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San Joaquin Valley

May 9, 2024

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 education partners in the tri-county region. Recipients applied for funding with projects aligned...
Several farmworkers are seen in a field.
A new landmark study by the UC Merced Community and Labor Center shows farmworkers across California are facing serious health challenges on a daily basis. The goal of the Farmworker Health...
Bear Creek in Merced rose above flood level after storms pummeled the area in January 2023.
In the wake of record-breaking rain and snow this winter, experts have cautioned that despite the deluge, California remains in a drought. The United States Drought Monitor shows much of...
A child plays with blocks in a classroom.
To ensure the youngest students are ready for the K-12 education system, UC Merced is leading a joint effort to attract and prepare more transitional kindergarten (TK) teachers to serve in classrooms...
This week, we witnessed major tragedies in communities across our county because of the storms. Planada, a small farming town east of Merced on Highway 140, is one of the hardest-hit areas, with...
UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz and alumni pose for a photo at Dodger Stadium.
UC Merced alumni gave back to their alma mater in several big ways in 2022. From endowed scholarships to events, Bobcats are ensuring that current and future students have access to the best...
Professor Xuan Zhang
Although climate change is still a very real challenge, the past decades of efforts to reduce the effects of human activities on the atmosphere have been potent enough to have thrown off the models...
California Governor Gavin Newsom talks with students in a UC Merced political science class Monday. Nov. 7, 2022
    A day before the midterm election, Gov. Gavin Newsom made a surprise visit     to a political science class at UC Merced.     Newsom was...
Professors Joshua Viers, left, and Tom Harmon share oversight of the new smart farm being constructed next to campus. The farm will be UC Merced's AES site.
UCs Merced and Santa Cruz became the newest campuses in the system to be named an agricultural experiment stations (AES), UC President Michael Drake announced at today’s Regents’...
High school students who are on track to qualify for automatic admission to UC Merced and their families were invited to a special engagement on campus. The event took place in the Dr. Vikram...

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