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July 15, 2024

Lexi Wright
This is part of a series of profiles of new UC Merced Bobcats enrolled for the fall 2024 semester. Alexis “Lexi” Wright gives her all, excelling in school and on the soccer field. A transfer from Saddleback Community College in Orange County, Wright also spent a year at San...
UC Merced will begin Division II competition after official acceptance Thursday by the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). The university will begin NCAA Division II competition in the...
A graphic depicts a book, a light bulb, a computer and a mug of Jesus Silva.
Editor's note:This is part of a series of profilesabout new UC Merced Bobcats enrolled for the fall 2024 semester. Jesus Silva graduated from Central Valley High School in Ceres after being...
Prospective transitional kindergarten teachers have a new opportunity to jump-start their careers through the newly launched University of California Transitional Kindergarten Residency Program....
UC Merced VC of Student Affairs Charles Nies with students
It’s spring break 2009 and Jane Lawrence is rushing across campus, the words from the phone call still ringing in her ear. The unimaginable is happening and she must tell Charles Nies...
A student is congratulated by Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz on the commencement stage.
More than 1,300 students plan to participate in UC Merced's Spring 2024 Commencement, celebrated with three distinct ceremonies on the campus's Recreation Field. The first ceremony...
The 2023 spring commencement ceremony at UC Merced is shown.
The speakers who will address graduating UC Merced students at their commencement ceremonies May 10-12 come from a variety of backgrounds and achievements, but all three are vanguards in their fields...
Advisor and student of Undergraduate Research Journal
It’s a pair of special birthdays for UC Merced’s two student-run journals for undergraduates. The Vernal Pool , which publishes creative stories, poems and images, turned 10 this...
author Jorge Cham speaks to a group of graduate students during a visit to UC Merced.
“Raise your hands if you want to know a secret,” acclaimed author and cartoonist Jorge Cham instructed a crowd of young children. Hundreds of tiny arms shot up in unison toward the...
Chef Ed Porter adds finishing touches to dessert
Chef Ed Porter, winner of Guy Fieri’s Grocery Games who was featured on the hit Netflix series “Pressure Cooker,” visited campus on April 11 for a takeover of the Yablokoff-Wallace...

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