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April 24, 2019

The recipients of this year’s Distinguished Faculty and Lecturer Awards come from various disciplines but all have one thing in common: They have a record of excellence that can’t be ignored. The awards, presented by UC Merced’s Academic Senate, recognize faculty members for...
Celebrating Service is UC Merced’s annual event to celebrate the loyalty of employees who have reached service milestones. Historically, the campus honored staff who reached milestones at both the campus and system-level. This manual process has...
All employees at the University of California, Merced, are now eligible for professional development through Lynda-dot-com
It’s been a little over a year since UC Merced ended its contract with Lynda.com. But thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Administrative Coordination Team (ACT), Human Resources, Office of Information Technology (OIT), and Procurement and...
When pondering faith and redemption, the concept of “making good” on the past can be a crucial step in moving forward. Professor Edward Orozco Flores’s new book, “Jesus Saved an Ex-Con: Political Activism and Redemption After...
Professor Mariaelena Gonzalez has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee (TEROC). Gonzalez, with the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts and an affiliate of the Heath...
The University of California Office of the President announced its biennial Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) grants, funding 16 collaborative projects encompassing issues from management of the citrus industry and homelessness...
Provost Gregg Camfield
The University of California, Merced, today announced the appointment of longtime faculty member and administrator Gregg Camfield as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Camfield has served in the role on an interim basis since the retirement of...
UC Merced researchers have evidence that California’s forests are especially vulnerable to multi-year droughts because their health depends on water stored several feet below ground. “Each year our forests, grasslands and shrublands depend...
A new effort is underway to lay the groundwork for the next major development at UC Merced — a fourth school, this one with the Gallo family name on it. The planning initiative is a faculty-led effort to create a new, transdisciplinary school...
Professors ShiPu Wang and Ignacio Lopez-Calvo have been named to endowed chairs at UC Merced.
Professor ShiPu Wang has been named the Coats Family Chair in the Arts. Wang plans to use funding from the endowment to not only supplement his research, but also to provide a broader experience and education in the arts. Wang’s connection to...

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