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January 13, 2016
Shakespeare might have been right when he wrote “what’s past is prologue,” but not when it comes to modeling climate change. A new study shows that rising air temperatures could have a crippling effect on the likelihood of precipitation falling as snow. That’s a huge problem for California, because...
January 8, 2016
UC Merced Psychology Professor Sarah Depaoli has been recognized as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level. According to the APS,...
January 5, 2016
A small team of undergraduate students from UC Merced is gaining major exposure in a global competition to design portions of what could be the next big innovation in transportation. Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor and co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors, has envisioned a “...
December 23, 2015
UC Merced employees and alumni were loud and proud supporters of the #GiveTueUCM campaign, part of the international day of charity known as Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1. Including matching funds, the university raised more than $310,000 for undergraduate scholarships and $316,000 total. Last year’s...
December 21, 2015
Before Spider-Man became Spider-Man, he was Peter Parker, an orphan living with relatives of modest means, and a bullying victim forced to cope with the murder of his uncle. Not many kids in those circumstances will develop superpowers from a bite by a radioactive spider, but a UC Merced...
December 18, 2015
More than 70 people learned about the research and education opportunities offered by UC Merced’s new Merced nAnomaterials Center of Energy and Sensing (MACES) during an open house Dec. 4. MACES, established earlier this year with a $5 million grant from NASA, is intended to...
December 17, 2015
School of Natural Sciences Dean Juan Meza has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) council, representing the Section on Mathematics. The association is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people,...
December 16, 2015
The basic structure of Earth’s ecosystems lasted for 300 million years but changed about 6,000 years ago, and humans are the most likely reason. A team of about 25 researchers from around the globe, including UC Merced Professor Jessica Blois, outline that discovery in a paper published today in...
November 23, 2015
All of life is motion — whether it is molecules shuttling around within our cells or flocks of birds in the sky.   Physics Professor Ajay Gopinathan, with the School of Natural Sciences, and the researchers in his lab are investigating the general principles governing such biological...
November 18, 2015
UC Merced’s innovative Spatial Analysis and Research Center is mapping the next chapter in its development with a new faculty co-director and efforts to show imaginative uses for geographic information systems (GIS) tools. Known as SpARC, the interdisciplinary center provides...

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