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June 14, 2019

The practice of sharing our possessions is something that most of us learned in childhood. Now, UC Merced Professor Anita Bhappu is expanding that idea to the workplace through a research study focused on collaborative consumption. Launched in April, the Sharing Tribes Field Study uses two new...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland addresses staff members during last year's convocation.
UC Merced faculty and staff members are invited to start the 2017-18 academic year at Faculty Convocation and Staff Convocation. Staff Convocation will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the Dr. Lakireddy Auditorium in Classroom and Office...
School of Natural Sciences Dean Betsy Dumont
Elizabeth (Betsy) Dumont joins UC Merced today as the newest dean of the School of Natural Sciences. She’s the third dean in the school’s history and the second woman to serve in this capacity, after Founding Dean Maria Pallavicini....
Ehsan Choudhry and Kristen Wanderlich pose seated at a conference table.
When UC Merced faculty members participated in last year’s Visioning and Change Alignment Summits, many provided feedback that cited a critical need for staff support with a variety of administrative tasks needed to help them successfully...
Kopi's Hometown Connections, a popular series of features on KMPH Fox 26 in Fresno, recently visited Merced to highlight the city's many successes, including the rapid growth of its university. Kopi spoke with UC Merced's Richard Cummings...
UC Merced Professor Marcos Garcia-Ojeda and lecturer Kamal Dulai have received Macmillan Travel Awards to learn how to bring more effective teaching into the STEM classroom. The $500 awards cover lodging and travel to one of the Summer Institutes on...
Nearly 70 percent of Americans use some form of social media, according to a Pew Research Center survey. There is little doubt it affects our daily lives — but how? UC Merced Ph.D. graduate Holly Rus recently defended her dissertation on social media and...
University Librarian Haipeng Li stands next to book shelves in the UC Merced Library
UC Merced’s Haipeng Li received the American Library Association’s 2017 Equality Award during the organization’s annual conference held in Chicago in late June. The annual honor recognizes an individual or group for outstanding...
UC Merced’s newest employees experienced a different introduction to the campus when Human Resources launched its new experiential and participatory orientation program in June. As previously reported, New Employee Orientation (NEO) was...
UC Merced’s Athletics Department has hired women's volleyball coach and alumnus Surabordin “Ai” Prachumsri as the men's volleyball head coach. He will remain coach of the women’s team, as well. After stepping in midseason as interim head coach of the men...

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