A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
January 30, 2015


Political scientist Courtenay Conrad’s research focuses on human rights violations, in particular the institutional use of torture.

Message from Leadership

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Dean Mark Aldenderfer discusses the campus's coming connection with Kathmandu University in Nepal.


Vice Chancellor Michael Reese provided an update earlier this month about the campus's new compensation strategy.
Even when we don’t notice it, service is a huge part of everyday life, from the people who make our morning cups of coffee to the doctors who save our lives, said Professor Paul Maglio.
University Communications has created the "Discover UC Merced" short film series, featuring campus community members talking about the effects UC Merced is having in their lives and the legacies they are leaving for the campus.
Each year, UC Merced showcases research from around the campus through a variety of events including a poster competition, lectures and the popular 90-Second Video Challenge.
Senior Lecturer Virginia Adán-Lifante offered extra credit to students who volunteered to translate a portion of the Valley Crisis Center website into Spanish.
UC Merced's commitment to community collaboration was formally recognized by the Carnegie Foundation, which granted UC Merced its prestigious Classification for Community Engagement.
UC Merced sociologist Laura Hamilton has gained national attention since the 2013 release of the book she coauthored, “Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.”
Researchers at UC Merced have completed a comprehensive map of the genetic makeup of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Since 2010, UC Merced’s campus advocate has offered free and confidential services to students, faculty and staff who are survivors of or have questions about sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Human Resources

Today is the last chance to submit an application for the campus's financial certification program. Read about that and other news from Human Resources.

Library Notes

The UC Merced Library provides access to Artstor, a repository of high-quality images and a suite of tools to support their use to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning.

Tech Corner

Campus community members can help take a bite out of crime with a new app from UC Merced's Police and Public Safety Department.

Business and Financial Services

See a list of upcoming trainings and meetings offered by Business and Financial Services, including Personnel and Payroll System (PPS) training.

Survey Says

Survey shows top things on new students' minds during their transition to UC Merced.


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