A new collaboration allowing UC Merced to join a national nanotechnology-biology hub is made thanks to a five-year grant. This new collaboration will provide new opportunities and resources for students and faculty at UC Merced. Additionally, it also demonstrates UCM’s growing prestige across the US.
The 2020 Project at UC Merced is the current phase of a larger sustainability plan called the Triple Zero Commitment established by the Long-Range Development Plan (LRDP). The goal of this detailed LRDP is to achieve zero net energy, eliminate landfill waste, and climate neutrality by the year 2020.
On November 16, the American Legion Hall in downtown Merced hosted the Project Fishbowl Art and Fashion Show. Project fishbowl showcased a wide array of art and dance groups in addition to the fashion show.
With the small but constantly growing population of UC Merced, it is expected that the crime rate will increase gradually as well. However, the 2011 Crime Report shows that UCM’s crime rate has not seen any significant increases–and compared to other UCs, UCM is faring very well in most areas.
The official definition for “Lip Dub” is “a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. It is made by filming individuals or groups of individuals lip synching while listening to a song then dubbing it to fit the original audio of the song.”
Are the parking needs of UC Merced’s handicapped students being neglected by campus services? Some handicapped students at UC Merced feel that there are insufficient handicapped parking spaces and problematic parking-related services.
University of California Student Regent Jonathan Stein (UC Berkley) and Regent-Designate Cynthia Flores (UC Los Angeles/UC Irvine) visited UC Merced as part of a tour of the UC campuses to discuss the University of California budget crisis, and what measures can be taken to ensure that UC schools will remain not only financially stable, but continue to provide access to world-class higher education.
Students wonder what their academic futures hold for them, and for those who think about graduate school, they have a lot to consider. On October 15, UC Merced hosted a graduate school fair which featured over 50 schools with programs in law, the health sciences, and many other fields.
The UC Merced Cross Country team had the opportunity to race at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational and fought against tough competition, including the current favorite for the Cal Pac championship, William Jessup University.
A team comprised of researchers from the University of California, Merced has received a 1.37 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support biodiversity research. The team’s mission is to analyze environmental changes in marine lakes in Palau and determine how such changes will affect the lakes’ ecosystems.
There have been recent rumors that The Other Child wants to get back up on its feet, with new staff members. The Other Child is a comical newspaper club at UC Merced, that was funded by ASUCM, and that focused on satire or satirizing news that circulated around the campus.
Last Friday, the UC Merced’s women’s intercollegiate soccer team made history in their first home varsity soccer game. Led by Claudia Diaz (#15), Sidiqa Hooker (#4), and Cecilia “CC” Vasquez (#9), the team took on Las Positas College.
Worrying and debating endlessly over a decision may become a thing of the past with SCOPED (Situation Choices Objectives People Evaluation Decision). From choosing where to live to choosing what career to pursue, SCOPED has all those critical and life changing decisions covered.
Lab coats, goggles, math and lab reports sum up the life of a typical pre-health student. Whether the goal is to be a doctor, an optometrist or a dentist, there is more to life for these students than their grade point average.
The Information Technology (IT) department has announced a new web collaboration project for UC Merced. A transition to an online service called Microsoft Office 365, is in the near future. Interim Chief Information Officer Faust Gorham explained what the Microsoft 365 transition will offer students, faculty, and staff members.
UC Merced attracts people from diverse backgrounds, but no matter where you came from, we don’t have to travel very far to be reminded of the drugs, gangs, and crime that are so common in impoverished communities. Limited resources have left youth in these communities with little, if any organized activities – especially during the long days of summer.
Welcome new and continuing students! Throughout the summer, many students that choose to live off-campus have been carefully making plans to find an apartment and housemates. Friends or previous housemates often house together and others can connect online with each other to find compatible housemates.
John De Lancie was the final guest speaker for the Conversations With Entrepreneurs series on campus. De Lancie gave helpful entrepreneurship advice to a full crowd of students and spoke about his own personal experiences. It was a comical presentation that immediately had the crowd laughing.
Summer is rapidly approaching for UC Merced students. After a long year of classes, homework assignments, midterms, finals, and everything else in between, students deserve to treat themselves. By treating yourself, I don’t just mean a day at the pool or a beach party with friends, but full-on vacations and non-stop events. After all you do throughout each school year, you deserve it!