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February 15, 2019

From left: UC Merced senior Fisher Dietz, Professor Jeff Jenkins and Director of Cyberinfrastructure and Research Computing Jeff Weekley observe Jenkins’ repeat photography research using the WAVE.
Technological advancements and a shift to interdisciplinary research have changed the way researchers can look at the past to help inform the future. Find out how UC Merced is helping to lead the way: http://uc-merced.instantmagazine.com/public-relations/the-future-of-heritage-and-cultures/...
An ongoing effort to collect, digitally preserve and share 100 years of historical records by the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) has earned the UC Merced Library a more than $300,000 grant. “We’re extremely proud to be able to further the...
A bird's-eye view of browning forest due to the effects of drought.
Scientists at UC Merced’s Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI), UC Irvine, UC Davis and the USDA Forest Service have enumerated the mechanisms that serve as master regulators of streamflow and drought intensity by studying California’s...
Four students stand in front of a poster explaining their Innovate to Grow capstone project.
Innovate to Grow (I2G), the School of Engineering’s showcase for senior capstone projects and student ingenuity in engineering and entrepreneurship, is emerging as a twice-a-year event, thanks in large part to a $50,000 donation from Wells Fargo...
Two researchers kneeling in a green, grassy field.
Jason Sexton traveled to research sites to learn more about the evolution of monkey flowers. Teamrat Ghezzehei installed soil sensors in the Sierra. Asmeret Berhe laid the foundation for a large collaborative soil-science project. And Emily Ritter is...
6 adults in business suits holding a large honorary check in the amount of $125,000
UC Merced is distinguished by its trailblazing ethos, and the university has pushed the boundaries of innovation in ways that impact both the campus and the wider community. This is due in large part to the philanthropic support it receives from sponsors...
A man in a white shirt is seen in profile looking through the eyepiece of a microscope.
Scientists have long known that cells originating from an animal’s anterior — the body’s upper half — tend to grow, divide and survive better than those from the posterior. Studies show this to be true in cancer as well, with...
A man wearing safety goggles adjusts a laser apparatus with a screwdriver.
National security and a beautifully resonant violin have found a surprising link — a classic experiment in acoustics, recently replicated at the quantum scale as part of a collaborative project on quantum-enhanced motion sensing. UC Merced...
A new study published online in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences finds that the giant sequoia, a fixture of California’s Sierra Nevada forests for the past 2.6 million years, might be in jeopardy from the effects of drought and...
Professor Florin Rusu and graduate student Weijie Zhao pose in front of patterned panes of glass.
In a major advance in astronomy, scientists announced last month that they had observed two neutron stars colliding, a never-before-seen cosmic event that made headlines the world over — and two UC Merced computer scientists were instrumental in...

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