A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
October 19, 2016


The campus broke ground on the Merced 2020 Project, a four-year venture that will nearly double campus size and boost the economy by $1.9 billion in the San Joaquin Valley and $2.4 billion statewide.
UC President Janet Napolitano (center left), UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland (center) and UC Board of Regents Chairwoman Monica Lozano (center right) and UC Merced students ceremonially break ground to kick off the Merced 2020 Project.


The administrative officer joined UC Merced after 'the position of a lifetime' presented itself.


Open Enrollment — the period when employees can make changes to their benefits for the upcoming calendar year — starts next week. Among this year's significant changes: new options for disability insurance. UC Merced's Benefits Fair takes place Oct. 28.
Anna Beaudin, a developmental biologist with the School of Natural Sciences, works with the Health Sciences Research Institute and studies the stem cells that give rise to the human immune system.
Professor Elliott Campbell and his colleagues are looking at the effects of climate change on the coastal redwoods, and whether knowing the iconic trees could be at risk will change people's sustainability related behaviors.
Distinguished Professor Roland Winston is considered the father of nonimaging optics for having developed and described the concept 50 years ago this year.

In the News

The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune both took notice recently of UC Merced, which draws nearly 30 percent of its students from the Los Angeles area.

Human Resources

Human Resources and the Professional Learning Academy invite faculty and staff members to register for classes and build their professional development skills.

Library Notes

"Open in Action" is the theme of this year's International Open Access Week, which promotes the the value of making research open. Find out what the UC Merced Library has in store.

Survey Says

The campus' survey coordination procedures are streamlining efforts and gaining positive feedback.


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