, students and development, University Communications launched UC Merced Magazine.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The print version of UC Merced Magazine has been mailed to nearly 20,000 people in the Sacramento, Modesto and Fresno areas.&nbsp;</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/spring-issue-uc-merced-magazine-available-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 22:12:46 +0000 landerson4 5394 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Innovate to Grow Competition Highlights Student Creativity http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/innovate-grow-competition-highlights-student-creativity <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">May 12, 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"> Student teams are developing working— and sometimes patentable — solutions to the engineering challenges faced by partnering agencies and businesses from the region </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 annual Innovate to Grow competition and expo showcases students’ creativity. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Student teams solve real-world engineering challenges for area agencies, business and nonprofits. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Patents can be filed on some of the innovations developed. </div> </div> </div> <p>MERCED, Calif. — From disposable drones mapping wildfire perimeters to increasing the number of young students interested in science, technology, engineering and math studies, this year’s engineering capstone and Innovate to Grow teams have real, impactful work to show off.</p> <p>The annual Innovate to Grow competition and expo at UC Merced takes place Friday, May 16, across campus, with a variety of events including demonstrations of each team’s work, plus blue-ribbon panels and cash prizes. The events are free and open to the public.</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/innovate-grow-competition-highlights-student-creativity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bioengineering School of Engineering Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering Campus Community Campus Engineering Environment Events Faculty Health Research Students Yosemite Mon, 12 May 2014 15:21:45 +0000 landerson4 5395 at http://www.ucmerced.edu NSF Early Career Award Honors Professor’s Research and Potential http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/nsf-early-career-award-honors-professors-research-and-potential <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">May 9, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Science Foundation is honoring UC Merced Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe with a Faculty Early Career Development Award to support her examination of how soil helps regulate the climate.</p> <p>The awards are given to junior faculty members who “who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations,” the NSF 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/nsf-early-career-award-honors-professors-research-and-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics Graduate Students Climate Change Campus Community School of Natural Sciences Earth Systems Science Awards Campus Environment Faculty Research Students Fri, 09 May 2014 15:23:17 +0000 landerson4 5391 at http://www.ucmerced.edu Scholarship Empowers Students to Make a Difference http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/scholarship-empowers-students-make-difference <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">May 7, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" class="standalone-image; image-left" src="/sites/www.ucmerced.edu/files/news/images/rogersdalton140421.jpg" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 250px;" title="Dalton Rogers" width="200" height="250" />Five words from one of American history’s most famous speeches inspired Dalton Rogers to contribute to society.</p> <p>He was called to public service in high school when he read President John F. Kennedy’s call to action — "ask what you can do.”</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/scholarship-empowers-students-make-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academics Arts and Culture Economics Scholarships Undergraduate Students Politcial Science School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Leadership Awards Community Service Gifts Outreach Student Affairs Wed, 07 May 2014 16:43:31 +0000 bortiz 5385 at http://www.ucmerced.edu