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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...
The squeals, vowel-like sounds and growls made by infants are critical to the development of human language, according a recent paper coauthored by a cognitive scientist at the University of California, Merced. The paper, published online by the...
 Many large state universities fail in their mission to create social mobility, instead perpetuating inequality by catering to privileged students rather than focusing on student success, according to a new book coauthored by a professor at the...
As everyone knows, space is limited on the UC Merced campus. But with a little money and a lot of persistence, Engineers for a Sustainable World has found a way to carve out a little room for a community garden. The idea has been a dream of the Merritt...
Professor Suzanne Sindi found her calling in seventh grade, while reading “Jurassic Park.” “I liked the idea that math is a tool for understanding the whole world,” she said. Her School of Natural Sciences colleague Professor Karin Leiderman wants to...
UC Merced artists are sharing their best work this semester in the eighth annual Bobcat Art Show. The exhibit runs from April 1 to May 2 and entries can be seen at the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library and the UC Merced Art Gallery in the Social Sciences...
People don’t often think of deformation as a good thing. But when it comes to biofilaments – such as strands of DNA – it’s not only good, it’s necessary for the biofilament to complete its functions. When biofilaments twist, twine, bend or loop in the...
UC Merced biology Professor Rudy Ortiz is furthering his innovative research into diabetes with support from a major pharmaceutical company. Ortiz’ work, developing new applications for medicines used to treat the effects of insulin resistance, has been...
For alumnus Justin Hicks, graduate school at UC Merced was a trailblazing experience. Like many UC Merced students, Hicks was pioneering a path as he worked towards his Ph.D. in economics from 2007 to 2012. “At the time, Justin was our only graduate...
A collaboration between a dean and a professor and a grant from the National Science Foundation have made UC Merced part of a national nanotechnology-biology hub that will expand both knowledge and opportunities for students in Merced. School of Natural...

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