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March 13, 2015

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School of Engineering Professor Wei-Chun Chin is part of a group of researchers who are studying the impacts of spilled oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health.

Message from Leadership

Erik Rolland, interim dean of the School of Engineering, discusses his recent trip to Nepal and how UC Merced research could have a global impact.

Spotlight

In his role as executive director of the Health Sciences Research Institute, Hirst helps the institute's affiliated faculty members obtain funding for their research.

News

New business incubator scheduled to open this summer forges deeper connection between UC Merced and the downtown area.
The Half Dome student housing building became the fifth UC Merced building to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum certification — the highest rating for new buildings.
About 500 participants attended the National Conference on Campus Sexual Assault and Violence, hosted by UC Berkeley with support from the UC Office of the President.
Advocates spent UC Day at the state capitol, meeting with members of the Legislature to share personal stories of how a UC education had bettered their lives.
Using grant funds from UC’s Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI), UC Merced professors are developing and implementing a hybrid that combines a live lab and online lecture.

Human Resources

Applications are being accepted for several noteworthy training programs from Human Resources. See what certification programs are available in this week's Human Resources news.

Tech Corner

IT recently installed 35 Panasonic laser projectors, replacing the 8-year-old Sharp models. These new models, which support digital inputs and widescreen resolutions, not only prepare for the transition from analog to digital, but also provide a significant reduction in energy use.

Business and Financial Services

Administration of the Travel and Entertainment Card Program transferred from UCLA to UC Merced Travel Services earlier this year.

Survey Says

Results from a survey given to new freshman and transfer students show a correlation between use of resources provided and learning outcomes.

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