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Southern California

January 19, 2023

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 in the Central Valley and across California. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing...
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 opportunities as they pave their own journeys at UC Merced....
Incoming student Isabella Mitchell is seen wearing a UC Merced shirt.
UC Merced is highlighting incoming students for fall 2022 — a dynamic, diverse and accomplished cohort of new Bobcats. Isabella Mitchell knew she wanted to move away from Lynwood after graduation in an effort to explore California. After...
Robert St. Martin is seen in his high school graduation regalia.
UC Merced is highlighting incoming students for fall 2022 — a dynamic, diverse and accomplished cohort of new Bobcats. Robert St. Martin is proud of having been able to balance his studies, extracurricular activities and social life during...
Christian Boyd, an incoming student at UC Merced, and the Beginnings Sculpture are seen in an image.
UC Merced is highlighting incoming first-year students for fall 2022 - a dynamic, diverse and accomplished cohort of new Bobcats. Christian Boyd is ready for the next chapter of his life. The recent graduate of Brío College Prep in Los Angeles is...
Kamil Williams-Fisher, of Los Angeles, dons her high school graduation cap and gown.
UC Merced is highlighting incoming first-year students for fall 2022 — a dynamic, diverse and accomplished cohort of new Bobcats. Kamil Williams-Fisher is enjoying the summer in her hometown of Los Angeles before starting classes this fall...
UC Merced embarks in new partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the federally funded Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP.)
UC Merced is committing to provide Los Angeles high school students the tools and guidance to attend college. The university is embarking on a partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the federally funded Gaining Early...
In recently published reports, Department of Public Health Professor Maria-Elena Young, Public Health doctoral student Sharon Tafolla and colleagues at UCLA discovered that Latino and Asian immigrants in California have varied perceptions...
Competitive Edge Summer Bridge participants and mentors
While the campus remained quieter than usual this summer, a group of new graduate students began their UC Merced journey earlier than the rest of their cohort. On July 6, 19 incoming grad students began the six-week Competitive Edge Summer Bridge...
Merced County Public Health Officer Dr. Salvador Sandoval administers a COVID-19 vaccine.
As news headlines continue to focus on seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe. As of May 18, California has recorded more than 3.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in over 61...

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