PhD student Desert Weeks (MIST) was awarded CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program [UC Merced Newsroom].
PhD student, Ben Falandays (CIS) was awarded the Marr Prize [UC Merced Newsroom].
Incoming Grad Student, Tevin Williams (CIS) Awarded Inaugural Inclusive Excellence Fellowship [UC Merced Newsroom]
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Professor Teenie Matlock (CIS) along with Professors Lace Padilla (CIS) and Spencer Castro (MCS)
honor Indigenous Peoples Day and Native American Heritage Month [UC Merced Newsroom]
Professor Paul Smaldino (CIS) featured on article regarding human evolution [Then24.com]
Professors Colin Holbrook and Ramesh Balsubramaniam (CIS) published paper on their research on sympathy people have for one another [UC Merced Newsroom]
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Professor Teenie Matlock (CIS) was interviewed on Metaphorical Understanding of Breast Cancer [USA Today]
Professor Carolyn Dicey Jennings (CIS) published a new textbook, Mind, Cognition, and Neuroscience and will be available January 2022.
Professor Dan Hicks (CIS) Publishes Paper on Open Science and Environmental Public Health [Taylor & Francis Online]
Professor Tyler Marghetis (CIS) was interviewed to discuss his research on regimes and ruptures across timescales [Complexity Simple Cast]
Professor Catherine Keske (MCS) wrote an article discussing cancel university culture [Merced Sun-Star].
Professor Roger Bales (MCS) featured in news story regarding California drought [Phys.org]
Open letter from Professors LeRoy Westerling and Crystal Kolden (MCS) voicing concerns over new US Forest Service directives. [UNM Newsroom]
Professor Crystal Kolden, is also recipient of Prestigious Biennial Grant Program which includes Funding for Ag-labor and Wildfire Research [UC Merced Newsroom] .
Professor John Abatzoglou (MCS) published article, was interviewed and featured in various media outlets discussing wildfire, drought and climate change
Professor Crystal Kolden (MCS) featrued in Washington Post, discusses California Drought and very concerning Fire Season.
Founding UC Merced Foundation Trustee Bob Gallo was recently announced as the
university’s first trustee emeritus. UC Merced News
Jeff Butler's (EBM) 2019 study on incentives for whistleblowers was
discussed in a recent WSJ story.
Crystal Kolden (MCS) received a Mulitcampus Research Programs and
Initiative (MRPI) Award. UC Merced News
Crystal Kolden, John Abatzoglou, Roger Bales and Tracey Osborne (MCS) were
featured many times in news about wildfire and climate change.
The Guardian, UC Merced News, PHYS.org, The Guardian, BBC,
Sierra Sun Times, Eco Watch, UC Merced News
Tracey Osborne (MCS) and Teenie Matlock (CIS) were featured in
a recent UC Merced story on Female Faculty to Know.
See recent wildfire news coverage featuring MCS faculty:
John Abatzoglou on Daily Republic
Crystal Kolden on CapRadio, The Guardian, Bloomberg, CBC Canada
LeRoy Westerling on ABC7, AZ Daily Sun, MIT Technology Review, Siliconeer
Colin Holbrook (CIS) was recently awarded a three-year grant by the Air Force Office of Scientific
Research titled, "Trust in Machine Agents Under Realistic Threat". This human-robot interaction
research will be conducted at UC Merced in collaboration with co-PI Alan Wagner at Penn State.
LeRoy Westerling (MCS) was named an honoree in this year's WIRED25 that celebrates 25
innovators who are using technology to lead society through this period of global uncertainty
and pointing the way to a safer future.
Andrew Johnston (EBM) articulated the long-term impact of the pandemic unemployment
payments on taxes and society in a recent WSJ article.
Tracey Osborne's (MCS) work that focuses on complex, grand challenges in climate and social
justice was recently featured in an article on UC Merced News.
Andrew Johnston (EBM) recently co-authored a "Policy Brief" through Stanford University on
unemployment during the pandemic & budget shortfalls at the state & local level.
Catherine Keske (MCS) received an Engineering Research Center (ERC) grant entitled,
"NSF ERC for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag)".
Lace Padilla (CIS) was one of the six faculty members interviewed how and why they teach
data visualization by Nightingale, the Journal of the Data Visualization Society.
John Abatzoglou's (MCS) research on agricultural risks from changing snowmelt was featured in an
article on UC Merced News.
Greg Wright (EBM) discussed COVID-19's effect on the economy in a Q&A article on UC Merced News.
Michael Spivey (CIS) published Who You Are: The Science of Connectedness (MIT Press).
Carolyn Dicey Jennings (CIS) published The Attending Mind (Cambridge University Press).