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UC Merced lab visit aims to spark interest in science

Young people stared into microscopes and formaldehyde-filled jars this week in a UC Merced laboratory, where a growing science-literacy program worked to get them thinking about science careers. From Quanta to Quasars was founded and is run by UC Merced students, who aim to pass on science knowledge and spark scientific interest in Merced-area students. In less than a year, the program has moved from a few weeks of lessons at the Boys & Girls Club of Merced County to an effort in six classrooms on five campuses.

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UC Merced earns LEED certification for sustainable design

UC Merced received another Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification, this time for the Student Services Building. The award brings the campus total for LEED certifications through the U.S. Green Building Council to 13. UC Merced continues to be the only campus in the nation with LEED certification for all its facilities.

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UC Merced tops off newest construction

Faculty, staff and students turned out Tuesday to watch the final steel girder attached to the top of the $54 million Classroom and Office Building 2, the latest construction on campus and which will house the newest in educational technology.

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UC leaders raise tuition despite protests, chants

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.

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