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December 13, 2018

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. About 30 teams from Engineering Service Learning (ENGSL) and Capstone Innovation Design...
Rendering of the Merced 2020 Project
The Merced 2020 Project earned two more awards this week, claiming the top prize for Best Social Infrastructure Project at the P3 Awards in Washington, D.C. UC Merced earned the Gold Award for social infrastructure, a subset of infrastructure that...
Students are a major part of UC Merced's success in sustainability.
UC Merced is among the nation’s top schools for sustainability for the third straight year, according to the Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges, and achieved its highest score to date with 95 out of a possible 99 points. The...
The University of California, Merced, received the largest incoming class of students in its 13-year history this semester, as total enrollment neared 8,000 for the first time. The fastest-growing university in the nation, according to the Chronicle of...
A man holds a bright purple instrument in his hands while talking into a microphone headset.
On Sept. 22, MacArthur "Genius" Award winner and Stanford University bioengineering Professor Manu Prakash will deliver the keynote lecture at the first annual open house for UC Merced’s Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM...
Aerial photo from the early days of the UC Merced campus.
Yazil Navarro might have played a bigger role in the founding of UC Merced than she realizes. As a Merced County second-grader, Navarro — now the learning and professional development manager in Human Resources at UC Merced— was one of...
Professor Roland Winston and his student researchers
The University of California, Merced, was established in 2005 — or so the story goes. The main campus officially opened in September of that year, but that particular reading of history elides a more colorful backstory. UC Merced didn’t...
Rufus is the real-life iteration of the UC Merced bobcat.
Five years before it opened, UC Merced held a mascot-naming contest for local elementary school students. Among the nominees: the Marmots, the Hawks and the Black-Tailed Hares “There was an aspect of wanting to be unique, but then how unique do...
The UC Merced Journey 5K Fund Run is Sept. 9.
Saturday’s annual Journey 5K Fund Run has special meaning for the UC Merced community. Last November, the campus lost Ryan Nunez — head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams — in a tragic motorcycle accident....
2017 Scholars Lane Bridge Crossing
More than 2,200 students — many entering their first year at UC Merced — arrived last weekend in cars, trucks and minivans packed to the gills with living essentials from clothing and toiletries to laptops and microwaves. Move-in weekend is...

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