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April 22, 2013
  Article by Victor A. Patton, Merced Sun-Star, vpatton@mercedsunstar.com Photo by Christopher Winterfeldt, Merced Sun-Star, cwinterfeldt@mercedsunstar.com   MERCED -- UC Merced student and aspiring dentist Julianne Soria, 21, isn't waiting for dental school to jump-...
April 3, 2013
Professor Suzanne Sindi found her calling in seventh grade, while reading “Jurassic Park.” “I liked the idea that math is a tool for understanding the whole world,” she said. Her School of Natural Sciences colleague Professor Karin Leiderman wants to understand...
March 18, 2013
UC Merced biology Professor Rudy Ortiz is furthering his innovative research into diabetes with support from a major pharmaceutical company. Ortiz' work, developing new applications for medicines used to treat the effects of insulin resistance, has been funded by Amylin Pharmaceuticals LLC, a...
March 12, 2013
A collaboration between a dean and a professor and a grant from the National Science Foundation have made UC Merced part of a national nanotechnology-biology hub that will expand both knowledge and opportunities for students in Merced. School of Natural Sciences Dean Juan Meza and Professor Mike...
March 4, 2013
The theory that temperature limits how far up in the mountains trees can grow looks like it’s true, but not in the way researchers had expected. Working with Professor Lara Kueppers, UC Merced postdoctoral researcher Andrew Moyes’ examination of how warmer temperatures affect alpine-...
February 16, 2013
Graduate student Sharon Patris likes spending time at a lake in the middle of the forest on an uninhabited island in the western Pacific. The marine lake named Ongiem’l Tketau and informally known as Jellyfish Lake, is home to the golden jellyfish, a species Patris studies as part of her...
February 13, 2013
UC Merced lecturer Petia Gueorguieva asked a group of young girls why chemistry is important. "What do you think you can do with a degree in chemistry?" she asked the fourth- and fifth-graders. "Make medicines," one girl responded. The 13 girls and their mothers or...
February 6, 2013
A UC Merced professor is one of five finalists in an international challenge that could win him a $50,000 research grant and free access to a record-setting, ocean-going robot. Professor Michael Beman, with the School of Natural Sciences, entered the PacX Challenge, a competition designed to...
January 30, 2013
Dr. Carrie Menke gave her students in PHYS 137 (Introduction to Quantum Mechanics) the assignment of creating a video that explained some aspect of quantum mechanics to novices in a compelling way.  Check out this video that explains Schrodinger's Cat thought experiment and this video on...
January 30, 2013
Professor Christine Isborn asked her students in CHEM 112 (Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy) to create videos.  Check out their work here!

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