A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
March 15, 2017


UC Merced made a number of appearances in this year's U.S. News & World Report 'Best Grad School' rankings, showing strength in engineering and psychology.
Students high-five each other as they participate in the Scholar's Lane Bridge crossing event at UC Merced.


Image of the barn, located east of UC Merced.
Recent storms battered the vintage structure, which will eventually be dismantled. But an effort led by World Heritage Professor Nicola Lercari will ensure that it lives on virtually.
More than 1,000 students are expected to participate in UC Merced’s commencement ceremonies May 13 and 14, which will feature Héctor Tobar and Lesley Slaton Brown as keynote speakers.
A lone campus community member leans against UC Merced's Beginnings sculpture.
The policy requires all campus employees to report acts of violence witnessed in the workplace and encourages employees to report threats of violence or other harmful behavior.
UC Solar has a new, nearly $1 million grant from the California Energy Commission to develop a hybrid solar-thermal system.
Image of a website that features UC Merced's new responsive website theme.
More websites featuring the campus’s new, responsive template have gone live in the past few weeks. Web Communications, which is overseeing the transition to the new theme, is encouraging departments to sign up to have their sites migrated as the team prepares for the Drupal 8 platform upgrade.
Three professors have gotten together to create enhanced undergraduate curriculum with a focus on agricultural technology and entrepreneurship.
New hires will receive important information along with being able to identify and communicate the unique qualities they can contribute to the campus's active, engaged community.

Human Resources

Key deadlines are approaching for employees who are enrolled in Flexible Spending Accounts and still have funds available.

Campus and Public Safety

The UC Merced Police Department recently honored two of its members for outstanding work in the field of campus and public safety.

Library Notes

The new equipment allows the library to accommodate materials with a larger physical footprint, and optimizes its current digitizing workflows.

Tech Corner

The University of California is accepting proposals for the annual Sautter Award Program, which recognizes technology projects that demonstrate the program's values and advance UC's teaching, research, health care and public service mission.


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