A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
January 18, 2013


Members of the campus community watched as the final beam was hoisted to the top of Science and Engineering Building 2.

Message from Leadership

Vice Chancellor for Administration Mary Miller discusses leadership changes and gives a construction update.


UC Merced Early Childhood Education teacher Jennifer Renteria talks about preparing young children for their upcoming educational years.


The 2013 United Way Campaign got off to a rousing start this week with the campus’s second annual Chili Cook-off and Bread Bake-off, which raised $3,515.
University of California, Merced, literature Professor Cristián H. Ricci has received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities award to write an in-depth analysis of Moroccan literature.
A new study by University of California, Merced, sociology Professor Laura T. Hamilton found that students' GPAs decreased with increased financial support from their parents. The study also found that students with financial aid from their parents were more likely to complete college and earn a degree.
Last fall, UC Merced retained the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to help identify the most cost-efficient and programmatically effective means of expanding the campus’s physical facilities to accommodate 10,000 students, along with associated faculty and staff, within the next eight to 10 years.
More than 17,000 students have applied to fill about 1,600 undergraduate spots and graduate student applications have increased 41 percent, reflecting immense demand for a UC Merced education.

Human Resources

Career Tracks Forum available for viewing, retirement education classes, professional development opportunities and other news from Human Resources.

Library Notes

This week, the UC Merced Library launched a pilot fund to support open-access-publishing costs.

Tech Corner

The final stage of the campus’s transition to new email, calendaring and collaboration tools is nearly finished with all account migrations expected to be completed by Jan. 22.

Business and Financial Services

Learn more about accessing 2012 W-2 forms, 2013 tax rate information and upcoming training from Business and Financial Services.


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