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February 11, 2020

UC Merced students in the Leadership & Service Living Learning Community take in the view from atop Mount Tamalpais.
Hiking to the top of Marin County’s iconic Mount Tamalpais gave a group of UC Merced students not only a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean, but insight into how they, as individuals, can contribute to their communities’ enrichment. The 19 first-year students are members of the...
It is one of the largest and, arguably, most complex social infrastructure projects in the nation. Now, every building in the award-winning Merced 2020 Project is completely topped off. Chancellor Leland, UC Merced senior leadership and members of...
UC Merced welcomed more than 500 students from across the San Joaquin Valley to campus Wednesday to celebrate College Signing Day. Every student was a high school senior who will move on to higher education in the fall. Seven colleges and universities...
Two UC Merced women's basketball players discuss strategy during a game.
It is often said in sports that you have to struggle and overcome adversity before being able to bask in the glory of success. UC Merced athletics has faced adversity since first transitioning from a recreation program to a NAIA member eight years ago...
It’s before dawn on a Saturday morning in mid-May — not a time anyone would expect the UC Merced campus to be busy. But it is. This is Spring Commencement, and there is much work to do. Parking and transportation staff are placing...
An image of UC Merced's Beginnings sculpture at night
UC Merced has joined the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a founding member of the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The university is one of more than 40 colleges, universities and...
Yu-Han Chao, a former UC Merced faculty member, will be reading an excerpt from her new book, a collection of short stories, at the university's Write! Look! Listen! series.
UC Merced is a research institution and while groundbreaking work is done in its labs, that doesn’t mean the arts aren’t thriving, too. For the past 10 years, the Write! Look! Listen! Series has been a vehicle for the university’s...
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...
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 residential program introduced students to the campus...
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...

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