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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   The SNRI Research Week Symposium will aim to look at the issues of forest management,...
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...
December 15, 2020
A late-season flurry of flames is sweeping Southern California, driven by high-speed winds surging down the mountains toward the coast. The Bond Fire, which ignited Thursday, has burned more than 7,000 acres and was 50% contained as of last night. Authorities warn that a combination of strong...
December 4, 2020
With no rain in the forecast for the rest of 2020 — thanks to a La Niña weather pattern pushing storms north of the state — the probability of California entering a multi-year drought is increasing.  “We did fortunately get some rain in November,” said...
December 4, 2020
As we move into winter and what is typically the wet season for the western U.S., the 2020 fire season is finally winding down. But the damage is done: nearly 14 million acres have burned across the nation, about double the 10-year average and the most acres...
November 11, 2020
Soil biogeochemistry Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe has been recognized by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as one of this year’s recipients of the Joanne Simpson Medal for Mid-Career Scientists. Two or three medals are given each year to “exceptional mid-career scientists who have made...
November 3, 2020
Wildfires in the West caused by lightning have been growing bigger and occurring more frequently. If the weather extremes already brought by climate change are any indication, other parts of the country will start paying a price, too. Wildfires have burned across much of the West in 2020, with...

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