A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
December 2, 2016


'Tis the season to give, and campus community members are doing so in a variety of ways. This week's Giving Tuesday fundraiser was a huge success with donations far exceeding expectations.
Giving Tuesday decorations adorn the Lantern at UC Merced.


The WAVE uses 20 screens, 3-D technology, 4K resolution and an extensive research network to transport viewers to far-flung places around the globe — and that’s only the beginning.
A new study by UC Merced Professor Emilia Huerta-Sánchez shows that between 30,000 and 50,000 years ago, Neanderthals, Denisovans and Homosapiens interbred, and modern humans got an evolutionary advantage because of it.
Two UC Merced professors, their grad students and collaborators at other universities are looking into the fossilized remains of the small animals and plants that rounded out the ecosystems at the La Brea Tar Pits.
UC Merced is mourning the loss of two respected campus community members who died recently, athletics coach Ryan Nunez and faculty member S.A. Davis.

In the News

The Merced 2020 Project continues to be cited as an innovative new model for higher education, while the New York Times takes note of some UC Merced research.

Library Notes

Three open access initiatives provide innovative publishing opportunities for non-STEM academics. UC Merced Library also offers Supplemental Course Resources service.

Business and Financial Services

Business and Financial Services has provided clarifications to its policies regarding retention of travel and entertainment receipts.


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