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May 17, 2022

A wave of blue and gold covered the recreation fields at UC Merced as more than 2,400 students walked the stage during the first in-person spring commencement in three years. The three-day ceremony weekend started by welcoming back 1,000 alumni from the classes of 2020 and 2021 — who were...
Toloma Grove sign.
UC Merced understands and values the need to acknowledge the rich and diverse history of those who came before us and who are still with us today. In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, including the local Yokuts and Miwuk who first inhabited or...
As the daytime temperatures cool and the pandemic persists, colleagues at UC Merced’s Health Sciences Research Institute offer a suggestion: Why not take your meetings for a stroll? The benefits of walking meetings are well-documented ,...
Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz outlined the progress UC Merced has achieved across many fields.
Delivering his first in-person State of the University campus address, Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz outlined the progress UC Merced has achieved across many fields and laid out initial plans for investing a historic $20 million gift to the university...
Biosafety officer Aparupa Sengupta
Aparupa Sengupta, Ph.D., was talking to her staff when her phone rang. It was the police chief. Could she join him today for a working lunch? On that warm, cloudless February day in 2020, the thunder of a growing health crisis was ominous but distant...
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded UC Merced’s Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) five grants totaling more than $6.9 million for its Talent Search program. The program aims to increase the number of youths from disadvantaged...
UC Merced undergraduates interested in pursuing field research and mentorship opportunities at one of the University of California Natural Reserve System (NRS) sites will now have access to vital scholarship support, thanks to a generous gift from...
Bridge Crossing
Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz stood at a podium framed by blue and gold balloons and smiled at the throng of students who had come for the Scholars Bridge Crossing. “Finally, we’re here together,” he said. “Finally!”...
 Dr. Thelma Hurd has been appointed the inaugural Thondapu Family Endowed Chair in Medical Education.
Distinguished UC Merced Director of Medical Education and public health Professor Dr. Thelma Hurd has been appointed the inaugural Thondapu Family Endowed Chair in Medical Education. “I am both gratified and honored,” said Hurd. “It...
The recent takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban forces has caused many Afghans to flee their homes searching for asylum. Responding to the urgency of the current situation in Afghanistan, UC Merced’s Center for the Humanities has joined the rest...

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