A biweekly publication for faculty and staff


Professors Suzanne Sindi, Rick Dale and David Ardell will spend the next three years trying to discover common principles that guide evolution of structures at the linguistic and molecular levels.

Message from Leadership

Jane Lawrence gives an update on Student Affairs developments, including construction on the amphitheater, helping the campus community with the Food Pantry, the upcoming application period for Fall 2014, and the health and wellness services available.


Christina Lux opened her eyes to the world in the Planada library. After years of world travel, she's back in the San Joaquin Valley, where she hopes to foster that kind of environment for generations to come through the Center for the Humanities.


Nineteen UC Merced students and several professors attended a recent Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science conference and presented their work.
A new discovery earns an honored place in a prestigious publication.

Human Resources

Open Enrollment for benefits starts at 8 a.m. Monday (Oct. 28) and continues through 5 p.m. Nov. 26. The biggest change affecting employees involves the available selection of medical plans, as four medical plans are being discontinued and two new ones added. To help employees understand the coming changes, information sessions and meetings will be held with the first ones scheduled for today (Oct. 25).

Library Notes

Did you know your smartphone can help you find your way around the UC Merced Library and learn about its resources and services?    

Tech Corner

Read the latest news from UC Merced's Information Technology unit, including the launch of a new file sharing and collaboration service and related training opportunities, an upcoming Office 365 upgrade and an advisory for Mac OS X Mavericks users who also run Parallels version 7 on their device.

Business and Financial Services

In this week's business and financial news: Read the latest info about UCPath in the Looking Forward e-newsletter and see upcoming training opportunities happening over the next few weeks.


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