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San Joaquin Valley

July 18, 2024

In a region that struggles with access to health care, a new program - introduced by UC Merced Extension in partnership with the Merced County Department of Public Health - aims to improve access to health services for Central California. Participants with varying levels of education can apply...
UC Merced Director of Admissions Dustin Noji and PUSD Superintendent Nate Nelson shake hands at a signing ceremony in the PUSD Board Room.
A new partnership between UC Merced and Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) will guarantee admissions for qualifying incoming students. Through the Merced Automatic Admissions Program...
AI generated illustration for UC Merced Tobacco Summit
The community is invited to an all-day summit where researchers will present cutting-edge information on the latest efforts to stem tobacco use in the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills...
Two men in safety garments and goggles conduct an experiment at UC Merced.
The WE Will! Education and Workforce Collaborative, spearheaded by UC Merced and composed of partners from Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, has awarded $10.6 million to community and...
UC Merced will host incoming students, their families and friends on Saturday, April 20, for Bobcat Day - the university's annual open house. Bobcat Day will begin at 9:15 a.m. with a...
Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz shaking hands with Las Positas College President Dyrell Foster. Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz shaking hands with Madera College President Angel Reyna.
UC Merced has partnered with two California community colleges to further extend access to students transferring to a four-year university. In April, ceremonies were held to sign agreements with...
Traffic is shown along a stretch of Bellevue Road near UC Merced.
A major route to UC Merced could soon begin to be much safer under a project to install, test and assess several bike lane and other safety interventions. The Bellevue Road safety project will be...
Jennifer Pett-Ridge addresses dozens of attendees at the Roads to Removal symposium at UC Merced.
Discussions around climate change often center around the bad news - the planet is warming, weather is getting more extreme, resources are increasingly scarce. But there also is cause for...
Orquidea Largo and Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz are seen in side-by-side images.
A significant grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will advance UC Merced's efforts to create a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of college readiness among high-school...
Editor's note: In honor of Black History Month, the UC Merced newsroom is highlighting some of the organizations, services and people who serve or represent the Black community on campus. For...

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