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Rising juniors this fall will have an unprecedented opportunity for stem cell research training that could lead directly to careers in stem cell science after graduation. School of Engineering Professor Kara McCloskey and School of Natural Sciences...

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Ph.D. student Kris Gulati was awarded a $50,000 Wikimedia Research and Technology Fund grant by the Wikimedia Foundation to look at its role in shaping and directing science.

Gulati, who works with Chair of Department of Economics and...


Director of UC Merced's Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education, or CARE, Yesenia Curiel was awarded Outstanding Latina Woman by the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Each year, Merced County's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honors outstanding Latina women who demonstrate a true commitment to service and compassion.

Yesenia was nominated by Merced community members and was one of three women chosen to receive the award on the first day of Hispanic...


In recognition of her ongoing support and advocacy for women in technology, Director of Cyber Infrastructure and Research Technologies, Sarvani Chadalapaka, has been appointed co-chair for Internet2's Inclusivity Initiative (I2I) Steering Committee. Internet2 is a consortium of 320+ member institutions that provides a secure high-speed network, cloud solutions, research support, and other technology services tailored for research and education.

Being chosen for...

Research Publications


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Xiaoyi Lu and co-authors Professor Dhabaleswar K. Panda from the Ohio State University and Dipti Shankar, a former UC Merced Ph.D. student working at SAP in Germany, have published a book titled "High-Performance Big Data Computing.” The book, published by MIT Press, offers an in-depth overview of high-performance big data computing and the associated technical issues, approaches and solutions.


The atmosphere across much of the U.S. is demanding a greater share of water than it used to, according to a new study by a team including Professor John Abatzoglou from UC Merced, the Desert Research Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The study, published in the Journal of Hydrometeorology, looked at data from the past 40 years related to evaporative demand, a measure of the potential loss of water from the Earth’s surface to the atmosphere.

Cognitive and Information Sciences Professor Paul SmaldinoMuch of online conversation today consists of signaling one’s political identity. When communicating in mixed groups, do people use "covert" signals that are recognizable by their own political in-group but easy for outsiders to miss?

Cognitive and Information Sciences Professor Paul Smaldino answered this question in a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Smaldino developed a mathematical theory of covert signaling and, working with a team of collaborators, confirmed the model's predictions using a large sample of tweets. Read more

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