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February 28, 2019

Some people have the idea that the arts are being shortchanged as UC Merced grows. The Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies (GAMWS) Program is here to correct that perception with its inaugural Arts Week, set for March 4-9. “We want to draw people to campus and show them what we are...
Want a taste of what the Dining Pavilion has in store for the campus community this fall? On Monday and Tuesday, you’ll have the chance for your own sneak peek. Our UC Merced chefs are offering free food samples to patrons between 11 a.m....
UC Merced Faculty Discuss Yosemite in New Podcast Series Debut Capital Public Radio has launched a new series about Yosemite National Park, and School of Engineering faculty members Catherine Keske and Jeff Jenkins are featured in the debut episode...
Shakespeare wrote “the play’s the thing.” Of course, he was referring to using a play to catch a murderer, but in Shakespeare’s day, people believed the theater had the power to elicit deep emotion — even move the guilty to...
More than 1,200 degrees were conferred last weekend, pushing the campus's alumni total over 9,000.
UC Merced’s exuberant spring graduates got the chance to demonstrate their gratitude during the 13th Spring Commencement ceremonies this weekend as many of them paused to thank the faculty members and loved ones who helped them through their...
UC Merced graduates are wrapping up finals and getting ready for UC Merced's 13th Spring Commencement ceremonies this weekend.
This weekend, 1,250 UC Merced undergraduate and graduate students, including 52 doctoral candidates — the most in the campus’s 12-year history — are expected to cross the commencement stage and embark on the next chapter of their lives...
About 1,200 admitted students and their family members visited campus on Bobcat Day, and many accepted their UC Merced admittance offers on the spot.
More than 3,700 individuals visited UC Merced last Saturday during the campus’s annual Bobcat Day — a 26 percent increase over 2017 and more than any previous year. About 1,200 admitted students and twice as many family members and other...
Two students decorate t-shirts for the Clothesline Project, one of many campus activities to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and UC Merced is hosting a series of events to provide campus community members opportunities to increase awareness and advocate for sexual assault prevention and intervention programing. A highlight of...
Jonathan Grady oversees UC Merced’s Office of Student Life, Calvin E. Bright Success Center  and the Student Response Team.
Working in education over the years, I have learned to never let inhospitable and toxic circumstances destroy one’s soul, but to use education as a way to empower, transform, radically heal and cultivate seeds of hope. Growing up in Carson, I...
The campus is preparing for the largest graduating class of roughly 1,200 candidates who are eligible to participate in the weekend’s ceremonies.
The University of California, Merced, has selected political commentator and public affairs professional Maria Cardona and civic leader and entrepreneur Lenny Mendonca to deliver keynote addresses at its 13th commencement exercises, May 12 and 13....

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