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September 10, 2014
Extreme changes in seasonality in the Sierra Nevada can have lasting impacts on meadow health and could mean less water and carbon storage in high elevation wetlands, according to research conducted at UC Merced. The results of work by then-graduate student and current staff member Chelsea Arnold...
September 10, 2014
UC Merced researchers will develop a virtual center to support parents and caregivers, as well as health and other professionals in detecting and treating Merced County children with developmental disorders, work made possible by a grant from First 5 Merced County. Psychology Professor Jeff Gilger...
September 8, 2014
As the climate warms, sources of the water so critical to life everywhere on Earth are drying up. By the end of this century, communities dependent on freshwater from mountain-fed rivers could see significantly less water, according to a new climate model recently released by University of...
September 4, 2014
UC Merced is recruiting three students to be part of the UC Global Food Initiative, which aims to address how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025. The campus has three $2,500 food fellowships open to undergraduate and graduate students, and...
August 28, 2014
The University of California, Merced, marks a major milestone today with the start of the 2014-15 academic year – its 10th since opening its doors in 2005 as the first new UC campus in 40 years. “We begin the year with our strongest class of incoming freshmen and the largest and most diverse...
August 27, 2014
The long-awaited Science and Engineering Building 2 officially opens today, providing more space for instruction, research and offices. The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Thirty months in the making, the building is designed to foster interdisciplinary work for researchers across UC ...
August 25, 2014
The discovery of a new, rare species of monkey flower by Professor Jason Sexton provides clues as to how new species are born. Sexton, who researches the monkey flowers that grow wild throughout California, and are especially prolific in the Sierra Nevada, conducted this work with researchers...
August 19, 2014
California is deficit-spending its water and has been for a century, according to state data analyzed recently by researchers from the University of California. UC Merced Professor Joshua Viers and postdoctoral researcher Ted Grantham, with UC Davis at the time, explored the state’s database of...
June 17, 2013
Working to map every square inch, UC Merced master’s student Andrew Zumkehr found there are 111 million acres of abandoned farmland in the United States. That’s a lot of space for growing biofuels that could replace between 5 percent and 30 percent of the United States' primary...
May 20, 2013
Graduate student Stephanie Huette knew she would face challenges at UC Merced. The University of California’s 10th and newest campus was in its earliest stages when she arrived in 2008. No one sugar-coated the reality that there was more work ahead to develop the first new American research...

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