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August 31, 2016
A team of UC Merced engineering students — plus one from a nearby state university and two from a local high school — made progress this summer on prototypes of portable machines for diagnosing diseases while enhancing the breadth of their education at the same time. Mentored by...
August 29, 2016
Looking back on his years as one of the first students at UC Merced, Vinh Vo remembers how the brand-new university served him not only as a student, but also by preparing him for graduate school and his current career as a dentist. Vo, who graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in biological...
August 17, 2016
Ke-Myrion Anderson had never set foot on college campus before he spent a week at UC Merced in July. The Fresno eighth-grader was one of 150 students from across California who were invited to live and learn at the university as part of the Willie Lewis Brown Jr. Youth Leadership Development...
August 15, 2016
When UC San Francisco Professor Elizabeth Dzeng wrote about homelessness for the San Francisco Chronicle, she wasn’t just conveying her expertise on a critical social issue — she was working as part of a cohort of roughly 60 faculty members across nine UC campuses who are all committed to...
August 10, 2016
Women make up about half of the nation’s college-educated workforce, but in the fields of science and engineering, that drops to less than 30 percentOpens a New Window.. UC Merced’s STEM Resource CenterOpens a New Window. is working to change that discrepancy by...
August 8, 2016
Faculty members from the Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceOpens a New Window., Chemistry and Chemical BiologyOpens a New Window. and Mechanical EngineeringOpens a New Window. groups are forming the newest research center at UC Merced, seeking the best ways to...
August 3, 2016
When she began her journey at UC Merced, Sheena Truong had the future planned out. She’d graduate, go to dental school and become an orthodontist. But Merced had more to offer — and in a roundabout way, it became her destination. In her third year at UC Merced, Truong realized...
August 1, 2016
Professor Jessica Blois is the newest recipient of the International Biogeography Society’s MacArthur & Wilson Award recognizing early career work and contributions to biogeography. Blois, a paleoecologist with the School of Natural Sciences, is the only recipient of this year’s award, which...
July 27, 2016
One of the most stunning sights in Yosemite National Park has nothing to do with granite. It’s the night sky, Milky Way and all. But light pollution within the park can diminish that experience for visitors as well as change the circadian rhythms of flora and fauna. UC Merced...

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