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February 23, 2024

Editor's note: In honor of Black History Month, the UC Merced newsroom is highlighting some of the organizations, services and people who serve or represent the Black community on campus. Three months ago, UC Merced welcomed its first historically African-American international sorority. On...
UC Merced Project Scientist Rosa Manzo, Ph.D. (center) with Camarena Health’s Claudia Fabian Chavez (left) and Maria Meraz (right)
UC Merced was recently awarded a significant grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche group, to create the UC Merced Center for Health Equity. The initiative will focus on eliminating health...
Cognitive Science Professor Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz has a passion for biliteracy that has driven her to improve the quality of learning in both English and Spanish at schools in Texas and Central...
The annual Shakespeare in Yosemite production is just one avenue for environmental humanities students to get involved.
Compelling storytelling is vital to ensuring the action needed to secure a habitable planet for future generations, according to an increasing amount of research. UC Merced is recruiting students...
College Corps students take their oath.
Dozens of UC Merced students took their oaths as members of the College Corps recently. The program, which provides stipends to students in exchange for working with community partners, is in its...
Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz and Professor Teenie Matlock at the dedication of Toloma Grove.
In the early days of building UC Merced, founding faculty member Teenie Matlock took on lots of tasks that were well outside her job description. Over the years, she expanded her service to the...
Rivera Middle School students get a lesson in engineering at the CalTeach Learning lab.
Every Tuesday and Thursday during the school year, elementary, middle and high school students from around the region travel to a special lab at UC Merced designed just for them. It’s the...
Four UC Merced students pose for a photo on the bike path along Lake Road.
Keeping a community clean takes a lot of effort and sweat equity from the people who call it home. That's why Bobcats rolled up their sleeves and got to work to make the area right outside UC...
A montage of photos shows students at UC Merced.
For the second year, UC Merced's Student Alumni Association (SAA) and Office of Alumni Relations have partnered to host Student Philanthropy Month in March. The monthlong initiative is...
Linda Frey, director of the California College Corps program, speaks to attendees of a meeting at UC Merced.
Nearly 100 participants from higher education facilities across the state gathered at UC Merced in January to exchange ideas around a program that pays students to do volunteer work in their...

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