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Flora film
May 23, 2024
“Flora,” a film by UC Professor Yehuda Sharim, earned an award from the Latino and Native American Film Festival. The film, which Sharim describes as a memoir of post-teen daughters of immigrants who must teach themselves about love and tenderness in a world dominated by unnecessary suffering and...
UC Merced students look at high-speed rail tracks during a site visit.
May 23, 2024
California high-speed rail, a multibillion-dollar project designed to connect the Central Valley to Los Angeles and the Bay Area, promises swift transportation, the protection of agricultural land and contributions to a cleaner environment. It's also providing a lot of jobs - from design to...
The Science and Engineering 2 building is shown.
May 22, 2024
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program provides some of the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards to higher education faculty. According to the NSF website, these awards are given "in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role...
TUSCEB scholars showcased their research projects at a recent symposium.
May 16, 2024
In April, the Training Undergraduates in Stem Cell Engineering and Biology (TUSCEB) program marked a significant milestone toward its mission of fostering excellence in stem cell engineering and biology education by hosting its first symposium. “As the cornerstone of our TUSCEB program, this...
Two men in safety garments and goggles conduct an experiment at UC Merced.
May 9, 2024
The WE Will! Education and Workforce Collaborative, spearheaded by UC Merced and composed of partners from Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, has awarded $10.6 million to community and education partners in the tri-county region. Recipients applied for funding with projects aligned to...
A flexible material that gets stronger the more it is hit and conducts electricity is shown.
May 8, 2024
Much of the work Yue (Jessica) Wang does at UC Merced sounds like science fiction: She creates flexible material that gets stronger the more you hit it. And it conducts electricity. Science, yes. Fiction, no. This work is happening. It was featured in a presentation materials scientist Di Wu from...
A student is congratulated by Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz on the commencement stage.
May 7, 2024
More than 1,300 students plan to participate in UC Merced's Spring 2024 Commencement, celebrated with three distinct ceremonies on the campus's Recreation Field. The first ceremony honors Graduate Division students and will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10. There will be 27 master's candidates...
author Jorge Cham speaks to a group of graduate students during a visit to UC Merced.
May 1, 2024
“Raise your hands if you want to know a secret,” acclaimed author and cartoonist Jorge Cham instructed a crowd of young children. Hundreds of tiny arms shot up in unison toward the cafeteria ceiling. “Butterflies drink with a straw,” he said. Bustling with excitement, the students expressed their...
The Science and Engineering 2 Building is pictured.
April 30, 2024
UC Merced's School of Engineering is expanding its offerings into some exciting areas. Most recently, the university added a major in aerospace engineering, one of the fastest-growing industries in California, with the number of jobs projected to grow 8.5 percent in the next decade, according to...

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