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Research and Economic Development

March 21, 2019

Representatives from UC Merced have joined President Janet Napolitano’s newly formed Chicano/Latino Advisory Council for the University of California. Founding faculty member Professor Rudy Ortiz, chair for the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the School of Natural Sciences...
This year’s Research Week, March 4-8, promises more community connections than ever before. Research Week , sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, focuses on the research conducted at UC Merced that fosters the...
Venture Lab, UC Davis Partner for Entrepreneurship Academy UC Merced’s Venture Lab is partnering with UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to present the Central Valley Entrepreneurship Academy, Oct. 2-4 at the DoubleTree by...
Jaapna Dhillon is UC Merced’s first postdoctoral researcher to receive a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Instit
Jaapna Dhillon had no idea that studying how almonds affect health would win her a huge advantage in securing a tenure-track position. But Dhillon just became UC Merced’s first postdoctoral researcher to receive a Pathway to Independence Award...
A woman holds a broken cigarette in her hands
UC Merced has been awarded a $3.8 million grant to establish the UC Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC), positioning UC Merced and the San Joaquin Valley region as a leading center for the study of public health and policy matters related to...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Berkeley Lab Director Michael Witherell sign MOU agreement on a white table.
At a ceremony held earlier today, UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Director Michael Witherell signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a formal partnership between the two organizations. The...
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...
Two students in an engineering lab
Early-stage startups often find themselves in a difficult bind. They need legal counsel to help them form business entities, understand tax liabilities, license inventions and draft terms of service. But many startups can’t afford lawyers. That...
The UC Merced Venture Lab is hosting The Woman Entrepreneur, a conference dedicated to educating the community and exploring opportunities for women interested in entrepreneurship in the San Joaquin Valley. The conference will be held on campus Sept. 12...
UC Merced recently joined the ranks of six other UCs and 70 other universities around the country when it was selected as the newest site for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program (NSF I-Corps). Now, with application deadlines looming...

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