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February 9, 2024

A forest fire is pictured in a photo from "California's Watershed Healing"
The new film "California's Watershed Healing" documents the huge benefits that result from restoring forests to healthier densities. UC Merced's Sierra Nevada Research Institute partnered with the nonprofit Chronicles Group to tell the story of these efforts, the science...
UC Merced is among the top 10 U.S. universities for driving economic mobility for its graduates, according to a new study by think tank Third Way. In its second annual national assessment of the...
Students walk on campus at UC Merced. <p align="center">     UC Merced Ranked 15th Best Public College in the Nation By Wall Street     Journal </p> <p>     UC Merced made quite a splash in the revamped Wall Street Journal     <a href="https://www.wsj.com/rankings/college-rankings/best-colleges-2024">         Best Colleges in the U.S.     </a>     ranking published today. Out of 400 universities that were examined     nationwide, UC Merced came in at No. 15 for public institutions. Overall,     the universi
UC Merced has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal Best Colleges in the U.S. ranking published today. Out of 400 universities that were looked at nationwide, UC Merced came in at No...
Zulema Valdez
Zulema Valdez has been selected as UC Merced’s associate vice chancellor for Equity, Justice and Inclusive Excellence (EJIE). In making the announcement, Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity...
A rendering depicts the new housing project.
UC Merced and Merced College will jointly build a 488-bed student housing project for community college and transfer students. The California Legislature gave final approval to the $100 million...
An aerial photograph of the UC Merced campus.
UC Merced public health Professor Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The $3 million grant will fund Young's ambitious...
UC Merced Computer Science and Engineering Professor Xiaoyi Lu and members of the Lu lab.
UC Merced Computer Science and Engineering Professor Xiaoyi Lu is leading a collaboration that secured a $4.35 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to improve federated...
Professor Martha Conklin
Professor Martha Conklin started her career at UC Merced at the Castle Research Facility, and it began with a frightening surprise. “I had a baby rattlesnake in my office,” she said....
Student Kat Corti describes work being done at UC Merced's Experimental Smart Farm.
For UC Merced students working to maintain the campus's Experimental Smart Farm this summer, the day's tasks can range from the high-tech to the grubby. Kat Corti and Austin Mercado,...
Professor Eva de Alba, Eduardo A. Gaspar-Morales and Ayomide J. Adeoye display a hydrogel.
Bioengineering Professor Eva de Alba has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study a potential process to reduce inflammation. The $405,375 grant will fund de Alba...

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