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October 24, 2019
UC Merced hosted its annual Homecoming celebration last weekend. Current and prospective students and their families, as well as members of the community, took part in the Campus and Community Showcase, including face painting, inflatables, information tables and performances by various student...
October 24, 2019
As a child, Kevin Dawson traveled from California to visit his grandmother in Harlem, where he recalls playing in Jackie Robinson Park. Dawson, an avid swimmer and surfer, would peer through a fence with his cousins to check out the park’s large swimming pool. “I remember thinking...
October 23, 2019
Death is a part of life, a loss surrounded typically by mourning and grief. But what if the passing of a loved one were also a transition to be celebrated? That is the sentiment behind Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” in Mexican culture. The Nov. 2 holiday traditionally has...
October 21, 2019
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 104 times greater than carbon dioxide. But what if the methane could be turned into energy? The topic of using waste for power is a hot one, both literally and figuratively, for the San Joaquin Valley. Biogas — the gases...
October 21, 2019
Soil biogeochemistry Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe has been named the Ted and Jan Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences and Geology. “The Falasco family is engaged in construction and development, so they have an intimate connection with and an understanding of the earth beneath our feet,...

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