A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
September 26, 2014


The new faculty hires reflect areas of rapid enrollment growth as well as the greatest potential for interdisciplinary collaboration and research.
Professor Whitney Laster Pirtle

Message from Leadership

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Charles Nies talks about the leadership changes in Student Affairs, along with 2014-15 enrollment data highlights.


Like many of UC Merced's founders, Anne Zanzucchi found the prospect of building a new campus compelling.


UC Merced is the first campus first within the UC system to provide telemedicine psychiatry for students.
Staff members and student interns at the Margo F. Souza Leadership Center work to enhance, focus and expand programs for students.
Since the end of the 2014 spring semester, several key campus leadership positions have been filled and a number of initiatives already underway will see much progress over the coming year.
Professor Carolin Frank will collect $1.6 million over the next four years to continue researching the nitrogen-fixing bacteria that live in pine needles and to work with the Sierra Foothill Charter School, which she helped found.

Human Resources

In this week's Human Resources news, read about the Internal Audit Mentorship program, do a flexible spending account review or sign up for professional development training.

Library Notes

The UC Merced Library recently installed a piece of technology in one of its conference rooms that makes collaborating and sharing information via electronic devices easier during meetings.  

Tech Corner

October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Information Technology has some advice to help you safeguard your information.

Business and Financial Services

Travel Services announces a change in a one of its travel and entertainment forms. Read about it and other Business and Financial Services news.


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