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June 3, 2020

Two UC Merced Ph.D. students, a recent undergraduate and an alumna have each been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). The fellowship provides multiyear support to predoctoral students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics....
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...
UC Merced is an extraordinary place in need of a leader who understands the challenges and opportunities that make the campus unique. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to a series of town hall sessions to lend their voices to the creation...
One of UC Merced’s core values is sustainability and that extends to food waste. Since its inception last year, the Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program has saved more than 1 million pounds of food. The partnership between UC...
Imagine blending economics, psychology, and neuroscience to pioneer new ways to think about human behavior. Behavioral economist Colin Camerer does just that and was honored as the recipient of the 12th annual Distinguished Cognitive Scientist award...
Mid-September through mid-October is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and today marks the start of Hispanic Serving Institutions Week, too. UC Merced offers free events and programming to observe Hispanic and Latinx heritage and culture while promoting...

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