A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
November 20, 2015


Campus can move forward with plans to double its physical capacity in the fastest, most economical way possible and quickly grow to an enrollment of 10,000 students.


Nancy Burke was drawn to the campus by the opportunity to help build a public health program that values diversity in its students and faculty and community engagement in its research.


Two overlapping research projects involving UC Merced professors could have big implications for the region’s economy and effects on renewable energy, water and wildfires.
On Dec. 1, UC Merced will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Development and Alumni Relations is spearheading the second annual campaign to raise money for scholarships.
The campus is appearing on a growing number of national and statewide “best schools” lists for its diversity, sustainability and other factors, highlighting UC Merced’s growing reputation.
Campus community members can keep up with activities happening at UC Merced with the new Events Calendar. The revamped calendar allows users to subscribe to receive notifications, tag events and share them on social media.
Professor Rose Scott found that children can recognize simple acts of deception by adults at a much younger age than previously believed, a finding that could have implications for parents of kids with autism.
Known as SpARC, the innovative and interdisciplinary center is mapping the next chapter in its development with a new faculty co-director and efforts to increase the use of GIS tools in research projects at UC Merced.

Human Resources

Brian Powell will host an upcoming brown-bag lunch on Dec. 17 at Castle, and Fidelity Investments is coming to campus Dec. 4.

Library Notes

The University of California Press announced in October the publication of five inaugural titles in its new Luminos open access publishing program.

Business and Financial Services

Faculty and staff members planning to travel are reminded to take measures to ensure their safety. Risk Services discusses options to help do so.


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