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May 22, 2020

The number of everyday smart devices, such as Nest and Samsung SmartThings, is projected to grow to the billions in the coming decade. Professor Shijia Pan and her students work to quantify the sensing quality in real-world applications, optimize the information these devices collect and model the...
Spanish majors and minors at UC Merced have a new measure of excellence to pursue, thanks to the recent charter of the university’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi. UC Merced is the seventh UC campus to charter a chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic...
On Dec. 2, UC Merced alumni, parents, staff, faculty members and friends of the campus came together for the first #GivingTuesdayUCMerced, in an effort to create a positive effect on the lives of students. In all, nearly 170 people donated more than $11,...
UC Merced’s undergraduate degree programs in environmental engineering, materials science engineering and mechanical engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor of college and university...
The Hmong Student Association at UC Merced will host its eighth annual educational conference themed, “Hmoob Mekas - Our Next Generation,” on Nov. 15. The one-day conference will focus on Hmong culture, education and identity. Local high school students...
Professor K. Barry Sharpless of Scripps Research Institute and the 2001 winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, will offer a chemistry seminar at UC Merced at 3 p.m. Friday in COB 120. His pioneering work on asymmetric catalysis, which earned him the...
California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will share his new children's book about Hispanic American heroes with local youth next month, an event sponsored by the UC Merced Center for the Humanities and Merced County Library. The event, focused on...
Duke University Professor Walter Mignolo, a leading voice in decolonial theory, will be giving a free public lecture at UC Merced. The talk, “The Humanities and the Current World (Dis)order,” will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in the California Room. ...
Eleventh and 12th graders and their parents filled the gymnasium bleachers at McLane High School in Fresno on Thursday (Oct. 9) eager to find out what it takes — academically and financially — to access higher education. The systemwide Achieve UC event...
The University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) has hired two UC Cooperative Extension specialists who will be based at UC Merced. Karina Diaz-Rios, specialist for nutrition, family and consumer sciences, joined ANR on...

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