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May 14, 2019
When Anna Ocegueda walks across the stage at UC Merced’s 2019 commencement, it will be not only a powerful moment for her, but for her family, too — and for the thousands of people who identify with her story. Ocegueda is the daughter of migrant farm workers from Mexico and as one of five children...
May 13, 2019
Dorothy Leland announced today (May 13) her intention to step down as chancellor of the University of California, Merced, effective Aug. 15, 2019. “These have been the most gratifying eight years of my long professional career,” said Leland, who was appointed by the Board of Regents in 2011 to...
May 13, 2019
Physics Professor Linda Hirst has been named this year’s recipient of the British Liquid Crystal Society’s C. Hilsum Medal for her contributions to liquid crystal science and technology. She journeyed to Leeds, England, to receive the prestigious medal, attend an awards dinner and deliver the...
May 13, 2019
The undergraduate engineering curriculum at UC Merced offers students professional experience by participating in the senior capstone project, the Innovation Design Clinic (IDC). The IDC culminates in the Innovate to Grow event on Friday, May 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in an annual showcase of...
May 9, 2019
Asmaa Mohamed’s enthusiasm for research is contagious. Her passion not only radiates through her words, but it is also evident in the research career she has built in her undergraduate years at UC Merced. Mohamed was born in Egypt. In 2013, her father accepted a position as a senior medical...
May 9, 2019
The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) awarded Quantitative and Systems Biology graduate student Craig Ennis the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Service Research Award. The award provides multiyear support to...
May 8, 2019
There’s a striking image of “San Andres” that was recently on display at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. The illumination of the saint’s torso and visage are iconic. But this version is different. It’s darker – and newer. On second glance, it’s not the famed painting created by Jose de Ribera...
May 7, 2019
Now ubiquitous, machine learning has made its way into farming, thanks to an affordable, unmanned ground vehicle that recognizes and spatially maps agricultural pest infestations, treating them with “surgical precision spraying.” New, award-winning robot-driven technology developed by a team of UC...
May 6, 2019
Professor Sungjin Im, with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, making him the 21st recipient from UC Merced. CAREER awards are among the NSF’s most prestigious awards. They are given through the...
May 6, 2019
Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) graduate student Anh Diep will represent UC Merced at the University of California Grad Slam finals in San Francisco on May 10. At UC Merced’s Grad Slam final round in April, Diep presented her dissertation research “To Clear or Not Clear: A Valley Fever...

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