A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
March 21, 2014


Professor Anne S. Warlaumont and her co-authors studied 13,836 hours of audio recordings to better understand how parents respond to children’s sounds.

Message from Leadership

Dean Mark Aldenderfer shares the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Art's plans for its portion of the upcoming Classroom and Office Building 2.


Although Phyllis Enea was born and raised in San Francisco, she has lived in the Atwater-Merced area since 1991 and calls it home.


UC Merced recently launched two new programs for faculty members to support and encourage their professional development.
Researchers estimate that each year, more than 150,000 people are infected by Coccidioides, the fungus that causes valley fever.
UC Merced Professor Kara McCloskey was recently awarded a highly competitive $500,000 grant to continue tackling significant, unresolved issues in human stem cell biology, as part of an effort to enhance stem-cell research in California.
UC’s 10 campuses educate 26,000 doctoral students annually — more than any other university system in the country — and bestow 8 percent of the nation’s Ph.Ds.

Human Resources

The University of California has updated its sexual harassment and sexual violence policy. As a result, UC Merced is revising its Protocol for Claims of Sexual Harassment. Learn how you can offer your feedback.

Library Notes

The UC Merced Library now has access to the WhoPlus database, which provides biographical information in Japanese. The Library is also part of a pilot program to acquire Japanese e-books. More resources have been added to Web of Knowledge.

Business and Financial Services

Business and Financial Services is offering Connexxus training as well as opportunities to get questions answered.


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