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March 21, 2022

UC Merced Chief of Police Chou Her is seen in this image.
As someone who has overcome many obstacles to get where he is now, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Public Safety and Chief of Police Chou Her understands the importance of uplifting his community. Her's efforts to build a strong bond with the campus community and surrounding areas have not gone...
UC Merced has appointed Daniel T. Okoli, Ph.D., as vice chancellor and chief operating officer, overseeing Planning and Development, Facilities, the UC Merced Police Department and several other departments. In announcing the appointment, Chancellor...
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...
UC Merced welcomed its first community wellness director this month.  Lauren Ludlow is the newest member of the campus police department. As a director, she will work with the campus community to develop programs, partnerships and work with a...
UC Merced, in collaboration with Merced County Department of Public Health and UC Health, rolled out its COVID-19 vaccination program Feb. 5.
The United States is implementing COVID-19 vaccine programs across the nation bringing hope for brighter days ahead. However, it also brings many questions. UC Merced’s Director of Medical Education Dr. Thelma Hurd and staff physician Dr....
UC Merced is taking the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of the campus community with the least amount of disruption to its mission of education, research and public service. The COVID-19 pandemic has led the campus to implement social...
UC Merced Police Department officers, student mentors and Margaret Sheehy Elementary School students gather for a group photo during their beautification project.
The UC Merced Police Department and its student partners ventured off campus and into the local community to work alongside elementary students to improve their campus through the inaugural Beautification Project. The project is one part of the UC...
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...
Members of the UC Merced Police Department visited several campus locations last week to play a new question-and-answer game called “Your Campus, Your Police.” The idea stemmed from a brainstorm session to find ways to increase community...
In a life-threatening incident, bystanders have mere moments to act. Thanks to the UC Merced Police Department, American Heart Association and Riggs Ambulance, the general public and campus community have an upcoming opportunity to learn the needed...

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