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December 4, 2019

UC Merced Emergency Manager Laura Rodriguez-Mascorro
Emergencies can come in many forms, from a burst pipe that causes a flood, to a major earthquake, to a threat of violence. No matter its character, Laura Rodriguez-Mascorro will make sure the campus is ready. Rodriguez-Mascorro joined UC Merced in September as the campus’ first emergency...
About 300 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the 2017 Leadership Conference.
UC Merced students had the chance to gain knowledge and leadership skills for their personal and academic careers at the 2017 Leadership Conference, hosted by the campus’s Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center on Sept. 23. Now in its 11th year...
Fall Commencement will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 16 in the Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre downtown.
Beginning this year, UC Merced’s fall graduates will have an earlier occasion to celebrate their outstanding accomplishments. UC Merced is launching a new tradition with its first Fall Commencement. The intimate ceremony, which will be held at 11...
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...

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