A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
August 30, 2013


During summer, UC Merced was busy adding new dining options, services and space in hopes of accommodating all of the new faces joining the campus this fall.


As a student academic advisor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Alisha Kimble has helped hundreds of students with their scholastic dreams.


To fill a demand for more housing, the newest residence hall — Half Dome — was recently completed and will increases on-campus housing capacity by 30 percent. Half Dome is now home to 530 undergraduate students, like political science major Jason Chulack from Thousand Oaks.
Campus leaders said reorganization efforts will help improve efficiency and provide UC Merced with the structure it needs to address the campus’s rapidly changing size and complexity.
Columbian mammoth bones dating back to the last Ice Age were transferred recently to a storage facility at UC Merced's building at Castle Commerce Center. The bones, including a skull, tusks and molars, were discovered by Caltrans in Madera County last fall during construction on Highway 99.
The band performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct.4 at the Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre. Tickets range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased online.

Human Resources

Human Resources rounds up upcoming professional development training opportunities this fall along with helpful resources for new and returning employees.

Library Notes

The UC Merced Library is proud to present two new exhibits showcasing the research of UC Merced scientists.

Tech Corner

Website builder tool available to faculty, operating system updates for Mac Mail users in this week's Tech Notes.

Business and Financial Services

A new Connexxus portal launched Aug. 9 with changes that highlight an improved look and feel.


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