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February 19, 2021
Name: Gehad Elhanafy Year: Second Major: Bioengineering Hometown: Merced What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? In the summer of 2018, as an upcoming high school senior, I had the amazing opportunity to conduct research at UC Merced as part of the Center for...
February 19, 2021
Name: Jacqueline Bustamante Year: Fourth year Major: Chemistry Hometown: Atwater What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? My experience working on the synthesis of organic molecules known as dibenzocyclooctadienes (DBCOD) in Professor Jennifer Lu ’s lab...
Management of Complex Systems Professor Crystal Kolden is one of UC Merced's experts on wildfire.
February 18, 2021
The millions of people affected by 2020’s record-breaking and deadly fire season can attest to the fact that wildfire hazards are increasing across western North America. Both climate change and forest management have been blamed, but the relative influence of these drivers is still heavily debated...
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the good work being done on campus.
February 8, 2021
Black History Month may feel different this February, after a year of the coronavirus and historic protests for social justice. While coming together couldn’t be more important, under current conditions few are able to gather to celebrate Black History Month and the many contributions Black people...
February 2, 2021
Bioengineering Professor Arvind Gopinath received a CAREER award for his research that seeks to understand how living biological materials such as bacterial swarms and fungal biofilms colonize surfaces, respond to physical features of their environments and cause infection. He is the 25th...
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel Teenie Matlock
January 27, 2021
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel Teenie Matlock has been honored with the Athena Award for Academic Leadership by the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California. Matlock was selected from a nationally competitive pool of candidates exemplifying high technical achievement...
January 25, 2021
A character in a very famous movie about a great white shark once said all sharks do is “swim and eat and make little sharks.” It turns out they do much more than that. Sharks have roamed Earth’s oceans for more than 400 million years, quietly recording the planet’s history. If a researcher like...
Life and Environmental Sciences Professor Sora Kim studies climate change by examining the isotopes in fossilized shark teeth.
January 21, 2021
Professor Sora Kim has been named one of this year’s Emerging Scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Only 15 researchers, out of hundreds of nominees, have been selected. Each scholar is selected based on their research, educational background, publishing record, teaching record...
January 14, 2021
Two new projects designed and led by UC Merced researchers will address challenges facing many Californians — wildfire recovery and agricultural labor — but will also have global reach. Both are funded through the University of California’s prestigious Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives...

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