A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
November 8, 2013


A five-year grant from the National Science Foundation allows several students each year to research and work with faculty members and area businesses on big data projects.


Students First Center Assistant Director Carlton Stroud shares some insights into the opportunities and challenges that come with helping manage the campus's one-stop shop for students.


“Valley Fever Research Day” will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.
The campus recently received a Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences that will give students experience in conducting research, presenting, writing and networking.
Nearly 400 Madera South and Madera high school students learned about the application process and received personalized transcripts that highlight where they stand and the specific courses they need for admission to California’s public four-year colleges.
Black Power * Flower Power, an acclaimed photography exhibit that captures the hippie culture in San Francisco and the African-American liberation movement in Oakland, will be shown at the UC Merced Art Gallery.

Human Resources

The deadline looms for reclaiming back taxes as a result of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act; the UC's Open Enrollment period is in full swing; HR launches its new website and more.

Library Notes

Open access is a hot topic in the University of California Academic Senate, and the UC libraries are part of the conversation.

Tech Corner

In case you missed it: UC Merced’s Box service is now available to all active UC Merced faculty, staff and students. Box, a cloud-hosted file storage platform, enables people to collaborate and share files to facilitate teaching, learning, research and collaboration. 

Business and Financial Services

Space is still available to participate in elective courses that are part of the Financial Management Certification Program. Four elective courses are scheduled for Nov. 12.


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