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July 23, 2024

UC Merced student Josh Ren is pictured in an economics class.
Coming out of high school in San Jose, Josh Ren found himself with limited options for college. He wasn't sold on UC Merced at first, but eventually jumped at the opportunity to attend a University of California campus. And now? "I would definitely recommend it, especially to first-...
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...
UC Merced hosted its first Student Leadership Institute for Climate Resilience earlier this month, teaching students how to become leaders in sustainability.
UC Merced students got a crash course in how to lead the world in moving toward sustainability last week as part of the Student Leadership Institute for Climate Resilience (SLICR). The three-day...
Jesus Perez (left) and members of the Mobile Maker Lab will share their concept at Innovate to Grow on Friday, Dec. 14.
Identify a problem and figure out a way to fix it. For senior Jesus Perez, this is the overarching theme of UC Merced’s biannual Innovate to Grow showcase, and his project, the Mobile Maker Lab...
UC Merced’s commitment to sustainability has been at the forefront of university decisions since the campus’s inception. This week, the university will welcome one of the nation’s...
In some ways UC Merced is still a blank canvas, even 13 years after opening. But that just gives this year’s artist in residence Otto Rigan more room to dream as he helps devise a master...
A large group practices yoga outdoors at UC Merced.
UC Merced already strives to be the most sustainable and innovative research university. Now, a new initiative aspires to help the campus become one of healthiest — and students, staff and...
An aerial video of individuals clad in blue formed in the shape of California, with a heart in the middle.
UC Merced began its 14th academic year today, welcoming new and returning students into new buildings. Students moving in this year are the first to experience the newest residence halls, Glacier...
The University of California, Merced men's soccer team enters the season this week ranked No. 23 in the NAIA Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll. The ranking marks the first time in program...
A large crowd of campus community members stand in line for food at UC Merced's new dining center, The Pavilion.
Before Executive Chef Mitch Vanagten and his Dining Services team members saw blueprints for The Pavilion — UC Merced’s new dining center and centerpiece of the Merced 2020 Project’...

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