A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
September 25, 2015


The entire campus community is invited to participate in a systemwide competition to reduce the UC’s carbon footprint and create a culture of sustainability across the system.
Staff members pose with campus mascot Rufus Bobcat and sustainable water bottles.

Message from Leadership

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Charles Nies recalls UC Merced's early years and discusses how the campus has changed — and where it's headed.


Angela Krueger knows details matter, and it's her attention to detail that helps UC Merced meet WASC requirements to expand its academic offerings.


Albert Vasquez, who was sworn in at the staff convocation on Aug. 17, shares his vision for campus safety and discusses how his 33 years of experience and training can benefit the campus and community.
Over the summer, Marilyn Fogel worked with researchers to examine soil samples from a dig site in Ethiopia and unusual rock formations above the Arctic Circle in Norway.
Professor Ignacio López-Calvo, new director of the Center for the Humanities, will provide guidance for a two-year series of interdisciplinary, water-related research projects.
Transportation and Parking Services announces the arrival of Zipcar, which provides access to vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is a part of TAPS’s continuing efforts to provide sustainable transportation alternatives.
Enrollment for the 2015-16 academic year hits a record high of 6,685 — a 6.7 percent increase over last year — as the UC Board of Regents considers the campus’s expansion plans.

Human Resources

New employee orientation will be held Oct. 2 in KL 360, and HR is offering several professional development workshops.

Tech Corner

Information Technology explains the Next Generation Network project, which will better prepare the campus for future updates.


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