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September 30, 2013
UC Merced has a unique opportunity to help the San Joaquin Valley as the university forges the newest branch of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. The $400,000, two-year seed grant through the University of California allows the university to launch its center, themed “Global...
August 30, 2013
As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, a former UC Merced student’s work related to the fire burned up the Internet this week. Paul Doherty, the first Yosemite park ranger to complete a doctoral degree at UC Merced, graduated in the spring and now works as a...
August 1, 2013
Professor Stefano Carpin proudly announced today that UC Merced alumnus Andreas Kolling, the first student to earn a Ph.D. at UC Merced in electrical engineering and computer science, has obtained a faculty position at the University of Sheffield in Great Britain. Kolling came to UC Merced in...
July 24, 2013
At a conference of the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, Jessyca Kamel, a junior from Los Angeles, wore her UC Merced shirt on her morning coffee run. “I bumped into one of the PG&E recruiters,” said Kamel, a mechanical engineering major. “She saw my sweatshirt,...
June 27, 2013
Professor Martha Conklin and Professor Tom Harmon worked with NBC producers on a series of videos designed to teach young people about water and sustainability. “Sustainability: Water” has two segments that feature Conklin and Harmon, “Sierra Nevada Snow Pack & Snow Melt...
June 19, 2013
A five-year CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation is helping Professor Alberto Cerpa develop the next big breakthrough in wireless sensor networks – an autonomous, self-learning system that uses its own energy wisely. “We need to maximize its lifetime while maximizing the...
June 17, 2013
Working to map every square inch, UC Merced master’s student Andrew Zumkehr found there are 111 million acres of abandoned farmland in the United States. That’s a lot of space for growing biofuels that could replace between 5 percent and 30 percent of the United States' primary...
May 15, 2013
On his first tour of UC Merced almost five years ago, Andy Luhrs decided the campus was the right place for him. “The tour guide made an impression,” said Luhrs, who is from Danville. “Everyone I met had a good vibe — open and passionate about the school.” As he heads...
May 6, 2013
Tyler Shaddix’s house looks like most of the other houses on his block in a subdivision not far from the UC Merced campus. It’s what’s inside that’s different – the home office of a startup company offering a web service that has, in less than a year, become very...
April 8, 2013
As everyone knows, space is limited on the UC Merced campus. But with a little money and a lot of persistence, Engineers for a Sustainable World has found a way to carve out a little room for a community garden. The idea has been a dream of the Merritt Writing Program lecturer De Ette Silbaugh for...

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