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January 24, 2023

A solar project at a Merced dairy provides heated water around the clock.
A company started by UC Merced founding faculty member Roland Winston - and staffed by alumni - is looking for partners for some exciting solar projects. And the government could cover the costs. Winston Cone Optics seeks to develop pilot projects that use solar energy to heat water, evaporate...
On Dec. 2, UC Merced alumni, parents, staff, faculty members and friends of the campus came together for the first #GivingTuesdayUCMerced, in an effort to create a positive effect on the lives of students. In all, nearly 170 people donated more than $11,...
If you're not a student, faculty or staff member here, you don't know UC Merced. You haven't experienced the excitement of building a university from the ground up, finding strengths you didn't know you had, doing more than you imagined possible,...
At two weekend ceremonies, UC Merced conferred degrees on more than 1,000 commencement candidates who said goodbye to the campus they called home for the past four or more years of their lives. Before receiving their diplomas, members of the Class of...
Students Jamie Sweet and Vanessa Estavillo have much more in common than a love of UC Merced, a legacy of leadership and being members of the Class of 2014. These two women have been chosen to speak at their respective schools’ commencement ceremonies....
For Helen Dahman, college was always more marathon than sprint. Now 73, Dahman was just out of high school when she took her first college classes. But she wasn’t ready then and instead entered the workforce, married, raised a family and volunteered at...
UC Merced students are now using some of the latest and most popular Microsoft Office applications without having to dig into their wallets. The free software is available under Microsoft’s Student Advantage program, which allows campuses that license...
Graduate school is a constant state of discovery, something UC Merced alumna Jackie Shay credits for her current passion: fungus. Shay just returned home from a month in the humid climes of Madagascar in search of species in the Marasmius genus — a tiny...
Katherine Amrine knows a few things about data analysis. As a UC Merced graduate student, her dissertation described a new way of classifying living things from bits of data gleaned from whole genomes. She also applied that innovative approach to one of...
UC Merced’s first Ph.D. graduate is back on campus. But this time, Ricardo Cisneros isn’t enrolled as a student; he’s a professor instead. Cisneros, who earned his doctorate in Environmental Systems from the School of Engineering in 2008, was the first...

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