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December 13, 2018

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 on water stored underground to survive the...
Though illustrations have been used to convey ideas and information since before language existed, after Benjamin Franklin published the world’s first editorial cartoon in 1754, comics emerged a distinct avenue for visual storytelling. Now,...
Woman in olive shirt rests on railing in front of concrete wall.
Biology Professor Anna Beaudin was named a member of the 2018 class of Pew Biomedical Scholars today, one of 22 early-career researchers nationwide to receive this year’s prestigious award. “I am thrilled and humbled to be joining such an...
UC Merced employees Rachel Seymour and Amy Moffat pose together outdoors at UC Merced.
Curriculum specialist Rachel Seymour was two years into her time at UC Merced when she applied for the university’s Career Advancement Mentorship Program (CAMP), in which staff members seeking mentoring and professional development are paired...
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) just announced that they’ve selected Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to serve as an inaugural member of the Academies’ newest initiative — New Voices in Sciences,...
Jessica "JaeJae" Julian ('10) poses with two awards from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
In 2013, UC Merced’s Alumni Relations staff proposed an idea: Invite alumni back to campus to talk to current students about their post-graduation careers and experiences. That idea became UC Merced’s Alumni Career Chat Employment Success...
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This fall, UC Merced launches a new undergraduate education program that fully supports students in achieving the Hallmarks of the Baccalaureate Degree at UC Merced. The program nurtures a spirit of inquiry among students, building their knowledge of...
Several hundred UC Merced staff members, seated at tables outdoors, enjoy lunch during Staff Appreciation Week.
UC Merced staff members got the time to enjoy the company of their colleagues while being saluted for the tireless work they do to support students, faculty members and the university’s mission during UC Merced’s annual Staff Appreciation...
Craig Harmelin and Suki Spencer are among the first staff members on campus to receive Fulbright awards
Two staff members in UC Merced’s Office of International Affairs have earned prestigious Fulbright awards that will help the campus expand and develop study-abroad opportunities for students. Craig Harmelin, assistant director of Study Abroad,...
Coty Ventura steams a graduation gown while her daughter Bobbi assists.
Early on Mother’s Day morning, Coty Ventura and her daughters Bobbi and Jessica headed to UC Merced to do their part to help make the day special for hundreds of UC Merced graduates and their families. With steamers in hand, Coty and Bobbi...

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