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Professor Rebecca Ryals and her students study soil organic amendments.
March 6, 2023
Professor Rebecca Ryals has made campus history by being named UC Merced’s inaugural Presidential Chair in Climate Change. The appointment was recommended by her peers and Dean Betsy Dumont from the School of Natural Sciences in recognition of Ryals’ outstanding research, teaching and service....
Field researcher at California's tidal pools.
March 2, 2023
It's time for the campus and the community to celebrate UC Merced’s high-level research during Research Week, March 6 through 10. The annual research showcase, hosted by the Office of Research and Economic Development, kicks off with a Health Sciences Research Institute (HSRI) event titled “...
Laurels for the director's choice award at the Thomas Edison Film Festival
March 1, 2023
Global Arts Studies Professor Yehuda Sharim ’s film “El Ojo Comienza en la Mano,” a documentary about a Central Valley farm worker who never gave up his love of painting, has been garnering awards and nominations around the world since it came out in 2022. The son of working-class agricultural...
Engineers Week takes place the third week of February.
February 16, 2023
Engineering gets its annual turn in the spotlight next week, and UC Merced is planning a number of events to celebrate. Engineers Week, often shortened to EWeek, was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951. This year, it takes place from Feb. 19-25 nationally. At UC...
Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
February 9, 2023
Soil biogeochemistry Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe — who is on leave from UC Merced while she serves as federal director of the Office of Science for the Department of Energy — has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the NAE is among the highest...
UC Merced researcher Reza Ehsani leads a team that will host day camps for students who will take on research and other agricultural projects.
February 8, 2023
  As agriculture, California's most important industry, becomes increasingly technical, the workforce needed to sustain it will have to have different skills than those of a generation ago. A UC Merced researcher has been awarded a grant aimed at sparking interest and knowledge among disadvantaged...
Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development Gillian Wilson has been named a 2023 American Astronomical Society (AAS) Fellow.
February 8, 2023
Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development Gillian Wilson has been named a 2023 American Astronomical Society (AAS) Fellow — the preeminent organization of professional astronomers in North America. “It is an honor for me to receive the recognition of my astronomy peers,...
Professor Suzanne Sindi, left, Nitesh Kumar and Professor Roummel Marcia
February 7, 2023
The Department of Applied Mathematics, the Applied Mathematics Graduate Program and the student chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) celebrated their many successful alumni recently by holding their inaugural Distinguished Alumni event and giving the Outstanding...
Cognitive science Professor Teenie Matlock
February 6, 2023
Teenie Matlock, Cognitive and Information Sciences professor and the McClatchy Chair in Communications, has been awarded the fourth Jeffrey L. Elman Prize for Scientific Achievement and Community Building — one of the highest honors in the Cognitive Science Society. For Matlock, it’s a true honor...