A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
March 30, 2017


“Shakespeare in Yosemite” brings to life the imaginative worlds of two of the best nature writers in the English language — Shakespeare and John Muir.
Two female performers sing as a lute player and UC Merced Professor Katherine Steele Brokaw look on.


Staff members at The Promenade held a bake sale to support this year's United Way campaign.
Campus community members stepped up in a big way to support UC Merced's annual fund-raising campaign, which benefits the United Way of Merced County. Participation in this year's event exceeded expectations, according to organizers.
2016 Excellence Award winner Mort Peyvandi, center, stands between Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Staff Assembly President Pam Taylor.
UC Merced Staff Assembly is accepting nominations for its annual Staff Excellence Awards. Up to six individuals will be recognized for their outstanding achievements and meritorious service to the university. Nominations will be accepted until April 13.
UC Merced has earned LEED platinum certification for Classroom and Office Building 2, which opened for classes in fall 2016.
Campus groups host the annual Pride Week program from April 3-9, celebrating LGBTQ+ identity and culture.
Astronaut Tammy Jernigan
Astronaut Tammy Jernigan will speak to students, faculty and staff in a special presentation during the April 19 open house for the Merced nAnomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing Center (MACES).
Some of UC Merced’s most celebrated sports stars of the recent past are now helping to lead the newest generation of student-athletes at their alma mater.
“Collecting dust” isn’t usually considered a good thing. But dust from as near as the Central Valley and as far away as the Gobi Desert in Asia provides more nutrients — especially critical phosphorus — than previously thought to sustain the vegetation in the Sierra Nevada, a team of scientists has found.

Human Resources

Secova, Inc. will work with UC Human Resources to reverify eligibility of some dependents for health and welfare benefits.

Library Notes

The program, titled "Be Aware: Elevate Your News Evaluation," aims to inform and generate conversation about news sources and news evaluation.

Tech Corner

Out with the old and in with the new: MyBill to replace ePay in July.


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