When Alma Fausto first arrived at UC Merced in 2008, she felt pangs of doubt common to many freshmen.
UC Merced sits in an ideal spot for students, faculty and staff who want to engage in an active, outdoor lifestyle.
UC Merced senior Jesse Anaya answered his phone one day to hear an unfamiliar voice ask, “Are you ready to change the world?”
“Yes,” he replied. “Now, who is this?”
After two months on the job, UC Merced’s first full-time medical director has already entrenched himself in campus life and understanding student needs.
Dr. Brandon Boggs, a Merced native, has practiced emergency medicine for the past 10 years, including seven as medical director for an emergency department in Oakdale. Early in his career he worked as a family practitioner in private practice with a cardiologist and pulmonologist, and served as medical director of large nursing and rehabilitation center.
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 base a new goal on his lifelong love for history and mythology.
UC Merced was awarded the Allied Professional Award from the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus this month at the group's annual ceremony in Washington, D.C.
UC Merced’s Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team built its first racecar and exhibited it at a national competition last June.
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 to some 788 students eligible to graduate from UC Merced this spring, along with their families and friends.
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.