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July 8, 2024

A graphic depicts a hand reaching toward water droplets.
Almost 3 billion people worldwide are projected to suffer from severe water scarcity by 2025. Thousands have already been affected in California alone, where more than 1,200 wells ran dry in 2022. It's never been more important to find ways to make the best use of this precious...
Xuecai Ge, center, and her students
In Professor Xuecai Ge ’s lab, where UC Merced researchers study how cells talk to each other to develop and differentiate, a recent surprise discovery is lending insight as to how erroneous...
Artist Mine Okubo painting exhibition in Riverside
An exhibit curated by a UC Merced professor reintroduces the seven-decade career of an American artist of Japanese descent who defied systemic racism and created a body of artwork true to her unique...
Professor Ajay Gopinathan and CCBM Executive Director Carrie Kouadio
The National Science Foundation awarded a team, led by principal investigators Professor Ajay Gopinathan and Carrie Kouadio, funding to establish a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (...
UC Merced's Professor Valerie Leppert at Bobcat Day
Fernando Malagon and his mom stood at the head of a line for guided tours of the university he plans to attend this fall. The informational stroll around UC Merced would be more for her than for him...
An electric vehicle charger on the UC Merced campus is shown.
The world of energy is changing so quickly that the processes used for planning can’t keep up. UC Merced electrical engineering Professor Sarah Kurtz took part in a study that showed how...
Yehuda Sharim film "Flora" still image three daughters
"Flora," the latest film by Yehuda Sharim, will have its world premiere later this spring at a festival in Philadelphia, according to the UC Merced global arts professor. Sharim...
Bobcat Art Show piece, "Alignment and Dissolution", digital art on metal.
The 12th edition of the Bobcat Art Show, which debuts this week in a new space, is further proof that creativity can come from anywhere in the UC Merced community. “In addition to the...
A rendering of the new Field Education Center shows how it will provide shelter.
Even though the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve (MVPGR) is adjacent to campus, it's an area that can be daunting to access. Last year, more than 2,000 people visited the campus to...
Provost Betsy Dumont. Quote: What can we do to set up UC Merced for where it wants to be in 20 years?
In a thick rainforest in Papua New Guinea, they're tracking bats. Researchers glue radio transmitters to the creatures’ little, furry bodies, then wait. And wait. When a bat flits...

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