A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
May 25, 2017
UC Merced celebrated the graduation of its largest class of students during commencement exercises on May 13 and 14.
Students in blue caps and gowns smile at the camera during graduation.

News

Debra Motton
Human Resources is launching its new version of employee orientation in June. The first hands-on, interactive session will be June 2 in KL 232. The live orientation is mandatory for new hires and optional for their supervisors.
Chancellor Leland and a group of staff members do the Electric Slide during the staff picnic.
Staff Appreciation Week (SAW 2017) was one for the record books. With nearly 450 employees at the kickoff breakfast on May 16 and more than 600 at the picnic on May 19, this year’s Staff Appreciation Week events drew participation from a significant portion of staff.
CalTeach Professional Development Summer Institute provides a resource for teachers seeking professional learning experiences and curriculum for their classrooms.
Local elementary school students participated in a day of hands-on interactive science hosted by UC Merced's Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines Machines. Students explored fundamental scientific concepts, including angular momentum, air pressure and friction.
Three people take a stroll during the UC Walks event at UC Merced.
Grab a pair of sneakers and a water bottle and get ready to move during the annual UC Walks event at UC Merced.
UC Merced is partnering with CropMobster to connect farmers and small businesses with consumers and hunger relief organizations to help grow the local food economy.

Library Notes

An instruction article penned by one current and one former UC Merced librarian was one of the top 20 library instruction articles for 2016.

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