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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
April 11, 2012
Former California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante will deliver the keynote address at the University of California, Merced’s commencement on May 12. Bustamante, who was at one time the nation's highest ranking Latino elected official, will speak... Read More
April 10, 2012
From the campus’ own undergraduate and graduate students to distinguished faculty members from here and abroad, Research Week at the University of California, Merced, will offer a wide range of events and information from April 16 to 19.... Read More
April 9, 2012 More than two dozen students are stretching their imagination and building entrepreneurial skills in the first-ever Mobile App Challenge at UC Merced. Representing each of the university’s three schools, 28... Read More
April 6, 2012
When Andrea Rodarte began studying physics, she first wanted to look to the stars for answers. Instead, she's finding them in nanoparticles. "The people I know who went into astrophysics only get to do an experiment once or twice a year... 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 23, 2012
The field is set for more success next year after UC Merced student-athletes earned top honors and played to impressive crowds during the debut season of varsity sports. Last fall, more than 50 student-athletes competed in men’s... Read More
March 15, 2012
The University of California, Merced, has announced a $33,000 donation from Citi to support its Center for Educational Partnership's Parent Empowerment Program — $10,000 will fund the continued support of high schools in Madera and $23,000... Read More
February 3, 2012
UC Merced is entering a significant new phase of construction, the likes of which the campus has not seen since before it opened in 2005. The construction projects will add nearly 270,000 gross square feet in the next two years, which... Read More
January 27, 2012
As a chemistry teacher at Golden Valley High School in 2004, Scott Seronello frequently told his students to keep working at their education and never give up their dreams. Then his students asked why he hadn’t done that himself. So he... Read More