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July 11, 2016
UC Merced Extension, a combination of professional development and personal enrichment courses that mark the campus’s first extension offerings, launches this summer with educational excursions to Yosemite National Park and fully online courses for working professionals in business, management,...
July 8, 2016
Editor's note: The following story appeared in the spring issue of UC Merced Magazine. When Abraham Olivares moved to Merced at age 20, a career in education was the furthest thing from his mind. Olivares said he didn’t have a lot of confidence in his abilities back then. Life is quite different...
July 6, 2016
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has awarded its prestigious May Sarton Prize for Poetry to Vanesha Pravin, a lecturer in UC Merced’s Merritt Writing Program. The award, considered one of the top national prizes in this field, recognizes young poets for their achievement and promise....
July 6, 2016
From the forests of Tuscany, Italy, to the shores of a San Diego reservoir, Professor Marc Beutel is hunting mercury. Beutel, one of the newest professors in the UC Merced School of Engineering, has two summer projects to keep him busy this year. The first involves spending a month working with...
June 29, 2016
Researchers at UC Merced are making a big deal out of a piece of equipment that lets them look at really tiny things. And they should — the new Zeiss Gemini SEM 500 scanning electron microscope is the first of its kind installed in the United States. “It’s the latest model in Zeiss’ well-...
June 27, 2016
UC Merced students will offer a window into race and racism through a unique theater presentation both on campus and in the Merced community on June 30. Sponsored by the university’s Center for the Humanities and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, “Voices of the Revolutionary Theatre...
June 27, 2016
Several students, faculty members and the provost represented UC Merced at the University of California’s recent Carbon Slam event, placing in the presentation competitions and increasing the campus’s visibility among peers and the public. Professors Michael Dawson, Elliott Campbell, Martha Conklin...
June 24, 2016
Members of the UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees and other campus leaders and supporters got a firsthand look at the university’s newest building during a ribbon cutting reception Wednesday, June 22. The Classroom and Office Building 2 (COB2), with more than 77,000 square feet, will provide...
June 22, 2016
For many UC Merced students, visiting Yosemite is a relaxing way to spend a weekend. But for several UC Merced students, the past weekend was extremely hectic and a little nerve-wracking — but full of pride — as they helped Yosemite National Park host President Barack Obama and the first family. “...
June 21, 2016
One of the campus’s newest professors is teaching one of its newest classes on one of the world’s oldest subjects: dinosaurs. But there’s much more to Professor Justin Yeakel’s Natural History of Dinosaurs class than just talking about T-rex and the velociraptors. Yeakel, with the School of Natural...

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