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April 1, 2016

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Graduate student Sabah Ul-Hasan (center) is working on a documentary series called "BIOTA," which unites art and science and applies them to social justice issues.
Graduate student Sabah Ul-Hasan (center) is working on a documentary series called "BIOTA," which unites art and science and applies them to social justice issues.

Spotlight

Chelsea Arnold guides an intercampus effort that allows students to earn their teaching certificates while earning their bachelor's degrees at UC Merced.

News

Quantitative psychology Professor William Shadish, whose scholarship had a broad impact in psychological, behavioral and health sciences, died at his home on March 27.
The Celebration of Philanthropic Leaders event on March 19 highlighted the impact of philanthropy across the campus. The event included a video showcasing the impact of philanthropy through the eyes of alumni.
Future UC employees hired after July 1, 2016, will have new retirement options to choose from after the Board of Regents recently approved a new retirement program.
UC Merced faculty and staff members and students helped make the 2016 United Way Campaign a success. Organizers said the campaign saw a 20 percent increase in employee payroll deductions compared to last year.
School of Natural Sciences Professor Carolin Frank's research is the topic of a new paper in the journal New Phytologist. Her work examines nitrogen-fixing properties of bacteria inside the needles of some high-elevation pine trees.
Carols Castillo-Chavez gave the inaugural talk for the Chancellor’s Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity lecture series, which highlights UC Merced’s commitment to interdisciplinary research and campus diversity and inclusion.

Human Resources

Join Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Brian Powell for a webcast April 13.

Library Notes

University of California linguistics faculty pledge support for the open access journal Glossa and call for cancellation of Lingua.

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