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September 13, 2013

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Professor Roland Winston has invented a light-permeable building material that will cut down on electrical usage by letting more natural light into buildings. His invention is being put to use now in Singapore.

Spotlight

As associate director for Office of Student Life and Civic Leadership, Vernette Doty helps students, and often staff and faculty members, fulfill their desire to help others through volunteering on and off campus.

News

The UC Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education combines the strengths and resources of UC Davis School of Medicine, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program and UC Merced to train physicians interested in practicing in the San Joaquin Valley.
After completing her studies in Scotland, Hillary Brown hopes to pursue a doctorate and find a job that blends teaching and research.
An exhibit coordinated by a UC Merced professor weaves together music, literature, photography, video and oral history to tell stories of the workers who keep the region’s economy moving.
During his six months at UC Merced, Park helped nurture the young campus through its critical early development and inspired the creation of the iconic “Beginnings” sculpture that now serves as its focal point.

Human Resources

This week in HR: UCOP provides updates from the IRS and U.S. Treasury Department regarding DOMA, Open Enrollment starts in October and more news you can use from Human Resources.

Library Notes

Read how the UC Merced Library offers free and easy access to the world via resources such as the California Digital Library and the F1000Prime database.

Business and Financial Services

The online system UC Merced staff uses to process travel reimbursement requests recently debuted a number of enhancements; managers and supervisors learn about and share the latest campus updates at the scheduled MSO/AO meeting on Sept. 17 and more news from Business and Financial Services.

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You can access past issues of Panorama, but please note that they are offered for historical reference only and that the information in them may be out of date or no longer accurate.

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