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October 18, 2018

UC Merced is part of a consortium of more than 40 institutions and organizations from the public and private sectors at the forefront of a national effort to increase the number of Hispanic students who participate in computing. The National Science Foundation’s Inclusion across the Nation...
UC Merced’s polling station will be open Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Alpine Room. This year, the on-campus polling station features a centralized satellite voting, which means anyone from any Merced County voting precinct can get his or...
Chemistry and chemical biology Professor Ryan Baxter recently became the campus’s 22nd recipient of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious early CAREER awards for untenured faculty. The $647,000 he received from NSF will...
To further his fundamental research into solid oxide fuel cells and other high-temperature electrochemical energy systems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Professor Min Hwan Lee its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER)...
Two multimillion-dollar grants aimed at increasing high school graduation and college-going rates in the San Joaquin Valley will benefit students in Tulare and Fresno counties at least through 2025. If UC Merced’s Center for Educational...
Venture Lab, UC Davis Partner for Entrepreneurship Academy UC Merced’s Venture Lab is partnering with UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to present the Central Valley Entrepreneurship Academy, Oct. 2-4 at the DoubleTree by...
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow Colleen Cheverko's research focuses on the interactions between growth disruptions due to experiences during childhood and subsequent mortality risk as adults.
Two of UC Merced’s newest postdoctoral researchers, Colleen Cheverko and Maria-Elena Young, received the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (CPFP) for 2018-2019. The fellowships, which are for one year with a potential one-year renewal,...
UC Merced life and environmental sciences Professor Emily Jane McTavish and a collaborator at the University of Kansas recently received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to extend and improve the Open Tree of Life (...
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Equity, diversity and inclusion is the theme of the eighth annual UC Writing Program Conference at UC Merced on Nov. 2 and 3. English Professor Juan Guerra, chair of the University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies department, will present...
Bioengineering Professor Changqing Li was recently awarded a four-year, $2.5 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help develop a focused X-ray luminescence tomography (FXLT) scanner that could accelerate cancer research....

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