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January 24, 2024
A new state law will make a difference in accessing education for the dependents of disabled veterans in California, thanks to the initiative of UC Merced Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate student Karla Seijas. Seijas proposed the idea for a bill that would expand the CalVet College Fee...
January 22, 2024
Cesar Alvarado-Gil joins UC Merced as chief campus counsel, bringing his broad background in the law, deep affinity for education and firm ties to Merced. "Higher education is critical for everyone - and particularly for those like me, who come from lower-income, socially disadvantaged...
January 19, 2024
In a paper published in Nature Communications, UC Merced Professor Roger Bales, collaborating with an international team, found that the height of neighboring trees strongly influenced whether a given tree survived California's record 2012-15 drought. Using high-resolution maps...
January 18, 2024
Elizabeth "Betsy" Dumont, Ph.D., has been named executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California, Merced after a robust process that drew candidates from across the United States. Dumont has served as dean of UC Merced's School of Natural Sciences since 2017...
January 17, 2024
Dozens of almond growers and researchers came to UC Merced on Wednesday for a summit on best practices for one of California's most important crops. It was the first time the Almond Board of California hosted its Nutrient Summit on campus, and it highlighted the important partnership between...
January 16, 2024
Rocks, from ponderous boulders to tiny grains of sand, are subject to the whims of moisture, weather and time as they tumble from surrounding slopes into rivers, pools and lakes. UC Merced Professor Claire Lukens is getting more detailed data about these natural processes by using a larger...
January 16, 2024
Environmental Systems Ph.D. candidate Marie Buhl has been invited to join the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate (CACC). Buhl, who is from Germany, works in Professor Sam Markolf’s lab focusing on climate change adaption research in the...
January 11, 2024
For professors, it’s up or out when it comes to tenure and promotion: After five years on the job as assistant professors, junior professors’ promise is evaluated by their more senior colleagues. These senior colleagues judge whether a junior colleague has developed a reputation for...

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