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June 13, 2019

Participating in research activities through UROC enriches their undergraduate experience and prepares them for graduate study and beyond.
The opportunity to participate in cutting-edge scientific research as an undergraduate is one of the most exciting aspects of a UC Merced education. One of the best preparation opportunities for graduate school is to engage in research as an undergraduate, but at many universities, it’s...
  When Trevor Albertson (’09) started as the California deputy secretary for veterans services last summer, his longtime focus on higher education came in handy right away. Considering his department’s goal to help veterans achieve stability, he quickly...
Former California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante will deliver the keynote address at the University of California, Merced’s commencement on May 12. Bustamante, who was at one time the nation’s highest ranking Latino elected official, will speak to some 788...
The University of California, Merced, has announced a $33,000 donation from Citi to support its Center for Educational Partnership’s Parent Empowerment Program — $10,000 will fund the continued support of high schools in Madera and $23,000 will be used...
As a chemistry teacher at Golden Valley High School in 2004, Scott Seronello frequently told his students to keep working at their education and never give up their dreams. Then his students asked why he hadn’t done that himself. So he applied to UC...
In conjunction with Homecoming weekend, UC Merced has announced the formation of the first-ever board of directors for its Alumni Association. Christopher Abrescy (’09), Uday Bali (’08), Josh Bolin (’07), Jason Castillo (’09), Efferman Ezell (’09), Sam...
Although she’s the only full-time UC Merced staff member focused on alumni, Heather Buckner says the Alumni Affairs Office is definitely not about her. “Alumni should feel a connection to the university, not to me,” she said. Buckner said UC Merced...
Ann Hinesley-Perez's original academic plans didn't involve law school — or even UC Merced. Hinesley-Perez was born and raised in Merced, but with UC Merced still in development, she left town in 2003 to pursue a psychology degree at UC Berkeley. But...
A group of university supporters from various professions and backgrounds have something in common — they've joined UC Merced's Chancellor's Associatesand found a way to connect with the campus and stand behind its mission of education, research and...
Andrea Mercado has a knack for finding opportunity. She left her hometown of Lake Arrowhead in Southern California for college in Seattle, but a year later, her horizons opened up in a different direction. “I transferred to UC Merced my sophomore year...

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