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Diversity & Inclusion

September 20, 2021

As one of the most diverse universities in the country, UC Merced is devoted to continuing to provide an inclusive academic environment for all. Today (Sept. 20), UC Merced was recognized with the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine,...
From left, UC Merced faculty Lei Yue, Keith Thompson, Changho Kim, Professor Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz and Mayya Tokman work on planning the new calculus effort with their teammates. Photo by Jim Chiavelli
More than a few students have probably asked themselves why they have to take calculus — the course is notoriously difficult for some. “People haven’t been taught math the way it should be,” Department of Applied Mathematics...
Professor Nigel Hatton and student
The University of California Office of the President awarded three out of only seven UC-Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Initiative grants to UC Merced faculty members. The initiative has fostered faculty partnerships with HBCUs to...
UC Merced and Cultiva La Salud have partnered to launch a new Spanish-language website aimed at providing the community with a wide range of information about the coronavirus. "Saber Es Poder," now officially online, offers...
A machine developed in Professor Reza Ehsani's lab improves almond harvests by reducing the amount of dust stirred up as the nuts are gathered from the ground.
With a new $20 million federal grant, UC Merced becomes part of a multi-institutional research collaborative to develop artificial intelligence — or AI — solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to water...
Interdisciplinary Humanities Ph.D. student Sabrina Rawson
As part of its commitment to inclusive excellence in graduate research and education, UC Merced has awarded its new Chancellor’s Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence to four incoming Ph.D. students from the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and...
Following an unprecedented year the University of California announced that its campuses made record-breaking admissions offers to the fall 2021 incoming class. On top of a record number of transfer applications this year, UC Merced's transfer...
People participate in a march against anti-Asian hate.
Sang Hoang ('20) says he has had enough. The University of California, Merced alumnus is tired of seeing countless attacks on Asian Americans, which have only increased amid the coronavirus pandemic. To help bring light to these crimes,...
UC Merced continues to be a leader in helping lower food insecurity in the Central Valley community after announcing its partnership with the mobile application Fresh Food Connect. The app will encourage local growers and gardeners to donate to the...
Every American knows we celebrate freedom on the Fourth of July, but very few people know what Juneteenth celebrates, or even recognize the date. A Harris Poll conducted last June found 22% of Americans said they were "very aware" of the...

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