A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
September 27, 2013

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UC Merced will be one of the more than 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide to implement a smoke- and tobacco-free environment.

Message from Leadership

Dan Feitelberg discusses the campus's significant progress on the 2020 Project.

Spotlight

Sonal Gadre helps take campus inventions from the lab to entrepreneurs interested in using them to further society.

News

Overall private gifts to UC Merced in 2012-13 surpassed $5 million, with total giving since inception at $87.5 million.
UC’s Academic Senate passed the Open Access policy, which paves the way for scholars to make their research more broadly available to the public.
A paper coauthored by Professor David Noelle appears in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research suggests that parts of the brain might use a trick that is commonly used by modern computer programmers.

Human Resources

Professional development training, Open Enrollment and other news from HR.

Library Notes

UC Merced Library Periodic Review final report available, reception planned on Oct. 1 for library exhibit.

Tech Corner

Office 365 has new features, and the campus community needs to be careful to avoid phishing emails.

Business and Financial Services

There are a variety of training sessions available from BFS.

Archive

You can access past issues of Panorama, but please note that they are offered for historical reference only and that the information in them may be out of date or no longer accurate.

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