A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
September 7, 2016


Among this year's new faculty hires are four professors whose research involves computational science and data analytics, while blurring the lines between disciplines.
Science & Engineering Buildings


A postal mishap and a major bout with malaria started Kirk Jensen on the path that landed him at UC Merced.


The campus appeared in the Sierra Club's 'Cool Schools' rankings for the fourth time in five years, recognizing a commitment to sustainability that has existed since its inception.
A team of students, including a UC Merced alumnus and a CSU Stanislaus physics major, have found a lot of success and a passion for research in Professor Anand Subramaniam's lab this year.
A new hydrogel system helps keep some campus lawns lush while using less water than before.
Thanks to a nearly $1 million contract with the California Energy Commission, Professor Gerardo Diaz is developing solar-powered heating technology that could reduce the demand for natural gas in businesses and homes.
The magazine's College Guide lists UC Merced as No. 8 in its “Best Bang for the Buck: Western Colleges” and No. 5 in the nation for social mobility.

In the News

A new academic year provided an opportunity to celebrate our incoming students, recognize the difference we make in their lives, and look ahead with excitement to UC Merced's innovative expansion plans.

Build UC Merced

As the campus readies for the Oct. 14 groundbreaking, a protective fence is being installed around the construction site and will display artwork.

Campus and Public Safety

In August, one of the Police Department's five-year veterans was promoted to sergeant.

Library Notes

A second stained-glass mural has been added to the library; staff highlight two available resources to assist with teaching and research efforts.


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