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September 21, 2020

The technology world is punctuated by startups, and UC Merced is “starting up” its own program to invigorate computer science education in the San Joaquin Valley. The National Science Foundation awarded a $300,000, two-year grant to support START UP SJV, which stands for “STEM...
University life can be hard, and for transfer students, it often proves even more daunting. Studies have shown they typically have low rates of campus engagement and retention, and take longer to earn their degree. But thanks to a $2.2 million grant from...
Chances are, sometime in your life, you’ll need an antibiotic. But did you know that bacteria are evolving antibiotic resistance so quickly – and pharmaceutical companies are not inventing new antibiotics – that soon, there will not be any that are ...
The youngest University of California campus is now the steward of some ancient remains. Columbian mammoth bones dating back to the last Ice Age were transferred recently to a storage facility at UC Merced’s building at Castle Commerce...
As everyone knows, space is limited on the UC Merced campus. But with a little money and a lot of persistence, Engineers for a Sustainable World has found a way to carve out a little room for a community garden. The idea has been a dream of the Merritt...
  Students with a variety of skills and perspectives make up a team that’s taking engineering principles into some of the area’s wildlands to further education and promote awareness about the environment. Candace Sigmond, education coordinator for the...
MERCED, Calif. — The effort to create a natural reserve out of nearly 6,000 acres adjacent to UC Merced has been jump-started by the hiring of two people to share the management duties.  Sierra Nevada Research Institute Director Roger Bales, who is...
University of California, Merced, Chancellor Dorothy Leland will visit Merced High School Oct. 18 as part of Achieve UC, a systemwide initiative to show high school students how they can attain a University of California education. The idea behind the...
The University of California, Merced, began its eighth academic year with 5,760 undergraduate and graduate students, up nearly 11 percent to a new high, according to data released today (Sept. 27). The increase proves that demand for UC Merced grows,...
  UC Merced senior Patricia Paredes didn’t grow up in the best neighborhood or have the easiest childhood. But she overcame those hardships to graduate from a San Jose high school and enroll at the University of California’s newest campus. Now, Paredes...

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