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January 27, 2016
Computational biologist David Ardell has been awarded the 2016 Julius Kuehn Professorship by the academic senate of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. Ardell, a professor in UC Merced’s School of Natural Sciences, will spend six weeks this summer with his family at the German...
January 26, 2016
A team of scientists led by UC Merced Professor Aaron D. Hernday has made a major advancement in understanding how the most common fungal pathogen in humans can alter its cellular phenotype and behavior. Although typically a benign component of the human microbiome, Candida albicans can transition...
January 22, 2016
UC Merced Graduate Division’s second Dissertation Boot Camp — a weeklong intensive writing program for graduate students — successfully wrapped up last week, and participants agreed the experience was a positive one. Twenty students from five graduate groups participated after completing...
January 20, 2016
The federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recognized this year’s team of UC Merced engineering students for its design of a device that cools high-powered electronics aboard military aircraft. In the yearlong Field-Reversible Thermal Conductor (RevCon) Challenge, hosted by DARPA...
January 19, 2016
Whether staffing the front counter, answering phone calls and emails or chatting online, staff members at UC Merced’s Students First Center (SFC) pride themselves on providing excellent customer service to all undergraduate and graduate students. “We’re called the Students First Center because we...
January 13, 2016
Shakespeare might have been right when he wrote “what’s past is prologue,” but not when it comes to modeling climate change. A new study shows that rising air temperatures could have a crippling effect on the likelihood of precipitation falling as snow. That’s a huge problem for California, because...
January 11, 2016
Demand for an education from the University of California, Merced, remains high, with 22,632 applicants competing for admission for 2,100 undergraduate seats in Fall 2016, an increase of 13.5 percent over last year’s total. The rate of growth is the highest among all campuses in the University of...
January 8, 2016
UC Merced Psychology Professor Sarah Depaoli has been recognized as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level. According to the APS,...
January 5, 2016
A small team of undergraduate students from UC Merced is gaining major exposure in a global competition to design portions of what could be the next big innovation in transportation. Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor and co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors, has envisioned a “hyperloop” in...

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