A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
April 29, 2016


The campus’s research into collections of biomolecules or cells that perform specific tasks is spurring a new center that will advance the work of many faculty members and students.
From left to right, professors Ajay Gopinathan, Sayantani Ghosh, Kara McCloskey and Victor Muñoz


Central Valley native Richard Gomez is committed to conveying the power of art to his students and the community.


UC Merced was chosen to be the center of UC-wide drone use and safety standards. It is UC Merced’s first UC Center of Excellence under the Campus and Public Safety umbrella.
A newly launched internship program helps undergraduate students integrate their academic classroom experiences with their practical, professional experiences. UC Merced faculty and staff members serve as mentor-supervisors.
Several members of the campus community — including Chancellor Dorothy Leland — have been named Yosemite Centennial Ambassadors. They are among a diverse group of park supporters and advocates selected to help the National Park Service celebrate its centennial.
Professor Nicola Lercari is leading an effort to preserve the deteriorating ghost town of Bodie in 3-D using drones, airborne laser-scanning technology, digital sensors and photography.
The UC Merced Alliance for Child and Family Health and Development, in downtown Merced, is a place where people can make connections, find resources and learn more about typical and atypical development and disorders.
Professor Jennifer O. Manilay will examine how blood and bone stem cells communicate and work together, and what happens to one when the other is unhealthy.

Human Resources

Employees can prepare for the upcoming performance appraisal cycle by watching webcasts hosted by Human Resources. Also: changes to the University of California's Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) medical plans go into effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Campus and Public Safety

UCMPD names Public Safety Dispatcher and Police Officer of the Year.

Library Notes

More than 50 librarians from across the UC came to campus for the 2016 Assembly for the Librarians Association for the University of California.


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