Student Life and Athletics

Shy in high school, Rachel Fang didn’t want to follow the same pattern as a UC Merced student. “I decided that I was going to change,” Fang said. “I wanted to be more outspoken.”
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.
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.
UC President Janet Napolitano (far right) visited UC Merced to learn more about the campus dining center's focus on sustainability.UC Merced is recruiting three students to be part of the UC Global Food Initiative,...
UC Merced begins 10th year with record student enrollment, strong focus on growth, research and academic priorities.  The University of California, Merced, marks a major milestone today with the start of the 2014-...
The long-awaited Science and Engineering Building 2 officially opens today, providing more space for instruction, research and offices. The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Thirty months in the making, the...
A $500,000 donation from the John Elia Education Endowment Trust will aid undergraduate and graduate students at UC Merced .  Throughout his 51-year teaching career, John Elia made a profound impact on the...
Spending a summer finding ways to make toilet water reusable and trying to extract urine from wastewater might not sound glamorous. But the results of the work two UC Merced students are doing through a prestigious...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland and UC President Janet Napolitano spent time in Yosemite last week with students.A two-day visit to Yosemite gave University of California President Janet Napolitano an up-close look at UC...
 
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. Those certifications have been earned on the...
Southern California Edison has been selected as this year’s recipient of the UC Merced School of Engineering Vanguard Margin of Excellence Award. “Southern California Energy’s partnership with UC Merced has created...
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.
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. In an effort to spur people to...
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.
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. “My mom is an anthropologist, and I always liked...
Student teams are developing working— and sometimes patentable — solutions to the engineering challenges faced by partnering agencies and businesses from the region.  MERCED, Calif. — From disposable drones mapping...
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.
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. The awards are given...
Five words from one of American history’s most famous speeches inspired Dalton Rogers to contribute to society. He was called to public service in high school when he read President John F. Kennedy’s call to action — "...