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May 27, 2024

UC Merced VC of Student Affairs Charles Nies with students
It’s spring break 2009 and Jane Lawrence is rushing across campus, the words from the phone call still ringing in her ear. The unimaginable is happening and she must tell Charles Nies, First Lady Michelle Obama is coming to UC Merced as commencement speaker. Lawrence, the...
Four weeks after her move to UC Merced in January 2014, psychology major Valara Villanueva wasn’t sure if she fit in. She felt academically prepared, but the transition from community college to a...
The UC Merced Alumni Association and Athletics and Recreation will host the inaugural UC Merced Journey 5K Fund Run on Sept. 5 to celebrate the campus’s 10th anniversary. Current students, staff and...
David Do sits in his office in Washington, D.C. — nearly 3,000 miles from UC Merced — reflecting on the path he’s cut for himself. Do, who now serves as director of the city’s Office of Asian and...
Undergraduate student Andrew John De Los Santos wasn’t passionate about sustainability until he started sorting through trash as a recycling and composting intern at UC Merced last fall. While...
For senior Jessica Nguyen, UC Merced has fueled more than academic preparedness — it has sparked her fervent interest in civic leadership. Nguyen has been involved in the Women’s Program’s Lift While...
The 2015 UC Merced Leadership Awards were held this evening (April 30) at the Wallace-Dutra Amphitheater. Presented by the Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center, the awards recognize and celebrate...
The Cal Pac Conference has named UC Merced’s men’s soccer coach Albert Martins as 2014 Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year. Since Martins joined two years ago, the team’s wins improved from four last...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and UC Merced’s CARE Office is joining universities and colleges across the globe in an effort to increase awareness about sexual assault,...
The African Diaspora Student Association at UC Merced will present a two-part lecture series on race, culture and history in April. The series — entitled “Where Do We Go From Here?” — will begin...

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