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Jason Alvarez

April 23, 2018

Sierra Nevada forest tree trunks in a mechanically-thinned forest.
There are too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests, say experts from UC Merced, UC Irvine and the National Park Service working at the National Science Foundation Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (NSF SSCZO). This comes as a surprise to those of us who see dense, verdant forests as a...
April is Earth Month. It’s also when UC Water Academy — an intensive course aimed at training the next generation of California water experts — starts its second year. To mark the occasion, UC Water released its second video for the...
Ten graduate students advanced to the final round of UC Merced’s annual GradSLAM! competition and will vie for a chance to represent the campus and compete with graduate students from across the University of California system. The campus...
Multi-well dish with pink liquid inside.
Precision medicine offers hope after a life-changing cancer diagnosis. But some cancers that initially respond to targeted chemotherapy become treatment-resistant — and the tumor itself is the culprit. Now, new research from UC Merced and UC...
Professor Susana Ramirez
Latinos suffer from some of the highest obesity rates in the nation. Health officials have tried to intervene with messaging that encourages healthy eating and healthy behavior, but these campaigns have met with little success. Now a new study from...
Graduate programs in the natural sciences are among the many UC Merced graduate programs included in the newest U.S. News rankings of Best Graduate Schools.
For the first time, UC Merced’s doctoral programs in the sciences have been ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The School of Engineering celebrated its...
Editor’s note: Every year UC Merced shines a spotlight on the cutting-edge research underway at the university. Research Week is an opportunity for the public to explore the groundbreaking work conducted by students and faculty. As part...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Berkeley Lab Director Michael Witherell sign MOU agreement on a white table.
At a ceremony held earlier today, UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Director Michael Witherell signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a formal partnership between the two organizations. The...
A portrait of a smiling professor, Juan Meza, in front of a gray background.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that they have selected former Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Applied Mathematics Professor Juan Meza as the new Division Director for the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS). Meza was...
Professor Sandra A. Brown in her office in front of a bookshelf filled with books.
California’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana and the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis have many parents worried that their own teenagers might succumb to the temptations of drugs and alcohol. At this year’s installment of...

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