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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...
When she began her journey at UC Merced, Sheena Truong had the future planned out. She’d graduate, go to dental school and become an orthodontist. But Merced had more to offer — and in a roundabout way, it became her destination. In her third year at UC...
A science literacy nonprofit created by UC Merced students is gaining an international foothold with planned expansion into classrooms in Ecuador. Growth is nothing new for BEAT — short for Biology, Engineering, Agriculture and Technology — but jumping...
The Merced County portion of the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run made its way to the UC Merced campus yesterday. This is the fifth year that UC Merced police officers and staff members have run in the event to raise awareness for the Special Olympics. “It...
Six medical students, all with ties to the San Joaquin Valley, are spending part of their summer reaching out and giving back to the community they call home. The students are taking part in a four-week, voluntary summer program called Research,...
Each spring, the Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center recognizes and celebrates students, staff and faculty members, and student organizations demonstrating outstanding leadership to the campus and the community. Thirty campus members or student...
Parents, caregivers and community members in the Merced area have a new resource for information about childhood development and disorders. The UC Merced Alliance for Child and Family Health and Development, in downtown Merced, is a place where people...
In Fall 2007, Maricela Rangel-Garcia became one of the first UC Merced students to sign up for a new, non-clinical volunteer program in the busy Mercy Medical Center Emergency Department (ED). Her participation in what has become a vital and growing...
The UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees recently honored the University Friends Circle (UFC) for its philanthropic efforts. Each year, the board honors a philanthropic leader — or in this year’s case, a group of leaders — that supports the university’...
While at UC Merced, students work diligently to achieve academically and reach their leadership potential. Each year, the Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center awards top students and student organizations for their outstanding leadership qualities,...

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