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May 30, 2018
This fall, UC Merced launches a new undergraduate education program that fully supports students in achieving the Hallmarks of the Baccalaureate Degree at UC Merced. The program nurtures a spirit of inquiry among students, building their knowledge of disciplines, cultures and perspectives in the...
May 29, 2018
Three enterprising Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) students saw the empty UC Merced Art Gallery on campus and, worried the space would be reallocated, wondered why they couldn’t volunteer to run it. So they started the Young Artist Movement (YAM) — a “guerilla” group that expanded through word...
May 23, 2018
It reads like a mashup of Greek mythology and H.G. Wells. “The Odyssey of Doctor Moreau,” perhaps. Explorers find their way to a remote Aegean island and discover it’s inhabited by reptilian cannibals. They describe one encounter as follows: “[I]t began to run away, with the dead lizard torso and...
May 23, 2018
A team of educators, policy makers and community members are working to bring a children’s museum to Merced. To celebrate the museum’s first pop-up exhibit, Merced For Kids, museum organizers are inviting members of the community to attend the exhibit’s family-friendly opening-night reception at 5:...
May 23, 2018
In creating scholarships to help future generations of Bobcats succeed, UC Merced staff members and alumnae Monique de Villa (’16) and Danielle Armedilla (’12) are cementing the legacy they are leaving for campus.   De Villa and Armedilla were honored for their generous contributions at last month’...
May 22, 2018
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) named Professor Ala Qattawi one of this year’s Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers. “I am honored to receive this award,” Qattawi said. “It recognizes the work we do here at UC Merced and its importance to the manufacturing sciences.” Qattawi was...
May 21, 2018
Violet Barton remembers her teenage years doing quadratic equations by candlelight to a soundtrack of bombs and bullets as the Salvadoran Civil War raged around her. She was forced to migrate to the United States 36 years ago but will go back to El Salvador later this year as a UC Merced graduate...
May 18, 2018
A pair of UC Merced students showed off their bass-fishing skills by winning a Fishing League Worldwide event last weekend, earning themselves a spot in next year’s finals. Herbie LeBlanc of Gilroy and Tshu Xiong of Merced caught the limit of five bass, weighing a total of 19 pounds, 10 ounces, to...
May 15, 2018
UC Merced’s exuberant spring graduates got the chance to demonstrate their gratitude during the 13th Spring Commencement ceremonies this weekend as many of them paused to thank the faculty members and loved ones who helped them through their college journeys. During the two ceremonies, UC Merced...
May 15, 2018
Three field trips this semester gave Professor Marc Beutel’s students an up-close understanding of biological wastewater processes used in treatment plants across the country. Most recently, they toured the wastewater treatment plant in Oakland, operated by East Bay Municipal Utility District. The...

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