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Shouldn't there be a time limit on Mickey's copyright?

In 1998, the U.S. Congress passed the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 (CTEA). CTEA expanded on the Copyright Act of 1976 by retroactively …

copyright

UC Merced professor lands $1 million grant

A UC Merced professor has earned the school’s first-ever W.M. Keck Foundation Award, officials announced Wednesday.<p>Professor Victor Muñoz’s approach …

Biology

UC Merced students hoping to contribute to Hyperloop project

Taking cutting edge technology by storm. That's what a group of UC Merced students are hoping to do. The team is traveling to Texas this week to help …

Hyperloop

Roger Bales: Sierra is white with snow, but more drought solutions needed

Yes, it’s nice to see snow, and those Californians dreaming of a white Christmas saw that dream come true in the Sierra. But dreaming isn’t going to …

State’s Ecosystems Face a Flood of Changes

With El Niño making an impressive new year’s debut, talk of drought has turned to worries about floods. How will the state’s drought-starved …

UC Merced applications outpace other campuses

The number of first-year and transfer students applying to UC Merced grew by 13.5 percent over last year, the biggest increase of any University of …

Roger Bales: Climate talks in Paris are important for the Valley

As more than 190 nations meet in Paris this week to build an alliance aimed at keeping the global average temperature from rising more than 3.6 …

Climate Change

UC regents approve major expansion at UC Merced

UC regents on Thursday approved a long-planned expansion to outfit UC Merced with new classrooms, dorms and labs over the next five years and an enrollment boost of nearly 4,000 students.<p>The full board of regents approved the proposal during its meeting in San Francisco.<p>The $1.14-billion proposal …

California
Cities

UC Merced is finding innovative ways to cut back on water use

UC Merced is the first American research university of the 21st century. So it's no surprise that staff members are using science and technology to …

UC Merced is reaching out to Latina women to prevent breast cancer

UC Merced could soon be on the forefront of preventing breast cancer with a new project focusing on women who've become more at risk for the disease. …

Research seeks to improve Latinas’ health

When it comes to reducing the risk of breast cancer in bicultural Latinas, knowing how to effectively communicate with them about these risks can …

Sean Randolph: UC Merced needs public-private partnership to grow

Higher education in California is at a crossroads. Public funding has fallen sharply and won’t return to past levels, while demand for educated …

UC president talks affordability with high school students

Local students should not be afraid to attend the University of California at Merced or another UC campus because of expenses, according to UC …

College & University

UC Merced: A vision realized

Some people view the fields spreading away from the UC Merced campus and see only emptiness. Some look at the sun, and think, “It’s too darned hot.” …

California

UC-Merced Leverages Technology To Improve Access to Mental Health Care

MERCED — Talking to a psychiatrist over a television screen instead of face-to-face may seem unorthodox for some, but UC-Merced health administrators …

UC Merced map a tool for watching Butte fire

A map of the Butte fire created by UC Merced researchers as a way to help spread information to those affected by the blaze has been viewed more than …

Forests

Native shrubs: a simple fix for drought-stricken crops in Sub-Saharan Africa

Variability is the only guarantee when it comes to the rainfall of the Sahel, the transitional zone between the parched Sahara Desert and the wetter …

Agriculture

Battling for education, against poverty in rural San Joaquin Valley

UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland at the Merced university. Photo: Bea Ahbeck Casson/The Hechinger ReportIf you visit the University of …

Education
Longevity

Dorothy Leland: Bringing UC to Merced was the right, best choice

If you visit the University of California’s newest campus, opened just a decade ago in Merced, you will see cows grazing in nearby fields – protected …

Education

UC Merced marks first decade

In UC Merced’s first 10 years, the once-fledgling campus has gone from a few buildings near a cow pasture to about 1 million square feet of …

College & University

UC Merced celebrates 10th anniversary as students head back to class

U.C. Merced is beginning its second decade of operation with a new high in student enrollment, approximately 6,700 students compared with 6,268 last …

Education

UC Merced kicks off new school year with decade-old tradition

UC Merced is welcoming its new students with a 10-year-old tradition. About 1,700 first-year students crossed the Scholars Lane Bridge on Monday and …

Education

10 Ways to Support New Faculty

<i>Image: Physical Culture Class, from the Poole Collection (1909), via National Library of Ireland on The Commons</i><p>As we near summer’s end, many colleges …

Higher Education

UC Merced Chancellor Wants Private Sector To Build, Operate Campus Expansion

When UC Merced first opened its doors in 2005, campus enrollment was just 875 students. Now a decade later, over 6,000 students attend the newest …

Private Sector

Turning a page: downsizing the campus book collections

When, in 2005, the University of Chicago entered into a US$81 million renovation of a major library building, one of the primary goals was to ensure …

Libraries

Campus Continues to Set Precedents in Sustainability

UC Merced is the only university in the country to have all of its buildings certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy …

Construction

More than 10,000 acres in Sierra Nevada protected in deal that aims to boost water supply, reduce fires

The Northern Sierra Partnership, based in Palo Alto and founded by Silicon Valley leaders Jim and Becky Morgan, joined with the Nature Conservancy …

Forests