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The Missing Marine Invertebrates
The Dawson lab travels from California to Palau to study why sea stars and jellyfish are disappearing.

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May 17, 2018

Local community members are invited to serve as citizen scientists at UC Merced’s next CALeDNA BioBlitz, scheduled for Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland...

More than 1,200 degrees were conferred last weekend, pushing the campus's alumni total over 9,000.
May 15, 2018

UC Merced’s exuberant spring graduates got the chance to demonstrate their gratitude during the 13th Spring Commencement ceremonies this weekend as many of them paused to thank the faculty members...

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May 11, 2018
The third annual Central Valley Regional SIAM Student Chapter Conference was held at UC Merced and brought mathematically-minded students from around the Central Valley to campus.
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