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October 7, 2019

Professor Clarissa Nobile has been named the newest Kamangar Family Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences and will be honored at a private ceremony with the donors this fall. “I am so pleased and honored to have been named to this chair,” Nobile said. “Thank you for investing...
Professor Hrant Hratchian, with the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology in the School of Natural Sciences, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, the 24th recipient from UC Merced. CAREER awards are among the NSF’...
Provost Gregg Camfield
The University of California, Merced, today announced the appointment of longtime faculty member and administrator Gregg Camfield as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Camfield has served in the role on an interim basis since the retirement of...
UC Merced has been selected as Education Dive's University of the Year
UC Merced is no stranger to innovation and disrupting traditional modes in higher education. Whether it is funding the university’s Merced 2020 Project through an unprecedented, award-winning public-private partnership or making a...
UC Merced is on the rise in the latest U.S. News and World Report national rankings.
If the University of California, Merced, is indeed the future of the UC, that future is looking brighter than ever. In the midst of an unprecedented campus expansion, UC Merced continues to build a national reputation for research excellence and...
According to a recent Forbes magazine article, tech companies throughout the U.S. have discovered something universities have known since they began: Liberal arts thinking makes employees stronger. Students who choose the new philosophy major at UC...
Students in white lab coats working at a lab bench with scientific equipment.
UC Merced’s efforts to make science education more inclusive were recently given a huge boost after the campus was awarded its first Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant, an impressive mark of distinction that reflects the strong...
UC Merced graduate student Danielle Bermudez will spend the next 10 months in El Salvador, conducting research and serving as a cultural ambassador for the campus as a Fulbright U.S. Student Researcher. She is the campus’s first student winner...
Graduate programs in the natural sciences are among the many UC Merced graduate programs included in the newest U.S. News rankings of Best Graduate Schools.
For the first time, UC Merced’s doctoral programs in the sciences have been ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The School of Engineering celebrated its...
A man in glasses stands in front of a monitor displaying desert scenes.
Professor Nicola Lercari is leading his students on a tour of Palenque, the ancient Mesoamerican city that flourished at the peak of Maya civilization. They’re exploring the altar atop the Temple of the Cross, inspecting it from all angles and...

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