A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
March 7, 2014


UC Merced has been a leader in water conservation — and sustainability — since it opened.

Message from Leadership

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson gives an update on the campus's ongoing academic initiative.


Petia Gueorguieva helps students find research and internship opportunities, and build lifelong skills needed for advancement and leadership in STEM careers.


Ph.D. student David Vinson and Professor Rick Dale discovered people use richer language in Yelp reviews when they are giving businesses extreme ratings — either one or five stars.
The Spatial Analysis and Research Center (SpARC) is a resource for faculty members and students who want to use geographic information systems (GIS) as one of their many research tools.
The annual event includes a brunch kickoff, a poster competition, live research demonstrations, a smoking symposium, a psychology symposium, a geospatial summit, lectures and a drought symposium.
A $1 increase in university spending generates an 89-cent increase in local noneducation labor income — evidence of a measurable spillover effect created by public research institutions, according to recently published research.

Human Resources

The final deadline to change your medical plan is approaching; Fidelity Investments is on campus conducting workshops on planning for retirement; and a host of professional development courses are scheduled this month to help employees enhance their job skills.

Library Notes

The Library offers research assistance to campus community members and a popular database expands its offerings.

Tech Corner

Any Windows XP machine connected to the UC Merced network after this date represents a security risk to every machine connected to the network.

Business and Financial Services

Hear important campus updates and developments at the next AO/MSO meeting and plan your next training opportunity with news from Business and Financial Services.

Survey Says

IRDS data mart provides quick and easy access to historical data of enrolled students.


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