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March 28, 2022
For the first time, a UC Merced alumnus will serve on the UC Board of Regents. Keith Ellis, who received his bachelor’s degree from UC Merced in 2012, will serve a two-year term beginning in July and continuing through June 2024. In addition to his new role, Ellis will be recognized as an active...
March 18, 2022
Last year, UC Merced received the largest research grant in its history. The $10 million Secure Water Future (SWF) award, led by Professor Joshua Viers in cooperation with other UC campuses and other partners, is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and aims to improve agricultural...
March 17, 2022
Rhondene Wint is one of 10 exemplary graduate students to be featured in the March 17 special issue of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (Diverse) based on “standout scholarship thus far and their current trajectory toward a very promising future in academia and beyond,” according to the magazine...
March 17, 2022
A UC Merced professor is being recognized by a major organization for the work he has accomplished related to the Spanish language. Literature Professor Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez will be the latest permanent member inducted to the North American Academy of Spanish Language during a virtual...
March 16, 2022
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Mark S. Aldenderfer is being honored for his long and storied archaeology career at this year’s Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting, in Chicago at the end of the month. Many of Aldenderfer’s former colleagues and students have prepared papers to...
March 14, 2022
UC Merced's Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC) and California State University, Stanislaus, are partnering on a large project as part of California Endgame's goal to end tobacco use in the state by 2035. The two universities have been awarded a $1.4 million Smoke and Vape Free Scholars...
March 14, 2022
Alumni Relations and the Community Engagement Center (CEC) hosted Bobcats Give Back: Day of Service at Lake Yosemite as part of Student Philanthropy Month. Nearly 70 students, alumni and staff gathered at Scout Island at the lake on March 12 to beautify the park by painting picnic tables and...
March 9, 2022
The new UC Merced Bobcat STEM Scholars Program, funded by a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), will provide four years of scholarship support for up to 10 eligible incoming students per year who declare majors within the university’s School of Natural Sciences (SNS). “...
March 3, 2022
Research Week, the annual showcase of UC Merced’s important explorations into some of the world's most pressing challenges, kicks off Monday with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute’s symposium on climate. SNRI researchers are at the forefront of innovative tools, technology and thinking about...
March 2, 2022
Artists and activists from around the country, including Merced, are taking part in a unique six-day film festival dedicated to social justice issues. The artists, along with leading scholars, will meet through UC Merced for Todo Cambia: Merced Human Rights Film Festival, which runs March 5-10. The...

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