A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
October 24, 2014


A new $2.6 million grant will help turn a side project into a full-blown exploration of the metal's connection with the degenerative disease.

Message from Leadership

Academic Senate Chair Jian-Qiao Sun highlights the senate's process in the SAF and its goals for the academic year.


Office of Student Life's James Hatten manages Cat Life, a one-stop shop for clubs and organizations, and more.


A recent solar purchase once again places UC Merced and the UC system at the forefront of sustainability among university campuses and emphasizes UC Merced's commitment to leaving as small an environmental footprint as possible.
Open enrollment, the time each year when you can change your medical plan and sign up for other benefits, is a good time to consider any changes to your situation, plan ahead for significant medical events and take stock of your physical well being.
The campus's sociology group, now 11 faculty members strong, offers a major and minor, and is working toward offering a standalone Ph.D. by the end of this year.
Professor Jitske Tiemensma was selected as a 2014 Hellman Fellow, an award that's supporting her innovative research into the connections between better chemotherapy tolerance and emotion expression.
The Undergraduate Historical Journal showcases the work of UC Merced students in its second issue, planned for December.
A Federal and State Technology (FAST) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration will help UC Merced’s SBDC offer more education and expert consulting for specific business grant proposals.

Human Resources

Read about the schedule change of the Management Development Program, additional courses available through lynda.com and other professional development opportunities for faculty and staff members.

Library Notes

The UC Open Access Policy will be implemented at UC Merced beginning Nov. 1.

Tech Corner

October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Information Technology is observing it by offering advice and tips to help users safeguard their information.

Business and Financial Services

The new Time Reporting System is now live. Who will use the new system? Find out more in this week's Business and Financial Services news.


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