A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
May 13, 2016


Staff Appreciation Week 2016 is next week, and the schedule includes a staff breakfast, ice cream social, games, campus tours and the staff picnic. This year's theme is the Olympics.
Staff Appreciation Week, UC Merced's annual salute to staff members, is May 16-20.


In her role in Development and Alumni Relations, Shannon Rogina leads planning, management and execution of numerous special events on campus — ranging from large-scale university celebrations to intimate donor gatherings.


Hill will receive the award at a ceremony this fall, 25 years after the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings that thrust her into the national spotlight and inspired a recent HBO film.
In ‘Parenting to a Degree,’ Professor Laura Hamilton shows that overbearing parents have good intentions, but the result makes things even harder for those of modest means.
UC Merced improved its rating from silver to gold in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.
More than 900 undergraduate and graduate students are poised to participate in two commencement ceremonies this weekend.
Co-produced by Jenni Samuelson and Professor Katie Steele Brokaw, the productions allow children to experience the joy and energy of live theater and opera while also visiting a college campus — many for the first time.
Professor Alexandra Main finds that to best resolve conflicts, mothers and their adolescent children should avoid reciprocating negativity and take turns validating each other’s views.

Human Resources

The Career Advancement Mentorship Program is accepting applicants through May 31. The program welcomes its third cohort July 1.

Campus and Public Safety

Emergency personnel from throughout Merced County will practice their skills during an upcoming training exercise.

Library Notes

The UC Merced Library announced the addition and expansion of several resources and collections.


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