A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
February 21, 2014


UC Merced is helping develop and implement a new program designed to inculcate innovation and entrepreneurship in undergraduate engineering students.

Message from Leadership

2013 was a remarkable year for the School of Engineering. We have made great progress in research, education and outreach while adding some outstanding new faculty members. 


Abraham “Abe” Cereno loves a challenge, especially when it involves creative problem solving.


Katherine Amrine, a postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis, is applying the computational skills she honed at UC Merced to help determine why certain grapevines are resistant to fungal pathogens, information that could prove important in crossbreeding vines for the region’s wine industry.
Research by Professor Mariaelena Gonzalez suggests the societal change manifested by smoke-free laws can contribute to an atmosphere in which dentists pay more attention to patients’ smoking habits.
With more than 1,400 students eligible to graduate, the campus marks another milestone with its largest graduating class in history, surpassing the 898-member graduating class a year ago.
Two UC Merced graduate students will continue their research into world heritage with the support of prestigious Marie Curie Fellowships.

Human Resources

Read what's happening in Human Resources news this week including upcoming listening sessions regarding compensation strategy for non-represented employees and professional development courses happening in March.

Library Notes

This week in Library Notes: a new exhibit featuring one of campus's most essential workgroups, a writing center pilot program for students launches, Open Access publishing and more from the UC Merced Library.

Business and Financial Services

Training opportunities are available for staff, and BFS staff members will be available to talk procurement, taxes and payroll.


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