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November 22, 2021

A 10 kW array on location at UC Merced. This is one of the two innovative technologies in the Department of Energy's desalination contest.
When people hear the word “solar,” many think of solar panels on a house, which generate electricity. But there is another way to use energy harnessed by the sun: heat. Founding faculty member and Director of the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (UC...
Faculty members at UC Merced are recognized throughout the year for excellence in a variety of ways, including by their colleagues in the Academic Senate. This year’s Academic Senate awards honor faculty from across the three schools for their...
Among the six scholarship recipients was second-year bioengineering major Gehad Elhanafy who received the highest scholarship, $3,500.
Since 2008, University Friends Circle (UFC) has shown its support to UC Merced students through programs that promote community interaction. One way UFC has been a critical advocate of the campus is by raising funds each year for UC Merced students...
Applied Math graduate student Shayna Bennett
Applied Mathematics graduate student Shayna Bennett won first place at the University of California’s Grad Slam finals today (May 7). Bennett presented her dissertation research, “A New Tool to Fight Invasive Species,” in just three...
Male Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate student Ivan G. Soto
A half-dozen UC Merced students and alumni are recipients of significant fellowships to help support their graduate education. “We’re extremely proud of our undergraduate and graduate students and alumni who have earned prestigious...
Zoom event presenters (top row) Patti Kishi, Jess Évora and Charles Nies, (center row) Hayley Montoya, Cassie Gunter and Brandon Lopez, (bottom row) Andrea Guerra
For the second year, the Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center and the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) held the 2021 UC Merced Leadership Awards virtually. The April 30 event provided an opportunity for the center to acknowledge all student...
Alicia Garza speaks during a virtual event to honor her with the Spendlove Prize.
While this year's ceremony looked quite different from years past due to the coronavirus pandemic, the presentation of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance remained an important celebration. Alicia...
Female applied mathematics graduate student
Applied Mathematics graduate student Shayna Bennett will represent UC Merced at the University of California Grad Slam finals on May 7. For the campus’s Grad Slam final round, Bennett presented her dissertation research, “A New Tool to...
Alicia Garza is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
Alicia Garza, civil rights activist and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, will be honored as the 13th recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance during a virtual...
The U.S. News & World Report Rankings included the debut of two UC Merced graduate programs, Political Science was ranked No. 63 and history discipline of the Interdisciplinary Humanities program was ranked No.127.
For the first time, UC Merced’s Political Science and Interdisciplinary Humanities (history discipline) graduate groups made national rankings. US News & World Report’s annual rankings, released today, also highlighted the campus...

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