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February 22, 2021
The question: What happens when UC Merced holds Research Week in the middle of a pandemic? The hypothesis: An annual, weeklong presentation of ground-breaking work reaches a big, new virtual audience. With the Research Week’s usual in-person seminars, tours and showcases untenable because of COVID-...
February 18, 2021
The millions of people affected by 2020’s record-breaking and deadly fire season can attest to the fact that wildfire hazards are increasing across western North America. Both climate change and forest management have been blamed, but the relative influence of these drivers is still heavily debated...
February 2, 2021
During the deep of California's winter, telltale plumes of smoke are rising from the hills. Midwinter Western fires are unusual because the cooler, wet season dampens the potential for flames. Yet California's fire regime is changing, creating the opportunity for unexpected...
February 2, 2021
  Sierra Nevada Research Institute UC Merced Research Week 2021 Wildfire, Air Quality and Forest Management   Monday, March 1, 2021  12:00pm to 2:00pm https://ucmerced.zoom.us/s/85680868692   The SNRI Research Week Symposium will aim to look...
February 1, 2021
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel Teenie Matlock has been honored with the Athena Award for Academic Leadership by the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California. Matlock was selected from a nationally competitive pool of candidates exemplifying high...
February 1, 2021
Eleven buildings in the Merced 2020 Project, UC Merced’s ambitious public-private partnership that nearly doubled the campus footprint, have been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Platinum is...
January 22, 2021
Professor Sora Kim has been named one of this year’s Emerging Scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Only 15 researchers, out of hundreds of nominees, have been selected. Each scholar is selected based on their research, educational background,...
January 14, 2021
Two new projects designed and led by UC Merced researchers will address challenges facing many Californians — wildfire recovery and agricultural labor — but will also have global reach. Both are funded through the University of California’s prestigious Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives...