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April 11, 2018
UC Merced graduate student Danielle Bermudez will spend the next 10 months in El Salvador, conducting research and serving as a cultural ambassador for the campus as a Fulbright U.S. Student Researcher. She is the campus’s first student winner of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. There are other...
April 9, 2018
When prospective student-athletes visit UC Merced, soccer standout Abbie-Leigh Meneses is among the first people they meet. Not long ago, Meneses was a recruit herself, touring the University of California’s 10th and newest campus. She fell in love with UC Merced and its central location within...
April 5, 2018
Desperate lovers, a fairy king and queen, a woman with a donkey’s head and a scamp with Cupid’s arrow in flower form are taking over Yosemite National Park on Earth Day weekend. Highlighting UC Merced’s special partnership with Yosemite, Shakespeare in Yosemite enters its second year with “A...
April 5, 2018
Ten graduate students advanced to the final round of UC Merced’s annual GradSLAM! competition and will vie for a chance to represent the campus and compete with graduate students from across the University of California system. The campus community and the general public are welcome to attend...
April 4, 2018
Precision medicine offers hope after a life-changing cancer diagnosis. But some cancers that initially respond to targeted chemotherapy become treatment-resistant — and the tumor itself is the culprit. Now, new research from UC Merced and UC Irvine is helping explain how therapy-resistant cancers...
March 27, 2018
Lecturer Iris D. Ruiz, Ph.D., won Honorable Mention in the 2018 Outstanding Book Awards given by the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s (CCCC). Ruiz’s award is in the Monograph category for her book “Reclaiming Composition for Chicano/as and Other Ethnic Minorities: A Critical...
March 22, 2018
Latinos suffer from some of the highest obesity rates in the nation. Health officials have tried to intervene with messaging that encourages healthy eating and healthy behavior, but these campaigns have met with little success. Now a new study from UC Merced public health Professor Susana Ramirez...
March 20, 2018
For the first time, UC Merced’s doctoral programs in the sciences have been ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The School of Engineering celebrated its third appearance in the rankings, and this year marks UC...

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