A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
May 2, 2014


Art history Professor ShiPu Wang received a Terra Foundation Fellowship in American Art to support his research project "The Other American Moderns."

Message from Leadership

CIO Ann Kovalchick shares the challenges the campus is facing with technology and how IT is collaborating with the campus community to remedy them.


As a graduate student teaching assistant at UC Irvine, Carrie Menke unexpectedly found out that she loves working with students to help them understand and appreciate physics.


More than a dozen members of UC Merced's Class of 2014 are showcased in short feature videos.
A leading expert in artificial intelligence and computer vision will deliver a public lecture about his work and accept UC Merced’s 2014 Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award.
Pirkle Jones’ and Ruth-Marion Baruch’s dramatic black-and-white prints captured the California landscape as well as its people, ranging from farmworkers to Black Panthers.
The vanpool, which began in February, is an initiative from UC Merced’s Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) in partnership with vRide.
The Career Advancement Mentorship Program (CAMP) is now accepting applications for both mentees and mentors. Learn more about the program.

Human Resources

UC Merced is launching a number of programs aimed to help mentor and develop its workforce. Read more about those efforts and other news from Human Resources.

Library Notes

The Hathi Trust Digital Library contains more than 11 million volumes and 5.5 million books and is accessible through the UC Merced Library. Read more about it.

Tech Corner

If you weren’t able to attend Wednesday’s Information Technology town hall or watch the live stream, the meeting was recorded and is available for viewing at your leisure.

Business and Financial Services

Travel Services has launched two new online training programs related to Travel and Entertainment Policy. Learn more about them and other news in Business and Financial Services.


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