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February 26, 2024
A significant grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will advance UC Merced's efforts to create a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of college readiness among high-school students in the San Joaquin Valley, particularly those from underrepresented and socioeconomically diverse...
February 14, 2024
Editor's note: In honor of Black History Month, the UC Merced newsroom is highlighting some of the organizations, services and people who serve or represent the Black community on campus. For many aspiring college students, it can be hard to picture themselves attending a four-year university,...
January 25, 2024
Hundreds of students representing all nine University of California undergraduate campuses will descend upon Merced this weekend for the annual Student of Color Conference. The conference is sponsored by the University of California Student Association (UCSA) - the official voice of students from...
January 24, 2024
A new state law will make a difference in accessing education for the dependents of disabled veterans in California, thanks to the initiative of UC Merced Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate student Karla Seijas. Seijas proposed the idea for a bill that would expand the CalVet College Fee Waiver...
January 22, 2024
Cesar Alvarado-Gil joins UC Merced as chief campus counsel, bringing his broad background in the law, deep affinity for education and firm ties to Merced. "Higher education is critical for everyone - and particularly for those like me, who come from lower-income, socially disadvantaged...
December 13, 2023
  Hundreds of UC Merced graduates, their friends and familes will pack the Merced Theatre in downtown Merced this weekend as fall commencement ceremonies are celebrated. There are 427 Bobcats set to participate. The pomp and circumstance begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, with the Graduate Division...
December 13, 2023
The race to replace Bakersfield Congressman and Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy just got a whole lot more messy. The frontrunner, State Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-32), may face legal hurdles after filing for two different races. The first race is his re-election campaign to the State...
December 7, 2023
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is set to leave office at the end of the month. That leaves a big group of prospective candidates vying for his seat in Congress. Leading Republican names being thrown around include: Current U.S. Congressman, John Duarte Declared Candidate, David Giglio...
December 1, 2023
  Ahead of UC Merced's 2023 Fall Commencement, the ceremony keynote speakers have been selected. Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education, will speak at the undergraduate ceremonies and Keith Alley, former executive vice chancellor and provost at UC Merced, will speak at the...
November 29, 2023
As a result of climate change, the Golden State's farms are expected to face a surge in agricultural pests, which poses a threat to California's specialty crops industry. Populations of three major insect pests – codling moth, peach twig borer and oriental fruit moth — are projected to increase...

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