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September 16, 2019

Mid-September through mid-October is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and today marks the start of Hispanic Serving Institutions Week, too. UC Merced offers free events and programming to observe Hispanic and Latinx heritage and culture while promoting opportunities. Grab free pizza and learn...
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UC Merced faculty members wear multiple hats as teachers, mentors, curriculum creators and researchers who seek innovative solutions to complex problems. During UC Merced’s recent Faculty Convocation, the university recognized faculty members for...
UC Merced staff members play an important role in supporting the campus’s mission. Many go above and beyond the call of duty to support students, faculty, academic programs and the community at large. Each year, the university honors exceptional...
On Sept. 5, educational studies Professor Anne-Marie Nuñez from Ohio State University will talk about UC Merced as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and how HSIs contribute to the STEM workforce and inclusivity within academia. Her lecture “...
Cognitive science Professor Teenie Matlock, the McClatchy Chair in Communications , has been appointed interim vice provost for the faculty at UC Merced. This is her first high-level administrative position, but hardly her first leadership role. As...
Hundreds of UC Merced staff members listen to Chancellor Dorothy Leland speak inside the Dr. Lakireddy Auditorium.
Chancellor Dorothy Leland, her leadership team members and others kicked off the 2018-19 academic year by celebrating the campus community’s good work and looking ahead to the coming year during UC Merced’s annual staff and faculty...
A large crowd of campus community members stand in line for food at UC Merced's new dining center, The Pavilion.
Before Executive Chef Mitch Vanagten and his Dining Services team members saw blueprints for The Pavilion — UC Merced’s new dining center and centerpiece of the Merced 2020 Project’s first phase — they were already working hard to...
uc merced celebrating service award winners
Staff Assembly exists to promote and support all staff members at UC Merced. To do that, our executive board must first understand what employees want and need. We issued a survey this past spring to find out how much UC Merced staff knew about our...
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Campus departments and schools: Here’s a chance to get your projects off the ground while helping students gain valuable experience. The only cost is the time you invest with your interns. UC Merced’s Student Success Internship (SSI)...
Two students hold a sign that reads: Welcome to UC Merced. Welcome to the Community. Welcome Home!
Never mind the holidays. For Ron Radney, the most wonderful time is the start of a new academic year. Since joining UC Merced three years ago as director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Radney and his wife, Terri, have been among the first people...

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