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Wednesday | Merced Sun-Star

Would-be engineers get a jump-start at high school academy

They are gaining knowledge that may be applied in careers that haven't been invented yet.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Atwater, CA, Education Etc., Merced, CA

Wednesday Jul 30 | University Business

Unmet obligations, misplaced priorities in higher ed

A common notion of college is that it's a great equalizer-anyone who works hard and applies themselves can achieve a better life.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

UC Merced Connect: Partnership with Yosemite highlighted during Napolitano visit

A two-day visit to Yosemite gave University of California President Janet Napolitano an up-close look at UC Merced's partnership with the neighboring national park, including some of the students whose lives have been transformed by their experiences there.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Janet Napolitano, US Governors, Giorgio Napolitano, Yosemite National Park, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Business Journal

a UC cashes in on nonresidents

Some people characterize the trend as "a fresh perspective," while others say that Californians are being squeezed out.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside

RedOrbit

New Research Shows Bacteria Swim With Whole...

Image Caption: The image traces the helical trajectory followed by the bodies of bacterial cells as they swim.

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Related Topix: Brown University, Merced, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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

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

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