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James Leonard

July 18, 2018

Fred Ruiz’s support of UC Merced goes back decades and includes substantial contributions through philanthropy, advocacy and service. For his commitment to UC Merced and to education in the San Joaquin Valley, Ruiz has been named this year’s winner of the James L. Fisher Award for...
UC Merced advocates in Sacramento
UC Merced students, alumni, leaders and supporters were in Sacramento today to advocate for full state funding for the University of California and to promote the unique opportunities and challenges that face the rapidly growing campus. Chancellor...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland with a panel of speakers
Chancellor Dorothy Leland joined fellow higher education leaders this week to discuss new climate action at the Second Nature 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit in Tempe, Ariz. On Monday, Leland spoke as part of a four-member panel...
Erwin Chemerinsky
When does freedom of speech cross the line and become hate speech? What’s considered protected speech? And, how do universities strike the delicate balance between allowing individuals or groups the right to free speech while protecting those...
Aerial view of UC Merced and its new construction
UC Merced has infused nearly $3 billion into California’s economy since its inception — including more than $1.6 billion in the San Joaquin Valley — in salaries, goods and construction awards.   Those figures take into account...
Open Enrollment for University of California benefits begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, and ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. Staff and faculty are encouraged to take this time to review the available options to see whether their current plan still...
We may be halfway through October, but the Office of Information Technology (OIT)is ramping up its efforts to educate the campus community as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month. OIT staff kicked off the campaign with an all-day seminar last week,...
Rendering of the Merced 2020 Project
The Merced 2020 Project earned two more awards this week, claiming the top prize for Best Social Infrastructure Project at the P3 Awards in Washington, D.C. UC Merced earned the Gold Award for social infrastructure, a subset of infrastructure that...
Students are a major part of UC Merced's success in sustainability.
UC Merced is among the nation’s top schools for sustainability for the third straight year, according to the Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges, and achieved its highest score to date with 95 out of a possible 99 points. The...
UC Merced student with books.
The University of California, Merced, is the No. 1 public university in the nation for financial aid given to first-year students — and a strong performer in graduation and retention rates — according to the U.S. News & World Report...

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