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April 10, 2015
UC Merced graduate students Theo Crouch II and Lauren Edwards recently were awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Jessica Ross was recognized as an honorable mention by the GRFP, while Patricia Cabral received an honorable...
April 10, 2015
This week marked the occasion of the first-ever UC Merced GradSLAM! finals. During the event, 10 graduate student finalists had just three minutes to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges. The goal of the competition is to increase graduate students’ communication skills...
April 3, 2015
The first annual UC Merced GradSLAM! finals are coming up on Tuesday, April 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 in the California Room. Our 10 finalists will have just three minutes each to present their research to our panel of non-specialist judges. The first-place winner will get $2,000 and will go on to...
March 25, 2015
UC Merced graduate student David Vinson recently obtained an intensely competitive IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award, which will provide $30,000 to support his research in computational social science through the 2015-16 academic year. He will also work with an IBM mentor over the course of the year....
March 23, 2015
Two University of California, Merced graduate programs have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report for the first time since classes began in 2005. The School of Engineering's programs are ranked at 140 and Psychological Sciences at 158. Rankings for these programs are expected to...
September 16, 2014
Shy in high school, Rachel Fang didn’t want to follow the same pattern as a UC Merced student. “I decided that I was going to change,” Fang said. “I wanted to be more outspoken.” Fang found the confidence, skills and foundation she needed by completing a variety of leadership programs on campus....
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...

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