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September 6, 2016
A week after being lauded by Washington Monthly in its rankings for social mobility and value, UC Merced today was named one of the Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” for its commitment to sustainability. It’s the fourth time in the last five years that UC Merced has appeared in the rankings — each time...
August 31, 2016
A team of UC Merced engineering students — plus one from a nearby state university and two from a local high school — made progress this summer on prototypes of portable machines for diagnosing diseases while enhancing the breadth of their education at the same time. Mentored by Professor Anand...
August 30, 2016
The Washington Monthly College Guide lists UC Merced as No. 8 in its “Best Bang for the Buck: Western Colleges” list — one spot behind Stanford University — highlighting colleges in the Western U.S. that are doing the best job of helping students from low-income families attain degrees at...
August 29, 2016
Looking back on his years as one of the first students at UC Merced, Vinh Vo remembers how the brand-new university served him not only as a student, but also by preparing him for graduate school and his current career as a dentist. Vo, who graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in biological...
August 22, 2016
In a Spanish-language article, Professor Victor Muñoz discusses his protein research and the university's support for its students.
August 17, 2016
Ke-Myrion Anderson had never set foot on college campus before he spent a week at UC Merced in July. The Fresno eighth-grader was one of 150 students from across California who were invited to live and learn at the university as part of the Willie Lewis Brown Jr. Youth Leadership Development...
August 16, 2016
Professor Leroy Westerling says wildfires on public lands across the West have increased 500 percent since the late 1970s.
August 16, 2016
Professor Mariaelena Gonzalez writes that as technology becomes more prominent in health communications, we might be leaving disadvantaged populations behind.
August 15, 2016
When UC San Francisco Professor Elizabeth Dzeng wrote about homelessness for the San Francisco Chronicle, she wasn’t just conveying her expertise on a critical social issue — she was working as part of a cohort of roughly 60 faculty members across nine UC campuses who are all committed to...
August 10, 2016
Women make up about half of the nation’s college-educated workforce, but in the fields of science and engineering, that drops to less than 30 percent. UC Merced’s STEM Resource Center is working to change that discrepancy by addressing the gender gap head on — and at early ages. Last month, the...

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