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April 11, 2019

Chancellor Dorothy Leland was joined by UC Merced students, staff, alumni and trustees at the second annual UC Merced Day in Sacramento.
Just days after visiting the nation’s capital, Chancellor Dorothy Leland trekked to the state capital to advocate for the campus and the UC system as part of UC Merced Day. In the second annual UC Merced Day in Sacramento, the chancellor was joined by students, alumni and members of...
A woman seated, behind the alumna keynote speaker at fall commencement, smiles.
More than 80 undergraduate and graduate students gathered in downtown Merced on Dec. 16 for UC Merced’s first-ever Fall Commencement. Graduates — along with their family and friends, faculty and a score of staff volunteers —...
Shavone Charles' interest in technology started during a summer internship with Google, where she served as a student ambassador liaison between the technology company and UC Merced students.
It’s been five years since Shavone Charles walked across the stage at commencement. On Saturday (Dec. 16), she will return as UC Merced’s first alumni keynote speaker at Fall Commencement. Charles graduated with a bachelor’s degree...
Rufus Bobcat and a UC Merced student
If this year’s Giving Tuesday was a success — and by every measure, it was — that success was due in large part to the generosity of UC Merced students. The day-long fundraiser surpassed its goal of 1,000 donors in a day, with $280,000...
UC Merced alumni showing their Bobcat pride
UC Merced alumnus Daniel Lobato (’13) always planned to give back to the campus that provided him an education. As a student, Lobato started with modest donations during the university’s annual Giving Tuesday fundraiser, which returns Nov....
Beginnings sculpture with Give Tue UC Merced logo
For the past three years, members of the UC Merced community and friends have made the Tuesday after Thanksgiving a showstopper for our campus. Give Tue UC Merced (#GiveTueUCM), the annual 24-hour campaign to rally financial support around campus...
Two students in an engineering lab
Early-stage startups often find themselves in a difficult bind. They need legal counsel to help them form business entities, understand tax liabilities, license inventions and draft terms of service. But many startups can’t afford lawyers. That...
Young students conducting a science experiment
When the University of California chose Merced as the site for its 10th campus, the dream was to make a difference in the heart of California. As the campus matures and gains national exposure through rankings and the Merced 2020 Project, its impact is...
Alumna Shavone Charles heads global music and youth culture communications at Instagram.
UC Merced is welcoming back its first alumni keynote speaker, Shavone Charles, to address December 2017 graduates at its first Fall Commencement ceremony on Dec. 16. Charles received her bachelor’s degree from UC Merced in literature in...
Homecoming Oct. 20-22 is slated to be a lively weekend joining past, present and future Bobcats, families and the local community.
UC Merced’s Homecoming Oct. 20-22 will draw students, staff, faculty, alumni, family and friends together for a weekend of activities that highlight the campus and the community. For the first time, three major campus events are being combined...

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