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Merced 2020: Building the Future

 

 

 

UC Merced is in the midst of an ambitious campus expansion that will position the university for academic distinction, research excellence and continued student success. The international award-winning, $1.3 billion project will add new classrooms and laboratories and increase access to higher education for thousands of students, while doubling the available space on campus by 2020.

Implementing this vision for growth is among the most important initiatives in UC Merced’s young history, and the External Relations team is a key part of this effort.

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Fellows prepare to undergo mock interviews where they will present their research in a way the general public can understand.
January 16, 2020

Many faculty members are experts in their fields, pioneering new ways to think about complex subject matter. But how does one communicate that research in a simple way, specifically when seeking...

Bioengineering professor Eva de Alba in her lab with her students and postdoctoral scholar. Students in back row: Pedro Diaz-Parga, Arturo Gonzalez, Suzanne Sandin, Kevin Ramirez and Christopher Randolph. Front Row: Meenakshi Sharma and Eva de Alba.
January 13, 2020

Everyone has inflammation in their body at some point as it is a vital part of the immune system. It’s what happens when white blood cells flow to a wound, whether that is a bruise or a broken bone....

Public Health Ph.D. student Chia Thao's research interests center on improving minority health disparities and promoting well being.
January 8, 2020

Chia Thao was a teenager when she arrived in Fresno with her family to begin a new life. She was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, where her Laotian parents had fled after the Vietnam War. “Our...