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April 3, 2019

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has named Professor Juan Meza, former dean of the School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced, one of its distinguished fellows for 2019. SIAM said each of the 28 recipients was recognized for his or her exemplary research and outstanding...
Headshot of a woman in glasses in front of a shiny glass wall.
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...
Woman in classroom listening to lecture
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...
Staff members do the Electric Slide during last year's Staff Appreciation Week picnic.
Get ready to break out your “Flashdance” leg warmers and wear your sunglasses at night: Staff Appreciation Week (SAW) is here, and it’s taking UC Merced back to the ‘80s. This year’s festivities celebrate UC Merced...
Professor Whitney Pirtle recently became the first researcher to win the prestigious Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship while employed at UC Merced — a grant that will help her finish writing a book and move her closer to gaining tenure....
Interdisciplinary Humanities Professor Arturo Arias was recently selected to edit a series of indigenous-studies books for the State University of New York (SUNY) Press. That makes him the first UC Merced professor to be named editor of a book...

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