The University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to adopt a plan that would allow UC system leaders to raise tuition by up to 5 percent annually over the next five years if schools like UC Merced do not receive more funding from the state.
Teaching students to transform years of research and study into a profitable commercial venture that could bring jobs to the region was the focus of an event Thursday at UC Merced called “Global Entrepreneurship Day.”
Organizers expect nearly 1,000 people from throughout California to be in town this weekend to attend UC Merced’s first hosting of the Student of Color Conference, where students discuss their challenges.
UC Merced Professor Masashi Kitazawa wants to figure out if any environmental factors increase the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease – specifically, whether elevated levels of copper in drinking water play a role.
How patients perceive and talk about their illnesses can have an impact on how they recover and heal, according to a growing area of health research being furthered by UC Merced health psychology professor Jitske Tiemensma.
Professors and lab technicians are moving into a new building this week that will open next week to classes at UC Merced. The $88 million Science and Engineering 2 building could earn a platinum LEED green-building certification, the highest rating certified on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ratings system.
UC Merced’s newest building will be fit with the latest in energy- and water-saving technologies when it opens to students in the fall, according to school staff. The $88million Science and Engineering 2 building is expected to get a platinum LEED green-building certification.
In an effort to spur people to take action to prevent ecological disaster, researchers with the new UC Merced Center for Climate Communications are studying the best ways to spread the message about climate change
The National Science Foundation is honoring Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe with a Faculty Early Career Development Award to support her examination of how soil helps regulate the climate. The awards are given to junior faculty members “who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations,” the NSF said. Berhe gets $479,000 for five years, for a project looking at how fire and erosion affect the soil ecosystem’s ability to store carbon dioxide and keep it from going into the atmosphere.