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23 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

UC Merced researchers team up on Valley fever overview

A literature review on Valley fever written by UC Merced researchers will be available online at no cost until Sept.

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Related Topix: UC San Francisco

23 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

On College: Now is the time to start working on your UC applications

For the first time ever, the University of California application opened in August.

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Related Topix: August, CA, UC San Diego, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Science / Technology

Monday | EurekAlert!

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100, UC study finds

Freshwater runoff from the Sierra Nevada may decrease by as much as one-quarter by 2100 due to climate warming on the high slopes, according to scientists at UC Irvine and UC Merced.

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Related Topix: UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Antioch couple honored for promoting good child welfare practices

The couple was surprised with news of the honor recently, and will head to Washington, D.C., for a series of events.

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Related Topix: Antioch, CA, Cal State East Bay

The Union

A tribute: Nevada Union alum displays sculpture in remembrance of Craig Zetterberg

The sculpture in honor of teacher Craig Zetterberg was part of Cole Castleberry's senior project and is now a permanent fixture at the school's library.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Origami, Merced, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Atlantic

California High-Speed Rail No. 9-the Chairman's Turn Again

You want to hear more about the biggest infrastructure project being considered anywhere in the country? You've come to the right place.

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Related Topix: California High-Speed Rail, California, Burbank (San Jose, CA)

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Women's volleyball team play in California this weekend

The Southern Oregon women's volleyball team has one more weekend to establish itself, today and Saturday at the U.C. Merced Tournament, before returning home next week to open Cascade Collegiate Conference play.

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Related Topix: Cal State San Marcos

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Why Is Ferguson's City Leadership Not Racially Representative?

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager by police have highlighted a powerful political dynamic in the working-class suburb: Though Ferguson is heavily African American, its city leaders are nearly all white.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Saint Louis University

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Holtville Tribune

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Daily Kos

California's Water Management Problems Worse Than Previously Thought

The state has allocated a total maximum allowable use of 370 million acre-feet of surface water - more than five times the 70 million acre-feet available in a year of good precipitation, according to the researchers' review of active water rights on record.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Hispanic Business

UC Merced readies new science hub

Boxes of chemicals, microscopes still under their covers and office equipment are being carried into a new UC Merced building this week as professors and laboratory technicians prepare for a new semester.

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Related Topix: Energy

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: California is challenged by drought - and simple math

When it comes to water, the state of California is like the inept parent who can't say no to the kids.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Opinion

Davis Enterprise

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

UC Merced Connect: Campus ranks among "Cool Schools" for sustainability

UC Merced has been ranked among the "Cool Schools" by the Sierra Club's Sierra Magazine because of its commitment to sustainability.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Cool, CA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara

Los Angeles Times

Rights to California surface water far greater than average runoff

The Kern River along Highway 178 east of Bakersfield. Water rights to the Kern's flows are more than six times the average annual runoff.

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Related Topix: California, Bakersfield, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, San Joaquin, CA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced eyes alcohol ed for young people

The Merced City Council on Monday will weigh an agreement to address excessive and underage drinking with the help of a county agency, as well as award maintenance contracts and hear more on the proposed youth council.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Merced County, CA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced County jobless rate increases in July

Merced County's unemployment rate increased to 12.7 percent in July, up from 12.2 percent in June and nearly double the nation's jobless rate, according to data released on Friday by the state Employment Development Department.

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Related Topix: Merced County, CA, Merced, CA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Valley fever research moves forward at UC Merced

Researcher Katrina Hoyer looks at a picture of a spherule with endospores that has erupted and released the endospores into a lung and spread infection, in a biology lab at the UC Merced campus on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Biology, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Educatora s legacy lives on through campus endowment

Throughout his 51-year teaching career, John Elia made a profound impact on the lives of more than 10,000 students.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Merced, CA, Fresno County, CA, Fresno, CA

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Fresno Bee

UC Merced installing solar trash bins

New solar-powered receptacles at UC Merced, seen here on Thursday, communicate to school staff by sending an email when full.

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