A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
April 13, 2017


The first person of Hmong descent to lead a UC public safety agency, the longtime Merced resident is the university's third police chief.
Chou Her is UC Merced's new chief of police.


A man sits outside of a campus building with a laptop.
Staff and faculty are invited to participate in a candid two-hour webcast from 10 a.m. to noon April 27 to hear about the staff hiring initiative, also known as workforce planning, to ask questions and to offer additional thoughts and feedback.
Ehsan Choudhry and Kristen Wanderlich, UC Merced's new faculty liaisons
Ehsan Choudhry and Kristen Wanderlich are UC Merced's new faculty liaisons. They officially started their new roles March 28 and will help faculty members navigate their range of needs.
Campus friends and supporters were recognized for their charitable spirit at UC Merced’s third annual Celebration of Philanthropic Leaders event, held March 25.
New research shows how much photosynthesis has increased in the past 200 years and how plants have helped slow climate change.
A three-year study will help researchers understand the later outcomes of teens who make non-fatal suicide attempts.
Researchers from several campuses will examine educational risks, including dyslexia, among English-language learners in California.
UC Merced Professor Katherine Brokaw rehearses outdoors in the woods with student performers.
The mountains are calling, and UC Merced campus members will go — to Yosemite National Park to celebrate Shakespeare, John Muir and Earth Day festivities during next weekend's 'Shakespeare in Yosemite' event.

In the News

The online news outlet, which runs opinion and analysis pieces written by academics, recently published three more contributions from UC Merced researchers.

Campus and Public Safety

The UC Merced Police Department's Bagging for Bucks fundraiser at Save Mart raised $2,000 to support Special Olympics. In other news, traffic flow on and near campus will be coordinated through May 11 to ease congestion.

Library Notes

The UC Merced Library recently launched a new permanent exhibit featuring Colombian mammoth bones discovered by Caltrans workers in Merced County. Also coming up: Professor Laura Hamilton will discuss her book during the Faculty Author Series.


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