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December 1, 2022

Trees have been placed in four locations for people to select families for whom to buy gifts.
Throughout the year, the UC Merced Community Engagement Center (CEC) offers a variety of opportunities for students to work for the betterment of the area. But at the holidays, faculty and staff are invited to take part as well. Over Thanksgiving, the center raised money to purchase...
Boldly Forward Campaign
At a kickoff event for UC Merced’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, the university announced that it has doubled the campaign’s fundraising goal from $100 million to $200 million by the year 2030. The announcement was...
The Ruiz family have made a significant gift to name the campus’ administration building and enrollment center.
Fred and Mitzie Ruiz, longtime UC Merced donors and two of the university’s most active and earliest supporters, have made a significant gift to name the campus’ administration building and enrollment center. In honor of their...
Three UC Merced computer science and engineering students will take on more than 5,000 other teams around the world at the IEEExtreme Hack-a-Thon on Oct. 21-22. The Hack-a-Thon is a 24-hour challenge in which teams will respond to one or more prompts...
UC Merced’s Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) will expand its Upward Bound Program to include a cohort of 60 high school students at Gustine Unified School District (GUSD).
A five-year grant totaling more than $1.4 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Education will allow UC Merced's Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) to expand its Upward Bound Program to include a cohort of 60 high school students at...
Three women stand next to each other in a mock courtroom.
Linda Barreto ('08), Jessica Jaramillo Perez ('14) and Alejandra Tenorio Zurita ('20) all knew at a young age that they wanted to become lawyers. What they didn't know, however, was that UC Merced would play a pivotal role in merging...
Students walking under solar breezeway
In the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index, UC Merced placed Top 10 in several categories including a tie for the No.1 spot in research. The annual report published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recognizes...
Chancellor Muñoz
UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz has been named to the Carnegie Classifications Institutional Roundtable, a panel of higher education leaders that will recommend potential revisions to the way institutions are classified, looking particularly at...
Lillie Pennington has been awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine for the 2022-2023 academic year. She is one of 38 students nationally who each receive $28,000 in funding for...
The 14th Dalai Lama is seen in a screenshot from a video recording on Sept. 18, 2022.
A special recognition over a decade in the making was celebrated this month as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance. In his message upon accepting the prize, he...

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