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October 14, 2016
The University of California, Merced, today broke ground on the largest expansion project in campus history. The four-year Merced 2020 Project will add approximately 1.2 million gross square feet of teaching, research, residential and student-support facilities to the existing campus by 2020. The...
October 12, 2016
UC Merced will honor Anita Hill as the 10th recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance in an Oct. 24 ceremony at the Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public, but registration is required....
October 10, 2016
Fifty years ago this year, while a freshman faculty member in the University of Chicago Physics Department, Roland Winston published a paper introducing a new field he called nonimaging optics. In it, he described the compound parabolic concentrator (CPC), a highly efficient device that collects...
October 7, 2016
UC Merced has been chosen as the hub of an archiving initiative aimed to document and preserve the history of the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE). Lisa Vallen has been hired by UC Merced under a memorandum of understanding with the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) to lead a...
October 6, 2016
Most Americans have probably seen gorgeous photos of fog winding its way through California’s coastal redwoods. The trees are one of the state’s most prominent icons, drawing more than 2 million visitors a year. But at a time when rising sea levels, melting polar ice, droughts and superstorms are...
October 5, 2016
The symbolic beginning to UC Merced’s next phase of growth happens Friday, Oct. 14, when the university holds a groundbreaking ceremony for the Merced 2020 Project.  The ceremony, led by Chancellor Dorothy Leland and featuring a number of distinguished guests, begins at 1 p.m. in the South Bowl on...
October 3, 2016
Professor Anna Beaudin is just starting up her lab at UC Merced, but a paper she recently published already has some big implications for understanding autoimmune disease, allergies and rejection of transplanted organs. A developmental biologist with the School of Natural Sciences and an affiliate...
September 30, 2016
This year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process has two major changes aimed at making it easier for students to apply for financial aid. The FAFSA for the 2017-18 academic year is available beginning Oct. 1, allowing students to apply three months earlier than previous years. ...
September 29, 2016
The Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) at UC Merced will present a series of lectures to connect the Merced community with the research and artistic activities taking place on campus. Music Professor Jayson Beaster-Jones, who organized the series, will give the first talk on Sunday, Oct. 2. Each of...
September 28, 2016
Biofilms — colonies of microorganisms living inside a protective coating — are everywhere, from the plaque we scrub off our teeth each day to the slimy green masses that form on rocks in streams. They are on the inside and outside of our bodies, in our oceans, and on natural and manmade surfaces,...

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