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August 6, 2020

Early-stage entrepreneurs can learn how to build their businesses alongside a support network of startup and business experts through a new joint venture of the Founder Institute and UC Merced. The Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, and the UC Merced Venture Lab...
School of Natural Sciences Professor Anna Beaudin
The Merced Sun-Star announced its 20 Under 40 honorees in 2018 and for the second consecutive year, numerous UC Merced alumni, staff and faculty members were chosen for their efforts to make the community a great place to live, work and learn. This...
A young boy and a woman play with educational toys.
Kids Discovery Station, this year’s second installment of the children’s pop-up exhibit, opened Aug. 1 at the Merced County Library after the resounding success of the city’s first Merced for Kids pop-up museum, which ended its run in...
A woman holds a broken cigarette in her hands
UC Merced has been awarded a $3.8 million grant to establish the UC Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC), positioning UC Merced and the San Joaquin Valley region as a leading center for the study of public health and policy matters related to...
Fred Ruiz’s support of UC Merced goes back decades and includes substantial contributions through philanthropy, advocacy and service. For his commitment to UC Merced and to education in the San Joaquin Valley, Ruiz has been named this year...
Students tend the UC Merced Campus Community Garden.
UC Merced demonstrated that it’s living up to its reputation for being “green from the ground up” by winning five awards — more than any other University of California campus — in the 14th annual Higher Education Energy...
A team of educators, policy makers and community members are working to bring a children’s museum to Merced. To celebrate the museum’s first pop-up exhibit, Merced For Kids, museum organizers are inviting members of the community to attend...
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...

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