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June 18, 2019

Members of the Carson House spent the day in Yosemite National Park to learn about concerns threatening the wellbeing of the park.
It started with a simple off-hand comment, one that would likely be met with a chuckle at any other institution. At UC Merced, it became a ripple that has changed the academic and social strata of an entire school. School of Natural Sciences Dean Betsy Dumont recalled the exchange that took...
At the 14th annual UC Merced Leadership Awards, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty advisors and student organizations were celebrated Hollywood style — complete with cameras, lights and a “red carpet” entrance — for...
Kimberly Ramirez Gonzalez will speak to thousands of youth at WE Day California April 19.
Kimberly Ramirez Gonzalez has been advocating for youth for four years and she is committed to dedicating the rest of her life to doing so. The third-year UC Merced student takes the stage April 19 alongside world-renowned entertainers and social...
Project Wet, a program run by the Water Education Foundation, will offer area educators hands-on lessons in teaching children about the value of a sustainable future. This is the first time such a class has been offered through UC Merced Extension...
Student-athlete and leader Abbie-Leigh Meneses is preparing to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with an emphasis human biology and a minor in anthropology.
When prospective student-athletes visit UC Merced, soccer standout Abbie-Leigh Meneses is among the first people they meet. Not long ago, Meneses was a recruit herself, touring the University of California’s 10th and newest campus. She fell in...
More than 400 young women aspiring to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) attended last week’s Expanding Your Horizons conference. The event, hosted by the UC Merced chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, brought...
Four participants in the UC California Naturalist Program explore plant diversity on Cunningham Ranch in Merced County.
If you love California’s great outdoors and are interested in learning about the state’s natural history and ecology, unleash your inner John Muir by becoming a certified naturalist through a state program that’s offered at UC Merced...
UC Merced’s student-athletes shine on the court, the field — and in our community. This year, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised more than $1,000 for local foster youth in a coin drive. “Doing a coin drive was a great...
Female student addressing a classroom of high school students
A unique collaboration between UC Merced students and inmates from the Sierra Conservation Center is helping Tuolumne County attract new businesses. The Captivated Thinking Project — funded by the Foster Family Center for...
The Student Impact Fund can support student organizations who lead off-campus projects that address an identified community need.
During this year’s Give Tue UC Merced annual 24-hour campaign of giving, participants will have more options to which to direct their support, including a new fund that assists with the emerging and unique needs of student groups as the campus...

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