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September 30, 2011
Hundreds of UC Merced students are about to learn just how far they can stretch a drop of water. “UC Merced Water Battle 2011” begins Saturday, pitting students in the nine Valley Terrace residence halls against each other in... Read More
September 29, 2011
College is an adjustment. Over the span of a summer, high school seniors go from living under the watchful eye of parents to being full-fledged adults. Students have to manage their own money, time, living arrangements, health care and... Read More
September 23, 2011 UC Merced women’s volleyball team made history Thursday night, earning the school’s first victory in any sport at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics level. The... Read More
September 21, 2011 Sophomore Alexandria Curtis is doing something most students wouldn’t even consider — competing in two of UC Merced’s first varsity intercollegiate sports... Read More
September 13, 2011
  The University of California, Merced, will celebrate the first varsity sporting events on campus next week, with the women’s volleyball team playing its home opener on Sept. 22 and an Athletics Kickoff Tailgate event prior to... Read More
September 6, 2011 UC Merced graduate student Brandi McKuin recently returned from a trip to India, where she spent time studying the energy needs of rural villages that have been told by their government that they... Read More
August 19, 2011
Although she’s the only full-time UC Merced staff member focused on alumni, Heather Buckner says the Alumni Affairs Office is definitely not about her. “Alumni should feel a connection to the university, not to me,” she... Read More
August 15, 2011
Spencer Castro is moving from one of the nation's most established research universities and most successful athletics programs to one building its reputation in both regards. He's also coming home, or close to it. Castro, 22, who... Read More
August 5, 2011
Stephanie Ruiz and Marisela Torres have been friends since seventh grade, and they share dreams that include college degrees and teaching careers. So it's no surprise that these Tulare County valedictorians have something else in common:... Read More
July 26, 2011
MERCED — The University of California, Merced, announced today it has named John Sykes as men's basketball coach and Allen McCreary as women's volleyball coach. They are the first coaching hires for the budding sports program... Read More