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Merced 2020 Project

September 28, 2020

The Lakireddy family has long supported UC Merced's mission. Dr. Vikram Lakireddy and Priya Lakireddy pose with Dr. Hanimireddy Lakireddy, 2020 recipient of the Chancellor's Medal.
Dr. Vikram and Priya Lakireddy, a Merced family deeply engaged in both local and international philanthropy, have made the first significant gift in support of UC Merced’s landmark Merced 2020 Project. The generous donation from the Lakireddys will name the state-of-the-art central hub of...
UC Merced is agile in nature, finding creative solutions to provide students the Bobcat experience despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Bobcats go back to school today and while most are not physically returning to campus, there are still plenty of festivities planned to kick off the semester. This year marks 15 years since the first graduating class began at UC Merced. It was...
A new chapter began at UC Merced on June 1 with the completion of the massive $1.2 billion Merced 2020 Project, an extensive expansion of the campus’ physical space and capacity. The project is the largest public-private partnership social...
UC Merced has been named one of the best schools for environmental sustainability and quality of campus life, placing 20th on The Princeton Review’s list of top 50 “green colleges.” Nearly 700 schools with strong commitments to green...
UC Merced welcomed the largest incoming class to campus over the past week, as more than 2,000 first-year and transfer students took part in Welcome Week festivities. Throughout the weekend, families from across the state made their way to Merced to...
Outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project.
Two simple words, “Leland Legacy,” captured the significance of Wednesday’s opening event for the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project, an event that doubled as a goodbye and thank you to outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland. The...
The Sustainability Research and Engineering Building will house the university's first Center of Excellence.
The growing UC Merced campus is nearly ready to debut the second phase of the innovative Merced 2020 Project, a multiyear plan to add 1.2 million gross square feet of classroom, office, research laboratory, dining, recreation, housing and other needed...
Dorothy Leland will step down as UC Merced chancellor in August after eight years at the university.
Dorothy Leland announced today (May 13) her intention to step down as chancellor of the University of California, Merced, effective Aug. 15, 2019. “These have been the most gratifying eight years of my long professional career,” said...
It is one of the largest and, arguably, most complex social infrastructure projects in the nation. Now, every building in the award-winning Merced 2020 Project is completely topped off. Chancellor Leland, UC Merced senior leadership and members of...
Distinguished guests joined the chancellor for a campus tour
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Merced Mayor Mike Murphy welcomed the Bay Area Council to Merced on Thursday for a robust discussion on potential future connections between Merced and the Bay Area. “Today we are focusing on the...

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