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February 15, 2019

A clip from a film produced by new Global Arts Studies Program Professor Yehuda Sharim. The film is part of the 13th annual Human Rights Film Series at UC Merced.
The finale of the 13th annual Human Rights Film Series at UC Merced will feature two films from new Global Arts Studies Program Professor Yehuda Sharim. Sharim’s films “We Are In It” and “Seeds of All Things” will be shown Thursday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 22. The...
ASUCM President Salma Memon
When it came time to apply for college, so many of us scrambled to compile those lists of community service hours to bolster our resumes. Was there enough? Could I explain in my personal statement what this service meant to me?  From the time we...
Young students conducting a science experiment
When the University of California chose Merced as the site for its 10th campus, the dream was to make a difference in the heart of California. As the campus matures and gains national exposure through rankings and the Merced 2020 Project, its impact is...
Rendering of the Downtown Campus Center
Nearly 300 UC Merced employees will begin moving into the new Downtown Campus Center at 18th and N streets in January, and local business owners are taking note. Thad Raczkowski, co-owner of Little Oven Pizza, is thinking about a move. His shop on Main...
More than 2,000 people were on campus for Homecoming events Oct. 20-22.
Traditional UC Merced events — Homecoming, Preview Day and Family Weekend, plus the Chancellor’s Scholars recognition ceremony — came together for a first-of-its-kind bundle of activities that highlighted the campus for current and...
Aerial photograph of green farmland being watered by dozens of sprinklers.
A full-length documentary highlighting the relationship between water, food security and, ultimately, global security, features UC Merced researchers and is scheduled to premiere Sept. 14 in downtown Merced. “Beyond the Brink,” a new film...
UC Staff member Breeana Sylvas poses outdoors with two reusable water bottles.
The Merced Sun-Star’s inaugural “20 Under 40” list honors rising stars under the age of 40 who are actively engaged in making Merced a better place to live and work — and UC Merced faculty, staff and alumni are clearly doing their...
One of several murals painted on school buildings with the community's help.
“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.” — William S. Burroughs The economic and educational advantages of having a University of California campus...
Sun setting in red-orange sky over darkened mountain range as seen from UC Merced's Kolligian Library.
As the frenzy surrounding the Aug. 21 solar eclipse begins to peak, physics Professor Wil van Breugel is using the opportunity to give Merced stargazers a crash course in the science and history of these astronomical curiosities. “It’s...
Ten students in entering SJV PRIME class pose in front of a conference room at the University of California, Merced.
Established in 2011, the San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME) pools resources from UC Merced, the UC Davis School of Medicine, and UCSF Fresno to recruit and train future physicians committed to serving the Central Valley. This...

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