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Women honored at Womyn Luncheon at UC Merced
March 19, 2024
Seven extraordinary women from UC Merced were honored Monday at the Womyn’s Luncheon, an event hosted by the Division of Equity, Justice, & Inclusive Excellence. The event, held during Women’s History Month, acknowledged the honorees’ profound impact on UC Merced and their dedication to their...
An almond orchard with irrigation lines is pictured.
March 18, 2024
Water is among the most precious resources on the planet. Some areas don't get enough; some get too much. And climate change is driving both of those circumstances to ever-growing extremes. Two UC Merced experts in civil and environmental engineering took part in a recent report by the...
Symposium attendees listen to Safeeq Khan, UC Merced associate adjunct professor and cooperative extension specialist in water and watershed sciences at the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, present research with coauthors Max Eriksson and Roger Bales on stakeholder perspectives of multi-benefit forest management and ecosystem-service valuation in California.
March 15, 2024
The 2024 Sierra Nevada Science Symposium, hosted March 5-6 at University of California, Merced, brought together National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Geological Survey, National Forest, state, local, and other resource managers and scientists with university researchers and non-governmental...
Chef Santiago holding his trophy and a brand new box of knives
March 13, 2024
In an impressive display of his culinary capabilities, Executive Sous Chef Jonathon Gutierrez Santiago was crowned champion of the 2024 CASA Chef Cookoff. With a team of fellow UC Merced staff members, Chef Anthony Pangelina, Chef Lucas Ho, David Ruiz Sanchez and Ashley Charro, Santiago competed in...
3D printed part for UC Merced kitchen
March 13, 2024
It was a terrible trifecta: a busted tilt skillet, an obsolete replacement part and thousands of hungry students restarting classes in six days. For a UC Merced Dining Services team facing a logistical kitchen nightmare, the solution was a savory mix of collaboration and outside-the-pizza-box...
An irrigation water delivery canal in the San Joaquin Valley of California,
March 13, 2024
University of California researchers from the USDA-funded Secure Water Future project recently found that increases in crop water demand explain half of the cumulative deficits of the agricultural water balance since 1980, exacerbating water reliance on depleting groundwater supplies and...
Professor Hyeran Jeon is pictured with her MoCA lab group.
March 13, 2024
Professor Hyeran Jeon has received a CAREER award for her research into computer efficiency. She is the 40th researcher from UC Merced to earn a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). CAREER awards are among the NSF's most prestigious awards. They are given through the Faculty...
3D printed part for UC Merced kitchen
March 13, 2024
It was a terrible trifecta: a busted tilt skillet, an obsolete replacement part and thousands of hungry students restarting classes in six days. For a UC Merced Dining Services team facing a logistical kitchen nightmare, the solution was a savory mix of collaboration and outside-the-pizza-box...
March 6, 2024
The National Science Foundation recently awarded nearly $500,000 to the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) to help develop an internal culture that fosters inclusion, diversity and equity. The grant comes from the BIO-LEAPS (Leading Culture Change through Professional Societies...

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