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May 9, 2016
Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2016 issue of UC Merced Magazine. Laura Showalter will represent the schools of Natural Sciences and Engineering as student speaker at this Sunday’s commencement ceremony. “Ambitious” isn’t a good enough word for Laura Showalter. “High-...
May 5, 2016
Parents who reciprocate their children’s negative emotions are less likely to find satisfying resolutions to conflict, according to new research from the University of California, Merced. In a study published online today (May 5) in the journal Emotion, a team led by UC Merced Professor Alexandra...
May 4, 2016
The UC Merced campus is getting greener and earning gold as it does — gold ratings, that is. UC Merced improved its rating through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a rigorous review process...
May 3, 2016
Anita Hill’s public testimony during the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991 raised national awareness of sexual harassment and led to many changes in workplace laws and practices to protect both women and men from harassment. At a ceremony this fall, 25...
May 2, 2016
A proposal to conduct high-performance computing across science and engineering disciplines has won UC Merced and Professor Christine Isborn a research computing cluster that will be used for a variety of projects across campus. Each year, Silicon Mechanics, a Washington-based provider of servers,...
April 29, 2016
Each spring, the Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center recognizes and celebrates students, staff and faculty members, and student organizations demonstrating outstanding leadership to the campus and the community. Thirty campus members or student organizations were recognized across 24...
April 29, 2016
As a senior engineering student, Michael Urner selected a capstone project he related to. Little did he know that his 2013 Innovation and Design Clinic (IDC) project would lead him to start his own companies through the UC Merced Venture Lab and patent his team’s work — equipment that could save...
April 28, 2016
A new study from UC Merced Professor Jennifer O. Manilay promises to shed new light on how bone diseases can affect the maintenance of healthy blood and immune cell development throughout life. Funded by a $434,000 grant over three years from the National Institutes of Health — specifically the...
April 27, 2016
Before you place any bets on the next NBA playoff games, take a look at UC Merced Professor Harish Bhat's Twitter account. He’s tweeting daily predictions based on an innovative new algorithm, and so far this postseason, he’s right about 80 percent of the time. In about 10...
April 27, 2016
Before you place any bets on the next NBA playoff games, take a look at UC Merced Professor Harish Bhat’s Twitter account. He’s tweeting daily predictions based on an innovative new algorithm, and so far this postseason, he’s right about 80 percent of the time. In about 10 minutes a day, Bhat and...

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