A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
December 14, 2012


Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson talks about what brought him to UC Merced, his priorities and what makes someone a successful academic leader.
New Provost Shares Vision for Campus

Message from Leadership

Kyle Hoffman says he firmly believes UC Merced staff and faculty can create a culture of philanthropy that will be the envy of the UC system.


Kerry Clifford, an academic specialist for the School of Natural Sciences, talks about the varied duties she performs for and with faculty.


By adding high-powered graphical processing units to a CPU to make a hybrid computer, researchers can vastly accelerate scientific computations.
Look at the connections between people — even the most tenuous — and you could solve a crime, a UC Merced researcher says.
With pilot programs completed and feedback from users in, Information Technology (IT) is moving forward with plans to transition faculty, staff and students to Microsoft Office 365 for email, calendar, instant messaging and other collaboration-tool services.
While UC Merced's research is varied, there is one thing each project has in common: All fall under the auspices of UC Merced’s Office of Research.

Human Resources

Career Tracks update, upcoming training courses and more news from Human Resources

Tech Corner

Wireless network upgrade in Kolligian Library, new look for MyUCMerced Portal

Business and Financial Services

Get the latest information on remaining pay dates for 2012 wages, how to access your 2012 W-2 form, December training classes and more from Business and Financial Services.


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