A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
January 18, 2017


Leadership briefed attendees on topics that ranged from the campus's long-term financial and Workforce Planning efforts to the launch of this year's Innovation Awards.
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland addresses staff members during the Annual Staff Meeting


UC Merced’s share of $22 million in state funds will help expand programs focused on entrepreneurism and innovation.
UC Merced has directly contributed more than $1.4 billion to the San Joaquin Valley economy and $2.6 billion to the state since operations began in 2000, with more growth to come.
UC Merced received a 10.1 percent increase in California applications, the highest in the UC system.
Graduate and undergraduate students in Professor Kara McCloskey's lab are engineering and studying tiny 'bio-bots' created out of living cells and 3-D printed skeletons, and the devices could have huge medical implications.
Professor Mark Aldenderfer and his research team uncovered new evidence regarding the earliest settlers of high-altitude regions. Their findings were published Jan. 6 in the journal Science.
 Anand Subramaniam
Professor Anand Subramaniam and his students have come up with a novel, portable and startlingly simple way to create cell-sized membranes out of the phospholipid molecules present in real cell membranes.

In the News

UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland penned an op-ed for the Sacramento Bee urging the Trump administration to continue supporting undocumented students.

Campus and Public Safety

Reannon Cook is the police department's new communications and records supervisor.

Library Notes

Librarians and Merritt Writing Program faculty members met earlier this month for a one-day information literacy workshop.

Tech Corner

The Office of Information Technology redesigned its website and added additional topic areas for users.

Business and Financial Services

Nominations are being accepted for the campus's Financial Management Certification Program (FMCP). The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.


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