MERCED UC Merced student Ryan Paw isn't a stranger to the words "starving student." Going to a UC campus isn't cheap, the 19-year-old from Sacramento said. Sometimes students have to piggyback on their friends supplies to get food, something that Paw would sometimes do during his freshman year. "A student's account goes down really fast," he said.
MERCED The theory that temperature limits how far up in the mountains trees can grow looks like it's true, but not in the way researchers had expected. Working with Professor Lara Kueppers, UC Merced postdoctoral researcher Andrew Moyes' examination of how warmer temperatures affect alpine-area trees has been published in the international journal Oecologia.
Researchers at UC Merced are delving into issues of great importance to the San Joaquin Valley, the state, the nation and the world. Learn more at UC Merced Research Week, March 4-8, on campus and in downtown Merced.
Aki Chambers did a little of everything for the UC Merced mens basketball team this year. The 6-foot-3 senior was a factor on both ends of the floor to help the Golden Bobcats finish 7-3 in the California Pacific Conference. It was no surprise that Chambers was named the Cal Pac Conference Player of the Year.
Peek in the windows at the Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation lab sometime. You'll probably see students flying small remote-controlled vehicles at all hours of the day and night.
MERCED Some UC Merced students say they are unhappy with the university's transportation and parking services. They say parking on campus is limited, and numerous parking tickets continue to be issued. The penalties are difficult for some students to pay, especially since the university doubled its parking fines.
School of Engineering Professor Elliott Campbell has co-written a paper finding that mountaintop removal mining will dramatically accelerate the regional effects of global warming.
MERCED UC Merced lecturer Petia Gueorguieva asked a group of young girls why chemistry is important."Make medicines," one girl responded.The 13 girls and their mothers or grandmothers were participating in a chemistry session this week at Mercy Medical Center's Pavilion Building as part of Science Camp program.
Sometimes, what goes on behind the scenes is as important as what happens in full view -- especially when it comes to UC Merced's pledge to uphold and develop sustainable practices.
UC Merced on Thursday gave Pacific Gas and Electric Co. the School of Engineering's inaugural Vanguard Award as a way to thank the company for its service to engineering students, according to university officials.
MERCED Partying, hazing and drinking. Those are the stereotypes of fraternity life, a group of UC Merced students who are active in the "Greek" organizations on campus acknowledged recently. "We are not just that stereotype," said Steven Duval Ruilova, 20, of Folsom. "We want to be more than that."
MERCED Professor Roland Winston knows a jellyfish that can help people see more clearly. But it's not the kind found in the ocean. It's one that's about to earn Winston and UC Merced a U.S. patent and is the solution to a problem that has vexed many scientists.
MERCED The UC Merced student population has finally returned for the spring semester eager to finish out the year. While most students are organizing their schedules and meeting with their professors, there are some who have been struggling all week with the newly upgraded online portal.
MERCED Vadim Gassiy, who left Russia for the United States, is immersed in life as a student at UC Merced. Gassiy, a junior with a management major and political science minor, sees a future of infinite possibilities.
MERCED UC Merced Associate Professor Cristian Ricci recently received a prestigious humanities award that will help him research Moroccan literature written in French, Dutch, Spanish and English.
MERCED UC Merced undergraduate applications for the fall 2013 semester saw a 14.2 percent increase compared with last fall, according to data released Friday by the UC Office of the President.That's good news for UC Merced officials, but it also presents challenges given the shortage of physical space on campus.
The University of California's Board of Regents on Wednesday discussed the need to take advantage of the latest technology to expand online education in a changing world. "It's no secret that UC has hit a wall with regard to traditional instructional methods," UC President Mark Yudof said Wednesday during the meeting.
The path from ancient China to information science might seem like a long one, but Ruth Mostern is walking it.
MERCED UC Merced officials are reviewing consultant recommendations for the most cost-effective way to continue to expand, given the state's financial challenges. The university began working with the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Land Institute in the fall, and paid about $125,000 for the group to assist with exploration for the next phase of the campus's capital development.