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September 15, 2016
UC Merced was ahead of the curve in 2009, when it created the Violence Prevention Program to combat sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking on campus and in the community just four years after opening its doors to... Read More
September 13, 2016
In just its 12th academic year, the University of California, Merced, has been named one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The news magazine’s 2017 Best Colleges rankings, released today... Read More
August 31, 2016
A team of UC Merced engineering students — plus one from a nearby state university and two from a local high school — made progress this summer on prototypes of portable machines for diagnosing diseases while enhancing the... Read More
August 30, 2016
The Washington Monthly College Guide lists UC Merced as No. 8 in its “Best Bang for the Buck: Western Colleges” list — one spot behind Stanford University — highlighting colleges in the Western U.S. that are... Read More
August 29, 2016
Looking back on his years as one of the first students at UC Merced, Vinh Vo remembers how the brand-new university served him not only as a student, but also by preparing him for graduate school and his current career as a dentist. Vo,... Read More
August 17, 2016
Ke-Myrion Anderson had never set foot on college campus before he spent a week at UC Merced in July. The Fresno eighth-grader was one of 150 students from across California who were invited to live and learn at the university as part of... Read More
August 10, 2016
Women make up about half of the nation’s college-educated workforce, but in the fields of science and engineering, that drops to less than 30 percent. UC Merced’s STEM Resource Center is working to change that discrepancy by... Read More
August 3, 2016
When she began her journey at UC Merced, Sheena Truong had the future planned out. She’d graduate, go to dental school and become an orthodontist. But Merced had more to offer — and in a roundabout way, it became her... Read More
August 2, 2016
Surabordin "Ai" Prachumsri has been hired to take the helm as UC Merced’s second head coach in women's volleyball and the first alumnus to become a head coach for the campus. Prachumsri brings a combined seven years of... Read More
July 27, 2016
One of the most stunning sights in Yosemite National Park has nothing to do with granite. It’s the night sky, Milky Way and all. But light pollution within the park can diminish that experience for visitors as well as change the... Read More

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