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October 21, 2019

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 104 times greater than carbon dioxide. But what if the methane could be turned into energy? The topic of using waste for power is a hot one, both literally and figuratively, for the San Joaquin Valley. Biogas — the gases...
Archaeology Professor Mark Aldenderfer ventured to the Austrian Alps recently to deliver a keynote address at the International Mountain Conference in Innsbruck. Aldenderfer’s presentation, “ The Deep Prehistory of the Human Presence...
The global push to share knowledge openly, rather than keep research locked behind costly paywalls, is the focus of a series of events at UC Merced to mark International Open Access Week, starting Oct. 21. The sharing of information is transitioning...
If you are filled to the brim with Bobcat pride and eager to show your love for UC Merced, look no further than this weekend’s Homecoming celebration. Homecoming runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18-20, with the second annual Downtown Block Party...
Bacteria and starfish have more in common than people might think. A new study published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences shows that both single-celled (microbes) and multi-celled organisms (every other living...
Doing well in school isn’t just about performing well academically and the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and Health Promotion understand that. In order to help students perform their best in all aspects of life, CAPS and Health...
Professor lectures in front of class of college students
Roughly 20 faculty members at UC Merced have new titles this semester that more accurately reflects their work: Teaching professor. The working title change involves the group of faculty in the L(P)SOE series (Lecturer with Potential Security of...
A group of physics researchers from UC Merced have revealed that a fluid made from biological molecules found in human cells behaves much like ordinary fluids that are mixed externally, such as paint. Except in the case of the biological fluids, no...
Dania Matos talks with staff on campus
Equity, diversity and inclusion are trending words in higher education and board rooms across the nation, but for Dania Matos, they are words that carry great weight and responsibility. As UC Merced’s first chief diversity officer, Matos is...
The fourth floor of Kolligian Library has been newly designed to add more than 200 seats for students to study.
As UC Merced continues to expand, it becomes harder to find quiet spaces on campus to read and tackle class work. UC Merced Library staff members made it their mission to find a solution. A survey of undergraduate and graduate students conducted by...

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