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April 27, 2012
Like many others, 38-year-old Micah Chandler of Merced found himself laid off and without options after the economy nosedived in 2007. When he couldn't find work, Chandler's wife suggested he consider returning to school. He decided to... Read More
April 20, 2012
  When Trevor Albertson (’09) started as the California deputy secretary for veterans services last summer, his longtime focus on higher education came in handy right away. Considering his department’s goal to help veterans achieve... Read More
April 18, 2012
UC Merced’s Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team built its first racecar and exhibited it at a national competition last June. The student club has crafted a more advanced machine this year. The car launches from zero to 60... Read More
March 29, 2012
Graduate student Marco Valesi is turning a scholarly lens on an emerging form of expression. He searches cities for art that appears without the approval of authorities. Few scholars across the globe document and interpret this kind of... Read More
March 8, 2012
Cigarette advertising and promotion cause youth to start smoking and facilitate progression to regular use, according a U.S. Surgeon General's Report released today. UC Merced Professor Anna V. Song collaborated with other researchers... Read More
March 6, 2012
UC Merced is one of six universities that are part of a certificate program to develop forward-thinking leaders who will manage public lands through 21st-century challenges. The Leadership for Public Lands and Cultural Heritage... Read More
February 29, 2012
The Popol Vuh, the ancient Mayan creation myth, has permeated several classes at UC Merced this year, offering undergraduate students several ways to learn more about Mayan culture. The focus on the book will peak this week with an art... Read More
February 24, 2012
Born in Nebraska to a Persian mother and a father whose military duty took the family to Europe for much of her childhood, Kandice Soraya Grote grew up speaking English, German and Farsi. Upon returning to the United States, her parents... Read More
February 15, 2012
Diaries belonging to a Civil War soldier who witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln have been digitized and published by UC Merced's Kolligian Library. Henry O. Nightingale was an abolitionist and Union soldier. His... Read More
February 7, 2012
Watch Full Episode on PBS. See more from Cave People of the Himalaya. Mark Aldenderfer, dean of UC Merced's School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, is featured in a National Geographic documentary about his research into an... Read More