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Food takes spotlight at UC Merced Earth Day

Food and farmers markets were the focus of UC Merced’s annual celebration of the planet on Thursday. The university makes an effort every year to generate interest in Earth Day, a day set aside to be mindful about the environment.

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UC Merced lab to lead UC system’s drone research

UC Merced has been selected to help determine how drones should be used and regulated across the University of California system. Brandon Stark, a doctoral student in the School of Engineering, will serve as director of the newly formed Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety.

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Bobcat Day shows off UC Merced

Prospective students touring UC Merced on Saturday said they were impressed with the more than 10-year-old campus and positive it has much to offer. It’s unclear how many people showed up for the 11th annual Bobcat Day, when the campus opens up to visitors, but campus officials said about 3,000 registered before the weekend.

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UC Merced opens up for all visitors

Bobcat Day at UC Merced is Saturday, when university officials invite prospective students, their families and anyone else interested in the campus to stop by for a visit. Registration for Bobcat Day will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, and events will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students are encouraged to register online in advance.

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UC adds resident students, diversity; Merced campus expects little change

The University of California offered admissions to markedly more state residents and minority students, leaders announced Monday. The 15 percent increase of offers to California’s high school seniors is a significant change for many of the system’s campuses but will likely not change much at UC Merced. Numbers for individual campuses were not available Monday, but UC Merced typically draws more students of color and fewer students from out of state than its counterparts.

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April focuses on sexual assault awareness in Merced

The Valley Crisis Center is planning events in April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Advocates for survivors of sexual and domestic violence are asking community members to support the awareness effort by donating $5 before April 27, which is internationally recognized as Denim Day.

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New UC Merced fraternity celebrates Pi Day

In the third month, on the 14th day, students at UC Merced celebrated the mighty number pi, which begins 3.14, with members of a newly chartered fraternity whose name includes the mathematical symbol, putting themselves at risk of receiving whipped cream pies in their faces.

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Four honored in Sacramento for foiling UC Merced attack

Four men whose actions helped foil a UC Merced student’s stabbing attack in November were honored Monday at the state Capitol by Assembly member Adam Gray, with lawmakers standing to applaud their courage and willingness to put themselves at risk in order to save others. Certificates were awarded to student Tyler Patton, construction worker Byron Price, campus worker Brady Amaral and UC Merced police officer Olaf Lopez, the UC Merced police officer who confronted the student attacker, Faisal Mohammad, and opened fire when the young man lunged at him. (The California Channel)
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