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January 28, 2016
Biodiversity Professor Michael Dawson has been named UC Merced’s inaugural Faculty Climate Action Champion by the UC Office of the President (UCOP).   Dawson’s work and his plan, which formed a proposal for a project to engage the campus and community in sustainability, earned...
January 26, 2016
A team of scientists led by UC Merced Professor Aaron D. Hernday has made a major advancement in understanding how the most common fungal pathogen in humans can alter its cellular phenotype and behavior.   Although typically a benign component of the human microbiome, Candida albicans can...
January 13, 2016
Shakespeare might have been right when he wrote “what’s past is prologue,” but not when it comes to modeling climate change.   A new study shows that rising air temperatures could have a crippling effect on the likelihood of precipitation falling as snow.   That...
December 17, 2015
School of Natural Sciences Dean Juan Meza has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) council, representing the Section on Mathematics.   The association is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit...
December 16, 2015
The basic structure of Earth’s ecosystems lasted for 300 million years but changed about 6,000 years ago, and humans are the most likely reason.   A team of about 25 researchers from around the globe, including UC Merced Professor Jessica Blois, outline that discovery in a paper...
December 9, 2015
Many species of trees and plants have begun migrating as the climate changes, but some, like California’s giant coastal redwoods, can’t just pick up and move.   The proximity of the ocean, which has unique effects on temperature and climate, makes it challenging to predict what...
December 8, 2015
UC Merced Professor Miriam Barlow was honored with a major award last month for her role in developing a method to restore the efficacy of antibiotics and help doctors deal with resistant bacteria.   Barlow, a biologist, worked with American University mathematician Kristina Crona on the...
November 24, 2015
Professor Linda Hirst, with the School of Natural Sciences, has been elected to the executive council of GSOFT, the new Topical Group on Soft Matter in the American Physical Society (APS), the world's largest organization of physicists.   “This is a big honor and is very exciting,...
November 16, 2015
Three graduate students from the School of Natural Sciences have been named Dan David Solar Fellows through the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (UC Solar), headquartered at UC Merced.    The fellowship began in 2007 through a generous gift from Sarah R....
October 30, 2015
The University of California, Merced, was plotted at the juncture of mountains, fields and urban sprawl with the mission of serving the diverse needs of the San Joaquin Valley region.   Little has changed with that philosophy a decade later as UC Merced flips the switch on a new era in which...

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