A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
May 26, 2015


Sergio Pineda (far right) manages the School of Engineering's instructional labs. Teaching students how to use complex lab equipment provides them with valuable experience.
A 3-D printer and laser cutting in the School of Engineering are used in the instructional labs and help with faculty members' research efforts.

Message from Leadership

Associate Chancellor and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor Luanna Putney discusses the role of the Office of Campus Culture and Compliance: to promote a climate in which everyone on campus feels respected and valued.


As an undergraduate, Miguel Lopez served as ASUCM president. Now, he works for the campus's Office of Governmental and Community Relations.


About 1,100 students participated in the ceremonies held last weekend, joining the nearly 4,000 scholars who have earned degrees from UC Merced.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Thomas Peterson provides an update on the campus's Strategic Academic Focusing Initiative, which will guide UC Merced's research and educational pursuits.
Researcher Makenzie Provorse parlayed her passion for computational chemistry into a position as UC Merced’s second Chancellor’s Postdoctoral fellow.
Recipients of UC Merced’s 2015 Staff Excellence Awards were announced during the campus’s annual Staff Appreciation Week picnic. The awards acknowledge and celebrate exceptional achievements of five staff members.

Human Resources

The deadline to register for the Career Advancement Mentorship Program is May 29. Also, a number of professional development workshops are planned.

Library Notes

The UC Merced Library is involved in an ongoing project to digitize approximately 2,000 illustrations of costume designs by art Professor Dunya Ramicova.

Tech Corner

Users are urged to review their files and remove or relocate anything not associated with UC-related business.

Business and Financial Services

The end of the fiscal year is near, and Accounting Services has put together information to help employees with the process.

Survey Says

New survey results suggest that being part of UC Merced's residential life community provides students with opportunities to build kinship and become accepting of others.


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