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February 23, 2021

A brand-new faculty member is shaking up the way researchers understand cellular systems. Computational biology Professor Bercem Dutagaci, who started at UC Merced in January, developed simulations of bacterial cells as a new way of looking at how RNA and proteins self-organize inside the cells...
Name: Jacqueline Bustamante Year: Fourth year Major: Chemistry Hometown: Atwater What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? My experience working on the synthesis of organic molecules known as...
Free Speech Week kicks off Monday, Feb. 22.
When the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) began planning its first Free Speech Week a year ago, staff members couldn’t anticipate just how timely the event would be in 2021. Planning began in spring 2020 but the observation was...
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the good work being done on campus.
Black History Month may feel different this February, after a year of the coronavirus and historic protests for social justice. While coming together couldn’t be more important, under current conditions few are able to gather to celebrate Black...
UC Merced, in collaboration with Merced County Department of Public Health and UC Health, rolled out its COVID-19 vaccination program Feb. 5.
The United States is implementing COVID-19 vaccine programs across the nation bringing hope for brighter days ahead. However, it also brings many questions. UC Merced’s Director of Medical Education Dr. Thelma Hurd and staff physician Dr....
30,105 prospective students seek to become Bobcats in fall 2021.
In a record year for applicants to the entire University of California system, UC Merced has received a total of 30,105 prospective student applications among freshman and transfer students into the university — the highest number in the campus...
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel Teenie Matlock
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel Teenie Matlock has been honored with the Athena Award for Academic Leadership by the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California. Matlock was selected from a nationally competitive pool of...
Give to UC Merced 2020 draws 487 donors and raises $163,000 to support students and campus initiatives.
During December, the Give to UC Merced 2020 initiative tripled the campus’s goal of raising $50,000. The final tally: $163,000 raised for a variety of campus initiatives and programs. The fundraising initiative has traditionally been held on a...
2020 brought a wealth of challenges, but once again the Bobcat community proved its resilience, coming together to ensure the university’s mission of teaching, research and service would continue. Photo Credit: Dave Burk © SOM
There was an undeniable feeling of optimism and excitement in January 2020, as the calendar turned to a new year at the University of California, Merced. The university would be welcoming its fourth chancellor in the summer, and celebrating its 15th...
UC Merced is planning for a return to primarily in-person instruction starting in the fall.
The University of California announced today that it is planning for a return to primarily in-person instruction systemwide starting in fall 2021. The announcement is intended to provide prospective and current students and their families time to...

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