Hometown Christmas parade lures thousands to downtown Merced
Despite the relatively chilly winds and temperatures in the 40s, the sunny weather was a welcome sight at the parade, particularly because Merced experienced rain just the night before.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Las Vegas Sun
Calif. black college students face persistent gaps, report says
More black students in California are earning bachelor's degrees than a decade ago, but enrollment in the state's public universities is stagnant and many are turning to costly for-profit schools, according to a report released this week.
Arts Wrap for Dec. 6
Country/folk group Cottonwood Creek performs at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Hangar BBQ, 26 Macready Drive, at the Merced Airport.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
UC Merced Connect: Researcher's path to success leads to UC Merced
But graduate student Bodo Winter often takes different paths. Now in his third year as a doctoral candidate in cognitive and information sciences, Winter has immersed himself in research, collaborated and published multiple articles, and taught workshops on statistical methods around the world.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Keep pedaling, Merced
We were glad to see federal money arriving to build new bicycle lanes in Merced.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
As feds ponder future of e-cigarettes, some colleges, including UC Merced, move against them
As of Jan. 1, the University of California at Merced will be "smoke and tobacco free," said Kristin Hlubik, UC Merced's health promotion coordinator.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
UC Merced Connect: Campus to use rooftops to generate electricity
The campus will install rooftop solar systems on up to 11 main campus buildings and the chancellor's residence, moving the campus closer to meeting its Triple Zero commitment and saving money.
Obama admin hits all-time high on prosecutions for nonviolent immigration offenses
An anti-deportation protester in the audience shouts against U.S. President Barack Obama , stopping him temporarily from delivering remarks during event on immigration reform in San Francsico, November 25, 2013.
NSF gives UC Merced program $5 million
The National Science Foundation will continue to fund a UC Merced research facility that studies how mountain water flows as the climate changes, according to researchers.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
"Power" exhibit on display at UC Merced
The "Black Power * Flower Power" exhibit showing at the UC Merced art gallery is set to be on display through March 4. The exhibit is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. UC Merced's gallery is at the north end of UC Merced's Social Sciences and Management Building in Room 106.
Column: Loyola recycling program must measure up
Matt Hirota, waste reduction/recycle coordinator at University of California, Merced, inspects bins used to compost food waste.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
UC Merced Connect: Grad student finds dream work in Sierras
As part of engineering Professor Martha Conklin's meadows-hydrology lab, he gets to spend a lot of time in the Sierra Nevada at Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon national parks, collecting data on how much water is flowing through the meadows, how it's moving and by what process.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Organizers will start planning Merced's birthday
The meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. in the Sam Pipes Conference Room in Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St. "Merced's rich history is filled with events that have challenged Mercedians to be resilient, hardworking and innovative," organizers said, in a letter the Sun-Star.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Josh Franco: Racism is alive in Merced
To move Merced forward, we must continue to directly address the challenges our community faces.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
UC center's clients get millions in financing
Clients of a UC Merced center that focuses on small business brought in $56.4million in loans and equity during the last fiscal year, according to a press release.
UC Merced Connect: Visit inspires students to aim for UCs
For Melissa Ugaldes and many San Joaquin Valley high school students like her, a University of California education might not be an obvious option.
The Fresno Bee
UC Merced network doubles its help for small businesses
Central California businesses received $56.4 million in loan and equity financing through the University of California at Merced's Small Business Development Center Regional Network during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the university announced Tuesday.
Rim fire ash runoff worries water experts
As worry about San Joaquin Valley’s groundwater supply grows, hydrologists say there’s another issue lurking: runoff contaminated with sediment from the Rim fire.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
'First Look': Historian recalls Veterans Day through the years
Armed with posters created by his Bakersfield High School students, historian Ken Hooper on Monday shared how Veterans Day has been marked through the years in Kern County.
Sun Nov 10, 2013
Public pushes for new thinking in valley fever research
Dr. Erin Gaab, a researcher with the UC Merced Health Sciences Research Institute, was unaware of valley fever until about a year ago when doctors from Central California Children's Hospital visited her and spoke of how the disease has affected their young patients.