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Diversity & Inclusion

April 8, 2019

Dania Matos has been named Associate Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The University of California, Merced, today announced the appointment of Dania Matos as Associate Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Matos is the first appointment to the new position, which will serve on Chancellor Dorothy Leland’s senior leadership team and is charged...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland with California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard at the first convening of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.
Chancellor Dorothy Leland made her way to Capitol Hill this week for the first convening of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. Leland is a founding member of the alliance, which spent Monday engaging with immigration...
UC Merced students took part in the annual Pride Week march on Monday, April 1.
On Monday, April 1st LGBTQ+ students and allies at UC Merced kicked off their annual Pride Week festivities with a ceremony by the Native Indigenous Student Coalition (NISC), followed by a march and carnival. The theme of this year’s event is...
Campus community members: Here’s a chance to unleash your inner artist while championing UC Merced’s Principles of Community . On Friday, April 19, UC Merced will host “A Night of Community Art” to showcase an array of...
A group of people seated in a circle formation engage in discussion.
UC Merced staff members, students and alumni participated in an experiment to help people gain a better understanding of others’ opinions without abandoning their own viewpoint or values. Getting people to talk about polarizing topics while...
Representatives from UC Merced have joined President Janet Napolitano’s newly formed Chicano/Latino Advisory Council for the University of California. Founding faculty member Professor Rudy Ortiz, chair for the Department of Molecular and...
ice Provost and Graduate Dean Marjorie S. Zatz was selected as one of the Top 35 Women in Higher Education by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.
UC Merced’s Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Marjorie S. Zatz was selected as one of the Top 35 Women in Higher Education in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’s eighth annual special report recognizing the contributions of women to higher...
Beth Mitchneck presented “Institutional Change for Equality: A Recipe for Change” as part of Chancellor's Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity.
UC Merced welcomed Beth Mitchneck, vice provost for Faculty Success at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, as part of Chancellor’s Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity series last week. Mitchneck presented “Institutional Change...
The next lecture in the Chancellor’s Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity series will be from Beth Mitchneck, Vice Provost for Faculty Success at UMass Lowell. The dialogue is designed to bring notable scholars to campus to present current...
Six graduate students landed spots at Idaho National Laboratory through the National GEM Consortium (From left: Jordan Galloway, Denise Owusu, Stephanie Jones, Diana Perales, Terrence Buck (program manager), Malik Hayes, Jorge Ramirez.) Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.
As a graduate student at UC Merced, Jordan Galloway looks for ways to push himself forward and lead by example. The third-year Chemistry and Chemical Biology student forged a new path last summer through a fellowship in the nuclear science...

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