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May 3, 2024

Collage of UC Merced graduating seniors
As senior Bobcats prepare to walk the stage this weekend, we asked them to reflect on their own personal journeys at UC Merced. In response, we received stories of growth, self-exploration and change. The next chapter in their lives will bring on a whole new slate of experiences, and...
The UC Merced campus was buzzing with excitement as future Bobcats and their families experienced all that the university has to offer during Bobcat Day 2023. A record number of guests attended...
Two people are seen in the snow in Yosemite National Park.
"Romeo and Juliet" is considered William Shakespeare's most famous romantic tragedy. But this Earth Day weekend, it will be transformed into a new production that will offer hope for...
NASA mounted samples of solar films developed at UC Merced on a cube outside the International Space Station for 10 months.
Solar films developed by a graduate student in the Department of Physics at UC Merced while on an internship at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) not only survived 10 months in space with minimal...
From left, graduate student John Wilson, alumnus Qiaochu “Michael” Li and Professor Jing Xu.
Student researchers in experimental physics Professor Jing Xu’s lab have played a critical role in a study that will help understand Alzheimer’s and other diseases that progressively...
UC Merced alumni and campus leaders pose for a photo at M!X Downtown in Sacramento.
Dozens of UC Merced alumni — from the classes of 2009 to 2022 — gathered in downtown Sacramento on April 2 for an exclusive networking mixer hosted by the Office of Alumni...
The Office of Research and Economic Development at UC Merced is hosting its inaugural conference on entrepreneurship and innovation, called Merced to Market. The April 7 conference, being held...
A montage of photos shows students at UC Merced.
For the second year, UC Merced's Student Alumni Association (SAA) and Office of Alumni Relations have partnered to host Student Philanthropy Month in March. The monthlong initiative is...
A student sits in a stairwell and smiles while holding a diploma cover.
While growing up in the Sacramento area, Donald Carter ('21) said he didn't see many people who looked like him pursuing higher education. As the oldest of four boys in a single-parent...
Ph.D. alumna Maxine Umeh-Garcia
After transferring from a Sacramento community college to UC Merced in 2007, Maxine Umeh-Garcia was unsure of her future career. She admits she hadn’t looked at the majors the newest UC offered...

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