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Supporting Our Community and Each Other

April 14, 2020

To: All campus

April 14, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

We are continually impressed by the strength and perseverance of the UC Merced community. We know these are trying times and we are operating under conditions we have not faced before. We thank you for your continued flexibility, grace and cooperation in moving forward as a campus community. And as a campus community, coming together to support each other, we will thrive through these challenges and far beyond. We thank you for all you are doing and encourage your continued community support and engagement.

A Message of Thanks from Luanna Putney

Merced Community Blood Drive

Join Interim Chancellor Nathan Brostrom in giving blood. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, the American Red Cross will hold a Merced Community Blood Drive at the Italo American Lodge, 1281 W. 18th St. It is sponsored by Assembly Member Adam Gray, a longtime champion for the people of the Central Valley and a great friend of UC Merced. If you are able to join us, you can register here, or find another drive closer to home.

Calm App Now Free for UC Merced

In the pursuit of helping all members of the campus community maintain positive self care, we have purchased a license that will allow every student, staff, and faculty member to enjoy a free subscription to Calm, the #1 sleep and meditation app. This resource is possible via partnership among the Office of Information Technology; Chief Diversity Officer Dania Matos; and Associate Professor of Applied Math Suzanne Sindi, with generous support from Interim Chancellor Nathan Brostrom and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Gregg Camfield. Register today.

Human Resources Opportunities

Within the next few days, Human Resources will be communicating important information and opportunities to support your families and each other. Please review these communications carefully for valuable resources and ways you can help others.

We are all in this together. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay connected.


Nathan Brostrom
Interim Chancellor