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Female applied mathematics graduate student
April 21, 2021
Applied Mathematics graduate student Shayna Bennett will represent UC Merced at the University of California Grad Slam finals on May 7. For the campus’s Grad Slam final round, Bennett presented her dissertation research, “A New Tool to Fight Invasive Species,” in just three minutes and earned first...
April 21, 2021
A major international conference looking at the relationships between William Shakespeare's works and the current climate crisis will soon get underway. UC Merced is co-hosting the virtual event with the world-famous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London on April 23 and 24 to mark both Earth Day...
The Center for Climate Justice’s two-day launch event kicks off on Earth Day, April 22.
April 20, 2021
The University of California is launching a new center just in time for Earth Day: the Center for Climate Justice. Led by Management of Complex Systems Professor and UC Presidential Chair Tracey Osborne , the Center for Climate Justice is a system-wide initiative to address climate change as a...
April 20, 2021
Name: Habibatu Mboka Year: Graduating May 2021, School of Engineering Commencement Student Speaker Major: Computer Science and Engineering Hometown: Turlock What clubs or organizations were you part of at UC Merced? I was a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and I...
Students teamed up with Castle Air Museum to complete a grant application for funds from Proposition 68, which would improve the park for the community. Photo by Veronica Adrover, UC Merced
April 14, 2021
A team of UC Merced students partnered with Castle Air Museum to complete a proposal in the hopes of making the park more accessible to the diverse community it serves. When Californians passed Proposition 68 in 2018, that meant more taxes to fund improving parks in the state. Castle Air Museum...
Alicia Garza is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
April 13, 2021
Alicia Garza, civil rights activist and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, will be honored as the 13th recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance during a virtual award ceremony on April 20. Garza was raised...
The Manilay and Spencer lab groups sit together on campus.
April 12, 2021
Immunology Professor Jennifer Manilay and bioengineering Professor Joel Spencer are using a new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand a project they’ve been working on for the past two years — delving into the immune systems of living mice to see how B-cells develop under...
Jose Zamora
April 7, 2021
From graduate student Jose Zamora’s perspective, the CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) has been a spectacular success. “There is so much value to being part of the CCBM,” said Zamora, who began as an undergrad Scholar when the center opened and is now a graduate Fellow...
The FACTS Bridge Program is a new internship designed to immerse students in agricultural science and research.
April 5, 2021
Many students don’t think about internships until later in college, but at UC Merced undergraduate students can take advantage of hands-on training with faculty before even starting regular classes. Through the FACTS Bridge Program, first-year and transfer students get a head start on research and...
April 2, 2021
The campus community and its partners can learn more about the importance of renewable energy at this year’s Energize Merced conference, an annual event hosted by UC Merced’s Solar Energy Association (SEA). The association is a student-led group, overseen by Professor Sarah Kurtz, that puts...

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