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April 6, 2020

Deputy University Librarian Donald Barclay.
COVID-19 may have brought the world to a stand-still, but one thing that is still moving is information. Every day, new information is spread on television, social media and in print. But how can you be sure what you’re seeing is true when so many sources proclaim to have the latest news?...
The global push to share knowledge openly, rather than keep research locked behind costly paywalls, is the focus of a series of events at UC Merced to mark International Open Access Week, starting Oct. 21. The sharing of information is transitioning...
The fourth floor of Kolligian Library has been newly designed to add more than 200 seats for students to study.
As UC Merced continues to expand, it becomes harder to find quiet spaces on campus to read and tackle class work. UC Merced Library staff members made it their mission to find a solution. A survey of undergraduate and graduate students conducted by...
Harrison Duran, a fifth-year biology student, discovered a Triceratops skull during a paleontology dig in North Dakota.
Harrison Duran has always wanted to discover ‘the land before time,’ and his desire to dig up dinosaur bones led him to the Badlands of North Dakota, where Alice the Triceratops was waiting for him. Duran is a fifth-year biology student...
Marisela Padilla Alcala (left) and Sarah Lee were recently recognized as recipients of the Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence. Arlene Kranich (center) presented the awards.
Long hours spent using the library’s print and digital resources are often a hallmark of a college student’s academic career. For Marisela Padilla Alcala and Sarah Lee, time spent in the library resulted in being named recipients of the...
Join Joerg Heber, editor-in-chief at the journal PLOS One for his talk, “Advancing Open Science at PLOS One” followed by a panel discussion in the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, Room 360, on Monday, April 29, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m...
On Sept. 5, educational studies Professor Anne-Marie Nuñez from Ohio State University will talk about UC Merced as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and how HSIs contribute to the STEM workforce and inclusivity within academia. Her lecture “...
First impressions count, maybe now more than ever. But what if those impressions are based on lies? People’s willingness to believe even the most outrageous “information” they get is so remarkable that researchers have been studying...
Last month, the UC Merced Alumni Association (UCMAA) established the UC Merced Alumni Association Journey Endowment with $25,000 it collected through fundraising efforts to support initiatives throughout campus. Over the past several years, UC Merced...
Nathan Parmeter, Arlene Kranich, Melissa Becerra and Haipeng Li
A generous gift from the grandmother of a UC Merced alumna and current staff member is benefitting two undergraduate students who put the UC Merced Library to good use. Melissa Becerra, a third-year psychology student, and Nathan Parmeter, who...

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