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September 26, 2015
I'm delighted to introduce our new web site. We have made a major overhaul to our site based largely on feedback we have been hearing from you.   Read Dean Meza's first post here.
December 18, 2014
Ph.D. candidate Emily Wilson discovered her passion for research in the natural sciences as an undergraduate student, fueled by a collaboration with the engineering dean and her powerful creative spirit. Collaborating with a dean – especially an interdisciplinary collaboration – is...
December 15, 2014
For the University of California, Merced, students in this year’s nanoBIO internships and research program, working with something extremely small could have huge implications. “I had no idea nanotechnology could have so many applications in biology,” said John Harvey...
December 1, 2014
The odds were stacked against Ruben Rodriguez. When the 27-year-old UC Merced student was still in high school, he was confronted with a sobering statistic that Hispanics receive only 5 percent of all doctorates awarded. “That’s always stayed with me,” said Rodriguez, who...
October 7, 2014
The School of Natural Sciences has hired nine faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year, bringing the total number of tenure-track faculty to more than 70. Four of the nine new hires are women, which is one example of how UC Merced is ahead of the curve in academia. According to a 2011 report...
January 6, 2014
You probably know that carbon monoxide can be lethal. But one UC Merced professor is working to harness its health benefits to treat people with sickle cell disease. Henry Forman, a professor of biochemistry and chemistry at UC Merced, has developed a way to provide therapeutic levels of the gas...
November 13, 2013
As the world continues to amass more digital data everyday, thousands of skilled mathematicians will be needed to slice it into meaningful pieces that can help power the information economy. With the help of an $880,000 grant, three of UC Merced's applied math faculty members will help...
November 4, 2013
Seeking to combat a debilitating and sometimes fatal disease commonly found in the San Joaquin Valley, three regional institutions are uniting to improve the area's health. The University of California, Merced, Health Sciences Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco...
November 4, 2013
Graduate student Portia Mira has always liked helping people and learning ever since she found refuge in school from her dysfunctional home life. She focuses on taking care of others, including her younger, disabled sister, and her work here at UC Merced is no different. By researching...
October 31, 2013
A dozen UC Merced undergraduates will gain an edge in their journey toward a career in biomedical and behavioral research, courtesy of five years' funding from the National Institutes of Health. The campus recently received a Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) grant from the National...

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