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January 8, 2020

Public Health Ph.D. student Chia Thao's research interests center on improving minority health disparities and promoting well being.
Chia Thao was a teenager when she arrived in Fresno with her family to begin a new life. She was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, where her Laotian parents had fled after the Vietnam War. “Our parents brought a skillset to the U.S., found a home in the Central Valley and began farming,...
Besides being a groundbreaking research powerhouse, the University of California is an economic engine for California and the nation, providing an educated workforce and generating new knowledge, technologies, jobs, startup companies and spinoff...
Driving past Merced Falls on the way to Lake McClure doesn’t usually inspire thoughts of a bustling mini-metropolis with its own movie theater. But a new exhibit opening at the Merced County Courthouse Museum highlights a slice of Merced County...
Professor Sandra A. Brown in her office in front of a bookshelf filled with books.
California’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana and the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis have many parents worried that their own teenagers might succumb to the temptations of drugs and alcohol. At this year’s installment of...
Female student addressing a classroom of high school students
A unique collaboration between UC Merced students and inmates from the Sierra Conservation Center is helping Tuolumne County attract new businesses. The Captivated Thinking Project — funded by the Foster Family Center for...
ASUCM President Salma Memon
When it came time to apply for college, so many of us scrambled to compile those lists of community service hours to bolster our resumes. Was there enough? Could I explain in my personal statement what this service meant to me?  From the time we...
Young students conducting a science experiment
When the University of California chose Merced as the site for its 10th campus, the dream was to make a difference in the heart of California. As the campus matures and gains national exposure through rankings and the Merced 2020 Project, its impact is...
The University of California, Merced, received the largest incoming class of students in its 13-year history this semester, as total enrollment neared 8,000 for the first time. The fastest-growing university in the nation, according to the Chronicle of...
Four female middle school students in summer robotics academy are gathered around a desk. All four students are sitting in front of laptops and writing code for their robots.
The leap from high school to college is an enormous intellectual hurdle. But UC Merced engineering Professor Yanbao Ma wants to ease the transition by better preparing Central Valley students for the rigors of university-level coursework. That’s...
Since 2006, 10 UC Merced undergraduates have been awarded the prestigious Donald A. Strauss Foundation scholarship. This year, two more joined their ranks. The Strauss Foundation selected biological sciences major Pranuthi Kanneganti and public health...

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