A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
February 27, 2015


UC Merced is hosting its eighth annual Research Week from March 2-6. The event celebrates the important research being conducted at the campus.

Message from Leadership

Vice Chancellor Daniel M. Feitelberg provides an update on UC Merced's 2020 Project and shares how the campus community can keep abreast of the project's progress.


Former journalist and Modesto native James Leonard returned to UC Merced in late November to once again serve as the campus's news director.


The Council of UC Staff Assemblies Delegation, which consists of Staff Assembly leadership from across the system, is coming to UC Merced next week.
Campus Architect Thomas Lollini, whose vision has contributed much to UC Merced’s growing legacy of sustainable design and construction, is one of only two winners of the 2015 Thomas Jefferson Awards for Public Architecture from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Jennifer Hobbs, a dietitian for about 20 years, sees and advises students on nutrition and wellness, creates helpful programs and works to expand healthy food options on campus.
Professor Kirk Jensen researched virulent South American strains of the parasite that causes the disease, which is commonly associated with pregnant women and HIV-AIDS patients.
A new service desk on the library's second floor means more IT help and access for more campus community members.

Human Resources

New employee orientation is set for March 6, and employees can see what else on the horizon by visiting Human Resources' event calendar.

Library Notes

UC Merced will have a new university librarian starting in June. Haipeng Li begins his new job June 22. 

Business and Financial Services

If your job duties include making travel arrangements, you need to go through UC Merced's Travel Policy training course. Find out how to sign up for that training and others related to Business and Financial Services.


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