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8 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

UC Merced provost, engineering professor named to new climate council

UC Merced Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Tom Peterson and founding faculty member professor Roger Bales have been named members of UC President Janet Napolitano's new Global Climate Leadership Council.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Global Warming, Energy, Environment, Science

14 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

Bacteria Swim with Bodies and Flagella

When it comes to swimming, the bodies of some bacteria are more than just dead weight, according to new research from Brown University.

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Related Topix: Brown University, Merced, CA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Three Merced County men join the CHP

Justin Beutel of Merced, a 2008 graduate of Buhach Colony High School in Atwater, has been assigned to serve in the CHP's Indio area office.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Merced County, CA, Atwater, CA, Livingston, CA

RecordNET

Experts: Fracking has potential in Valley

Fracking, the practice of fracturing underground rock formations to tap previously unrecoverable troves of oil and natural gas, holds huge potential for the San Joaquin Valley, a panel of experts said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, San Joaquin County, CA, University of the Pacific, Merced, CA

Merced Sun-Star

Local Valley fever research to be published in scientific journal

Researchers at UC Merced and UCSF-Fresno recently completed a literature review on Valley Fever, scheduled to be published later this month in the scientific journal "Microbes and Infection."

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Drone research soars into uncharted territory

Other UC campuses have drone research programs, but UC Merced might be the only one with two certificates of authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing students to fly autonomous, unmanned systems at higher altitudes and, possibly, in locations they haven't flown before.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced council to focus on retail center development next year

Expediting the development of a regional retail center along Highway 99 and continuing to partner with UC Merced on expansion plans will be top priorities of the Merced City Council over the next 12 to 18 months.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Atwater, CA, Agriculture, Science

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

UC Merced professor studies how disease spreads, resistance to drugs

Professor Clarissa J. Nobile, who studies microbial communities, has discovered mechanisms that allow a potentially fatal biofilm to spread and resist drugs.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Columbia University, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Reporter

Kaiser hospital interns gain experience before entering the real world

Tatianna Madison, 17 of Vacaville gets instruction on how to use and X-ray machine from Nadia Johnston, a senior x-ray technician at Kaiser Medical Center in Vacaville.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Madison, CA, Merced, CA, Cal State Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: AM Alert: Community college board reappoints CCSF trustee

Good news for Android users! Capitol Alert's Insider Edition app is now available for your phone or tablet.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Merced, CA

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

A wreath adorned with a ribbon of blue and gold, University of California, Santa Barbara's colors, sits below an oak at UC Merced on Wednesday as part of the ceremony to support the victims of last week's shooting at Isla Vista campus.

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Related Topix: California, UC Santa Barbara

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced council to review priorities

A study session on policy priorities will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday by the Merced City Council.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fresno Pacific takes interim tag off track, cross country coach Winter

Fresno Pacific named Ray Winter as the permanent coach of the university's track and field and cross country programs Tuesday, removing the interim label from his job title.

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Related Topix: Caruthers, CA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Food to become a major focus at all UC campuses, UC president says

UC Merced's campus, shown on Bobcat Day in April, will participate in the UC Global Food Initiative, addressing worldwide food security issues and examining meals served at local schools.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Sacramento, CA, UC Davis

Merced Sun-Star

UC Merced Connect: UC Merced aiming for additional sustainability classifications

UC Merced is one of the greenest campuses in the nation, with 100 percent of its new construction having earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Energy

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

UC Merced to purchase land in downtown

The land is 0.85 of an acre vacant lot at 18th and N streets, across from the Merced Civic Center.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Atwater, CA

Merced Sun-Star

Don't blame Merced PD

Regarding: "Police chief's in-law arrested" : The actions of Jesse Saucedo have nothing to do with the Merced Police Department or chief Norm Andrade, yet the media has to use them to make a headline.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Efficient UC Merced building could be boon for engineering

Work on Classroom and Office Building 2 can be seen through a window on the third floor of Kolligian Library on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at UC Merced.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Energy

Merced Sun-Star

UC Merced Connect: Big-data project nets professor prestigious award

Professor Florin Rusu's passion for analyzing voluminous amounts of data has won him a prestigious early-career award from the U.S. Department of Energy, making him the fifth of the nine eligible faculty members in the computer science and engineering group to earn the honor, and the first one to get this award from the DOE.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Department of Energy, Science, Computer Science, UC Irvine

Mon Jun 23, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Clock ticking for new California water bond

Senate Democrats have failed in an initial attempt to secure support for overhauling the $11.1 billion water bond on the November ballot.

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