A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
August 24, 2016


With the developer chosen and final design and financing approved in July by the UC Board of Regents, the campus readies for groundbreaking in October.
A rendering of the 2020 Project shows several new buildings with the existing campus in the background.


Kent Carpenter joined the campus's Office of Information Technology this year.


UC Merced started the fall semester with convocation events for faculty and staff members, featuring highlights from the past year, updates on major initiatives and contributions by campus community members.
UC Merced’s STEM Resource Center sponsored a four-day workshop focused on inspiring girls from seventh to 12th grade to learn computer coding.
Five staff members received 2016 Staff Excellence Awards for their contribution to the campus. The recipients were announced Aug. 19 during Staff Convocation.
Professor Jessica Blois has been recognized for her early work and for being one of the leading researchers of the next generation of biogeographers.
The donation of new graphical processing hardware came with an invitation to be one of the NVIDIA Corporation's graphical processing research centers.
An anonymous donation of nearly 40 acres in the Bellevue Ranch area helped the campus raise more than $20.8 million during the 2015-16 fiscal year.
The three-year grant will give undergraduate humanities students valuable research opportunities and support for their transitions into graduate studies and scholarly careers.
Student Affairs staff member Mari Harris teamed up with UC Merced students to develop a summer program to bring younger students to campus to help inspire them to go to college.

In the News

In a new Panorama feature, University Communications compiles the latest, greatest and most shareable in UC Merced media coverage and social media buzz.

Campus and Public Safety

In the event of an emergency on or off campus, every second counts. Do you know where to find resources? Are you ready to respond?

Library Notes

The UC Merced Library has developed a new program to support faculty members and help them achieve research and teaching success.


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