The Science and Engineering 1 Building recently achieved gold certification under LEED Operations and Maintenance criteria. Certification is nothing new to the campus - every building at UC Merced is LEED certified or on track to be certified - but who has begun to handle the certification process is groundbreaking.
Five UC Merced graduate students who are DACA recipients had Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s ear as they shared what it’s like living in an America where their education and livelihoods could be stripped away by the federal government.
California aims to lead the nation — and the globe — in climate change research, policy and action — in large part through climate-focused research conducted at University of California campuses and labs.
After 14 years, UC Merced moved up 29 positions on the the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges list released on Monday to No. 136 overall among “National Universities,” as well as leaping 20 spots to No. 67 for “Top Public Schools.”
It’s a startling statistic: Nearly 30 percent of UC Merced students who start their college careers in the School of Natural Sciences switch to majors outside the science, technology, engineering and math fields by their second year.
Summer programs can help students develop new skills, get hands-on experience, meet other students with similar interests and get a taste of college life. They also look great on college applications, demonstrating that students are committed to learning.
The lawyer of three men charged with assaulting Merced police officers questioned the department’s training on Monday and blamed the officers for “instigating” the violence last year at a downtown hookah lounge.
Professor Whitney Pirtle is the first researcher to win the prestigious Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship while employed at UC Merced — a grant that will help her finish writing a book and move her closer to gaining tenure.
UC Merced has a $3.8 million grant to create a center to study nicotine and marijuana policy. It’s the first to receive funding from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, an initiative created with tobacco taxes.
Fred Ruiz’ support of UC Merced goes back decades and includes substantial contributions through philanthropy, advocacy and service. For his commitment to UC Merced and to education in the San Joaquin Valley, Ruiz has been named this year’s winner of the James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education.
Shakespeare wrote “the play’s the thing.” Of course, he was referring to using a play to catch a murderer, but in Shakespeare’s day, people believed the theater had the power to elicit deep emotion — even move the guilty to give themselves away.
UC Merced has selected Plenary Properties Merced to develop the 2020 Project, an ambitious plan to nearly double the physical capacity of the campus within the next four years. Subject to approval from the UC Board of Regents, here’s a glimpse of