Erik Olstad started down the path to becoming a veterinarian by accident.
After high school, the now 32-year-old attended California State University, Fresno, to get a political science degree. But while snowboarding at China Peak, he... Read More
Professor Michael Beman, with the School of Natural Sciences, became the 13th faculty member to win a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award since the campus opened.
The grant provides nearly $... Read More
UC Merced lecturer Carol Sipan became concerned with the social stigma of HIV in some developing countries after a 2009 trip to Burundi, where she and a colleague from Tanzania were training pastors and church leaders on what they and... Read More
Last fall, UC Merced’s first peer-led recovery program — known as Bobcats for Recovery — began meeting weekly to help support undergraduate and graduate students in recovery from substance use disorders.
As the recovery... Read More
Home-based interventions that teach parents to engage children in playful interactive learning activities can close the cognitive development gap between disadvantaged children and higher-resource peers, according to a new study led by UC... Read More
If you want to understand how plant populations will respond as the climate changes, just examine the plants in different locations.
That’s one of the conclusions drawn by UC Merced School of Natural Sciences Professor Jason Sexton... Read More
Professor Carolin Frank’s research into the nitrogen-fixing properties of bacteria inside the needles of some high-elevation pine trees is the topic of a new paper in the journal New Phytologist.
Frank, with the School of Natural... Read More
Completing degree requirements in eight semesters can be challenging for many students. Add a minor, a job or a semester abroad, and students can easily find themselves playing catch-up.
That’s why UC Merced senior Shelby Smith, a... Read More
Even without all the industrial and technological growth that has accelerated climate change, humans can — and do — dramatically impact ecosystems.
A new paper in Nature Communications, co-authored by UC Merced Professor... Read More
In Fall 2007, Maricela Rangel-Garcia became one of the first UC Merced students to sign up for a new, non-clinical volunteer program in the busy Mercy Medical Center Emergency Department (ED).
Her participation in what has become a vital... Read More