A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
March 26, 2015


Professor Michael Spivey co-authored a study that indicates a person's moral decisions can be influenced by tracking real-time movements of the eyes during deliberation.
Professor Michael Spivey uses equipment such as this head gear to measure eye movements and collect data.

Message from Leadership

Sam Traina and Peter Schuerman discuss the office's role in building partnerships across the university and with external collaborators.


Ellie Jorritsma has helped UC Merced run smoothly since before most of the campus was built, and she can't wait to see what comes next.


Delegates from the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) recently gathered at UC Merced for the group's quarterly meeting.
An event hosted by students from Engineers for a Sustainable World and the Yosemite Leadership Program gave the community garden a boost.
The School of Engineering's grad programs and the Psychological Sciences graduate group both appeared in rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
University Communications' recent Explore UC Merced video showcases the campus, students and research.
Rice University Professor Richard Tapia and former National Science Foundation senior administrator Cora Marrett will speak at commencement ceremonies in May.
Chancellor Leland outlined UC Merced's plan to grow the campus to accommodate 10,000 students by the year 2020 during a presentation to the UC Board of Regents.
New research from UC Merced health psychologist Matthew Zawadzki shows leisure activity can provide immediate stress relief and other health benefits.
A recent child and family symposium on campus offered opportunities for learning to presenters and attendees alike.

Human Resources

Human Resources announces the pending launch of a new performance evaluation tool as the campus transitions to a merit-based compensation model.

Library Notes

The UC Merced Library has launched a fund to support open-access publishing costs for UC Merced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Tech Corner

The UC is accepting nominations for its Sautter Award program, which honors technology projects that advance the UC's teaching, research, health care and public service missions. Application deadline is May 15.

Business and Financial Services

Users in need of procurement, travel or accounting training can register for upcoming classes scheduled through mid-April.


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