University of California, Merced http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/all-stories en 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 Researchers reveal state is overextended, using complicated and outdated policies, and that information about rights to water resources is incomplete and needs an overhaul 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 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