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June 19, 2020

UC Merced is the only campus to win three best practice awards in the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference ’s 2020 energy and sustainability competition. The annual conference, to be held virtually July 6-10, highlights cutting-edge research as well as case studies with...
Despite the challenges of making an in-person event into a remote one, students in this year’s Innovate to Grow spring showcase displayed the determination, passion and innovation Bobcats are known for. Student teams highlighted more than 60...
The Beginnings sculpture on the UC Merced campus.
University Friends Circle (UFC) supports the mission of UC Merced and one way the group does that directly is by supporting students. Each year, UFC members raise money to fund scholarships for students and student groups through an endowed...
Innovation is nothing new at UC Merced, but this year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone on campus has had to reimagine nearly everything they do. But leave it up to the School of Engineering to wholly reinvent its annual Innovate to Grow...
UC Merced’s support for students who are building leadership skills, engaging in community outreach or searching for careers is going strong during the campus’s move to remote instruction, with the Office of Leadership, Service and Career...
Two projects from a UC Merced engineering lab are making interactions with mobile devices easier and quicker, especially for blind people. Computer science Professor Ahmed Arif and his students have developed a new way for blind people to be faster...
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will give a speech on the future of civic engagement as part if interim Chancellor Nathan Brostrom's speaker series.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will give a speech on the future of civic engagement as part of UC Merced interim Chancellor Nathan Brostrom’s speaker series. Villaraigosa was the first Mexican American in more than 130 years to...
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...
UC Merced students will be able to earn money for college by helping Merced County kids become strong readers thanks to a pilot grant from the AmeriCorps Service Fellowship program. The grant, announced Monday and administered through California...
Students walk along Scholars Lane on campus.
UC Merced students who are active in the community are encouraged to apply for the University Friends Circle Distinguished Volunteer Scholarship for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. The endowed scholarship was started in 2011 by University...

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