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Linda Barreto is the first Latina in Fresno County to pass the Immigration Law Legal Specialist Exam
May 25, 2022
As a first-generation Latina, Linda Barreto says she understands the importance of perseverance and determination to prevail in life. It’s a mindset that has led her to become the youngest and first Latina in Fresno County to pass the California Legal Specialist Exam in Immigration Law. The Legal...
A baby drinks from a bottle.
May 23, 2022
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of parents struggling to find baby formula have resorted to dangerous feeding practices for their infants, which could negatively impact the health of their young children, according to a new study conducted by the UC Merced Lactation Attachment...
Professor Zoghbi, seated, and some of the students in her lab.
May 19, 2022
Professor Maria-Elena Zoghbi and her lab are taking a closer look at a human transporter protein that acts as a cellular protector by relocating a molecule that has important antioxidant properties in the cells, preventing oxidative damage in several tissues, including the heart. The National...
Professor Eva De Alba Bastarrechea
May 19, 2022
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have invited bioengineering Professor Eva De Alba Bastarrechea to serve as a member of the Macromolecular Structure and Function C Study Section within the Macromolecular Biophysics and Biological Chemistry Review Branch. The four-year appointment...
May 17, 2022
A wave of blue and gold covered the recreation fields at UC Merced as more than 2,400 students walked the stage during the first in-person spring commencement in three years. The three-day ceremony weekend started by welcoming back 1,000 alumni from the classes of 2020 and 2021 — who were...
Professor Meza
May 16, 2022
The Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT) announced Professor Juan C. Meza as the 2022 recipient of the Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing. The award is named for mathematician and Rice University...
May 11, 2022
In front of more than 1,400 fellow Bobcats, Cathryn Flores and Maya Morris, the student commencement speakers for the Class of 2022 will share their words of congratulations and encouragement with their fellow graduates. Flores will speak to the graduates of the School of Social Sciences,...
Professor Berhe
May 10, 2022
The U.S. Senate today confirmed UC Merced Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to be the new director of the Office of Science in the federal Department of Energy. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the lead federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for energy, and the...
Estefania Cuevas-Zepeda and Zachary Mauri
May 9, 2022
Two undergraduate students who will receive their bachelor’s degrees later this month have been selected for a unique opportunity to attend a meeting of some of the greatest minds in the world. Professor Aurora Pribram-Jones, with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, nominated...
May 5, 2022
Undergraduates will have a new, one-of-a-kind class they can sign up for this fall — Climate Justice — a hybrid course that features lectures by faculty from all 10 UC campuses. According to the UC Center for Climate Justice’s website, “climate justice recognizes the disproportionate impacts of...
May 4, 2022
Innovate to Grow (I2G), the biannual showcase of innovative engineering design projects developed in partnership with industry and nonprofit partners, continues in-person and virtually this spring 2022 semester. “We are excited to have everyone back in person to share in this amazing event,” said...
Quantitative and Systems Biology Ph.D. candidate Jessica Wilson won UC Merced's 2022 Grad Slam competition and heads to the UC final on May 6.
April 26, 2022
UC Merced’s top 10 Glad Slam finalists went head-to-head earlier this month to share their research in three minutes, in a format meant to share their scholarly work in a manner that is accessible for the general public. Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) Ph.D. candidate Jessica Wilson’s...
Professor David Strubbe and student Elsa Vazquez pose for a photo at UC Merced.
April 21, 2022
Physics undergraduate student Elsa Vazquez and her faculty mentor Professor David Strubbe have won a prestigious Cottrell Postbaccalaureate award that allows Vazquez to continue her research into 2D materials for another year after she graduates with her bachelor's in May. In her project "Raman...

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