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December 20, 2019

A collaboration among the city of Merced, community members and the University of California Merced is bringing a little night music back to the Merced Open Air Theater. Friday evening concerts will begin at the outdoor half-shell, in Applegate Park, starting in summer 2020. Seeking a way to...
Give Tue UC Merced is Nov. 27
When UC Merced senior Kevin Citalan thought about what he was thankful for as the Thanksgiving holiday grew near, he instantly thought of a turbulent time during the summer. In August, Citalan, a Los Angeles native, was trying to complete paperwork to...
David Do ('09) will be the 2018 fall commencement speaker for UC Merced. Photo courtesy of Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs.
Before David Do earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Merced, he helped spearhead a Valentine’s Day card campaign that convinced First Lady Michelle Obama to give the commencement address to the first graduating class. Now,...
Rigoberta Menchú Tum holds up the Alice & Clifford Spendlove Prize for Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum was honored Monday as the 12th distinguished recipient of the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance at the Art Kamangar Center at Merced Theater in downtown Merced....
The California Teachers Association (CTA) indicates the state faces a massive shortage of highly qualified teachers – especially those who can teach math, science and special education — and early childhood caregivers and educators....
UC Merced’s polling station will be open Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Alpine Room. This year, the on-campus polling station features a centralized satellite voting, which means anyone from any Merced County voting precinct can get his or...
It’s that time of year again - time to show your Bobcat pride at UC Merced’s annual Homecoming celebration. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and the community are welcome to the two-day event, which will include a downtown block party for...
From left: Interim SSHA Dean Jeff Gilger, alumnus Michael Pierick ('16), Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Merced Mayor Mike Murphy at Wednesday's UC Board of Regents meeting.
Michael Pierick’s road to presenting as part of the UC Merced delegation at this week’s UC Board of Regents meeting started in 2012, with a pit stop on the way to a basketball tryout at Sonoma State. Both of Pierick’s parents...
UC Merced is venturing into the bright lights of YouTube shows and junior Kamyar Nekoui is leading the charge. Tuesday marks the release of the first online episode of Nekoui’s project, a recorded talk show titled “Crucial Conversations....
Distinguished guests joined the chancellor for a campus tour
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Merced Mayor Mike Murphy welcomed the Bay Area Council to Merced on Thursday for a robust discussion on potential future connections between Merced and the Bay Area. “Today we are focusing on the...

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