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Kenneth Mashinchi

April 17, 2019

Merced native and Olympic bronze medalist Margie Dingeldein will be the keynote speaker at the Ma Kelley events later this month.
Success under the most intense pressure has always come naturally for Margaret “Margie” Dingeldein. A water polo standout at Merced High School, Dingeldein helped the U.S. win a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens in 2004. Thriving in a high-stress environment didn’t...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland was joined by UC Merced students, staff, alumni and trustees at the second annual UC Merced Day in Sacramento.
Just days after visiting the nation’s capital, Chancellor Dorothy Leland trekked to the state capital to advocate for the campus and the UC system as part of UC Merced Day. In the second annual UC Merced Day in Sacramento, the chancellor...
Two UC Merced alumni have established endowed scholarships that will be unveiled on Saturday.
Viet Ta (’10) and Janna Rodriguez (’12) are the newest alumni establishing an endowed scholarship at this year’s annual Alumni Signature Ceremony on Saturday, April 13. Ta and Rodriguez join nine fellow alumni who have established...
Dania Matos has been named Associate Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The University of California, Merced, today announced the appointment of Dania Matos as Associate Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Matos is the first appointment to the new position, which will serve on Chancellor Dorothy Leland...
First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis will address UC Merced's 2019 graduating class at the commencement ceremonies in May.
Two of the state’s leading political figures will make their return to UC Merced to serve as keynote speakers at the university’s 14th commencement exercises in May. Jennifer Siebel Newsom, California’s First Partner, and Eleni...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland with California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard at the first convening of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.
Chancellor Dorothy Leland made her way to Capitol Hill this week for the first convening of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. Leland is a founding member of the alliance, which spent Monday engaging with immigration...
Kumaran Akilan presented his research on using a smartphone to potentially diagnose Alzheimer's disease at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
Alzheimer’s disease affects people all over the world and Kumaran Akilan’s family is no different. As the first-year student from Cupertino waits to see if his grandfather’s mild cognitive impairment is indeed Alzheimer’s,...
UC Merced will compete in a UC systemwide competition called the Cool Campus Challenge.
As the only institution in the country with all LEED certified buildings, being sustainable is ingrained in UC Merced’s DNA. Now, a new competition is challenging the university to strive for carbon neutrality through a UC system-based initiative...
Representatives from UC Merced have joined President Janet Napolitano’s newly formed Chicano/Latino Advisory Council for the University of California. Founding faculty member Professor Rudy Ortiz, chair for the Department of Molecular and...
Beth Mitchneck presented “Institutional Change for Equality: A Recipe for Change” as part of Chancellor's Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity.
UC Merced welcomed Beth Mitchneck, vice provost for Faculty Success at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, as part of Chancellor’s Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity series last week. Mitchneck presented “Institutional Change...

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