UC Merced Scholar Excels at Math and Engineering Despite HardshipsFor some college students math can be a bore, but for Jair Martinez, it's a way to focus on problem solving skills in the classroom and in life, especially in tough situations.
Vallejo Animator Found Her Passion Despite Numerous HardshipsFor Lucy Lopez, art is an escape and a calling. But it's also a career choice the 19-year-old UC Merced student says she was discouraged from making.
UC Merced Student's Leadership Skills Honed From Family ExperiencesThe students stomp, step and sashay across the small dance studio located on the University of California Merced campus. At the center of it all is sophomore Curtavia Gill, founder and coach of the UC Merced's first step team.
San Jose College Student Reflects On Family Hardships As She Forges AheadSharing a simple, yet important family tradition reminds a San Jose college student that she takes nothing for granted as she achieves scholarly success.
Counterterrorism Experts Say California Attacks Show ISIS Expanding Reach Via Social MediaLone-wolf attacks by self-radicalized Americans are likely to increase as the Islamic State comes under increasing fire in Iraq and Syria, one expert predicts.
UC Merced Terror Attacker Was Inspired By Islamic State, Acted AloneA UC Merced student who stabbed four people on campus before being killed by police was inspired by the Islamic State group, according to federal authorities.
UC Merced Students Go Back To Classes After StabbingsStudents at the University of California, Merced have returned to classes several days after a student stabbed four people before being killed by police.
UC Merced Assailant Had 'Manifesto,' Sought RevengeA freshman from Santa Clara has been identified as the assailant who stabbed five people at UC Merced before being killed by authorities.
4 People Stabbed At UC Merced; Suspect Shot DeadAn assailant stabbed five people as students headed to class at a rural university campus in central California before police shot and killed him.
UC Study Finds Most Americans Can Be Fed Entirely By Local FarmsResearchers said the overwhelming majority of Americans could be fed entirely by food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes.
UC Merced Graduate Overcomes Major Family StrugglesWhen Nancy Phung was a senior at San Rafael High School, she told us she wanted to change her family’s history. In June 2013, she did just that, as she graduated from UC Merced with a degree in Business Management. “I’m super proud of myself, “ she says. “I can’t believe I did this.. I am creating new paths and new footsteps for whoever is going to come after me.”
UC Study Raises Questions About California High-Speed RailA new study casts doubt on whether the benefits of California high-speed rail will include the creation of 400,000 permanent jobs promised by boosters of the bullet trains.