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October 19, 2018
UC Merced leaped nearly 30 places in the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, and moved up 20 spots to No. 67 among national public universities. The university received high marks for outperforming expected graduation rates and for undergraduate teaching. “We have talented,...
October 11, 2018
UC Merced is part of a concerted effort to dramatically increase diversity in physics and astronomy over the next five years. The campus is one of nine University of California campuses and 15 California State University campuses awarded a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation...
October 6, 2018
On October 6th, the CCBM held the first CREST Scholars workshop of the Fall 2018 Semester! Our scholars got to meet the undergraduate lead, Sayantani Ghosh, who outlined the opportunities that come as a part of their fellowship.
September 18, 2018
UC Merced life and environmental sciences Professor Emily Jane McTavish and a collaborator at the University of Kansas recently received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to extend and improve the Open Tree of Life (OpenTree). OpenTree is a collaborative project...
September 12, 2018
Even if some members of a goal-driven group don’t seem to work well with others — even if the whole group is extremely frustrated — the group can still compromise and find new ways to produce a successful outcome. This sounds like a political allegory, but it’s actually a novel finding about...
September 5, 2018
Bioengineering Professor Changqing Li was recently awarded a four-year, $2.5 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help develop a focused X-ray luminescence tomography (FXLT) scanner that could accelerate cancer research. The scanner is a first-of-its kind molecular...
September 4, 2018
Just because a design works once doesn’t mean that the research and development is done. That’s why, Professor Sarah Kurtz argues in a new commentary in the prestigious journal Nature Energy , it’s important to do the quality assurance science that shows why products sometimes don’t work. “If...
August 31, 2018
Experiments of fluorescence leakage was funded by NSF-CREST: Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines at the University of California, Merced (NSF-HRD-1547848).
August 16, 2018
CCBM Retreat 2018 - Merced Golf and Country Club (8/16/2018)
August 10, 2018
Paleoecology Professor Jessica Blois recently became the campus’s 19th recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. The NSF describes as the CAREER as its “most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential...

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