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October 25, 2013
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California, Merced, has begun an ambitious quest to discover common principles that guide evolution of structures at the linguistic and molecular levels. Professors Rick Dale in cognitive science, David Ardell in evolutionary biology...
September 30, 2013
Marilyn Fogel, a geobiologist in the School of Natural Sciences has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Alfred Treibs Award. Fogel was nominated for her numerous contributions to the fields of organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, ecological processes, meteoritics and the...
September 23, 2013
Chances are, sometime in your life, you’ll need an antibiotic.   But did you know that bacteria are evolving antibiotic resistance so quickly – and pharmaceutical companies are not inventing new antibiotics – that soon, there will not be any that are effective?   It...
August 1, 2013
Climate change alters the way in which species interact with one another- and not just today or in the future, but also in the past, according to a review article by UC Merced Professor Jessica Blois and colleagues coming out tomorrow in the journal Science.   “We found that, at all...
July 15, 2013
In a move that will save the campus money, improve campus safety and help save the environment, Professor Jason Hein set up a new solvent purification system.   This project is similar to his previous efforts to reduce hazardous waste generated by his lab by capturing and recycling...
July 1, 2013
Like many faculty members, Professor Katrina Hoyer is busy running a lab, teaching and researching. This year, she adds another item to her to-do list – learning how public policy is implemented and how she can advocate for policy that affects her research.   Hoyer has been...
June 21, 2013
By Karl Hodge, Slate. www.slate.com Full story As nature calls time on fossil fuels, researchers at the University of California are finding credible alternatives to oil and coal. It's solar power's time to shine. We’re running out of fossil fuels and the search is...
June 13, 2013
Two UC Merced undergraduates will spend the summer immersed in research after winning prestigious fellowships from the American Physiological Society. Sophomores Debby Lee and Meagan Moreno competed on a national level for the 10-week, $4,000 fellowships that will support them during their first...
June 10, 2013
From Downtown Life Magazine June 9, 2013 By:  K. Chico   Professor Jason Hein is a tall man. This gives him the ability to look you in the eye, even if he is folded into a rolling desk chair. The DLM team managed to catch the chemist on one of the rare occasions when he was...
June 6, 2013
Using some of the tiniest fossils in the world to help clarify how climate change is modeled has earned Professor Jessica Blois a big honor – publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Blois, one of the newest professors in the School of Natural Sciences, is...

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