A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
August 28, 2015


Twelve new professors joined the faculty this term and will play a key role in the university’s plan to support up to 10,000 enrolled students by 2020.
A faculty member leads a class at UC Merced.

Message from Leadership

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson discusses the thematic areas that will serve as the strategic focus of UC Merced’s research and educational pursuits in the years ahead.


Min Jiang, who has managed construction projects on campus since 2002, says she's looking forward to the next decade of challenges, successes and continual growth.


Winners of the inaugural Chancellor's Innovation Awards were announced over the summer.
A $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund support services for second-year students from low-income families who are most at risk of dropping out.
Haipeng Li, the new university librarian, sat down with Panorama to discuss his new community and share his vision for the UC Merced Library.
A $1.4 million ‘Bridges to the Doctorate’ grant from the National Institutes of Health will support 36 students over five years as they earn their master’s degrees at Fresno State and prepare for doctoral studies at UC Merced.
Audiences heard a state-of-the-campus address, welcomed new faculty and staff members and acknowledged their peers' achievements during new convocations for faculty and staff.

Human Resources

If you're taking stock of your retirement options, consider meeting with a Fidelity Investments representative. Meetings and classes are scheduled to take place in September.


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