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October 15, 2018
It’s that time of year again - time to show your Bobcat pride at UC Merced’s annual Homecoming celebration. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and the community are welcome to the two-day event, which will include a downtown block party for the first time. The event kicks off Friday at the Downtown...
October 11, 2018
UC Merced is part of a concerted effort to dramatically increase diversity in physics and astronomy over the next five years. The campus is one of nine University of California campuses and 15 California State University campuses awarded a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation...
October 9, 2018
To further his fundamental research into solid oxide fuel cells and other high-temperature electrochemical energy systems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Professor Min Hwan Lee its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The grant brings the campus’s total to...
October 8, 2018
UC Merced already strives to be the most sustainable and innovative research university. Now, a new initiative aspires to help the campus become one of healthiest — and students, staff and faculty members are invited to join the effort. On Thursday, Oct. 11, UC Merced and its nine sister campuses...
October 8, 2018
As UC Merced continues to lead the way in sustainability on university campuses, a new wrinkle has been added to the process of certifying buildings. Recently, the Science and Engineering 1 (SE1) building achieved gold certification under LEED Operations and Maintenance (LEED O & M) criteria....
October 4, 2018
Writing poetry can lead to increased innovation in science, according to a new article in BioScience that came about because of a Twitter connection between UC Merced and Swansea University in Wales. As part of National Poetry Month, UC Merced launched a hashtag encouraging community members to...
October 2, 2018
When fourth-year public health major Rochelle Mulondo heard about UC Merced’s Student Success Internship (SSI) program, she jumped at the chance to apply and gain real-life work experience that would boost her professional skills. As a CalFresh outreach intern, her role was to increase student...
October 1, 2018
Forty million years after dinosaurs went extinct, one of the largest predators that ever prowled Earth’s oceans emerged, feeding the imaginations of modern scientists and the nightmares of modern movie audiences. Megalodon — the name means ‘giant tooth’ — appeared some 23 million years ago and...
October 1, 2018
A new grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help UC Merced further diversify its community of graduate students and faculty, beginning with the humanities and humanistic social sciences. “Diversity of background and perspective drives creativity and innovation, and a diverse faculty...
September 27, 2018
Michael Pierick’s road to presenting as part of the UC Merced delegation at this week’s UC Board of Regents meeting started in 2012, with a pit stop on the way to a basketball tryout at Sonoma State. Both of Pierick’s parents attended UCLA and encouraged him to check out the newest UC campus while...

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