University of California - Merced

The University of California, Merced (also referred to as UC Merced or UCM), is the tenth and newest of the University of California campuses. Located in the San Joaquin Valley in unincorporated Merced County, California, near Merced, UC Merced was the first American research university to be built in the 21st century. The University is also a census-designated place (CDP), that was uninhabited at the 2010 census. As the San Joaquin Valley was the state's largest and most populous region without a UC campus, on May 19, 1988, the Regents of the University of California voted to begin planning for a campus in the region, in response to increasing enrollment and growth constraints at existing UC campuses. On May 19, 1995, the Regents selected the Merced site, mid-way between Fresno and Modesto, as the location for the University of California's tenth campus. The campus groundbreaking ceremony was held October 25, 2002, and the first day of class was September 6, 2005. On May 16, 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama gave the commencement address for the university's first full graduating class. In 2010 the United States Census Bureau made UC Merced its own separate census-designated place.

Address
5200 North Lake Road, Merced, California, United States of America 95343
Website
http://www.ucmerced.edu/

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Neuroscience

How reading makes us move

Right now, while you are reading these typewritten words, your hand muscles are moving imperceptibly, but measurably. These movements would be even greater if the words were handwritten.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Infants recognize surprise in others before age 2

Infants as young as 20 months of age expect adults to display surprise when discovering a false belief, according to a new study from UC Merced professor Rose Scott.

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer cell growth linked to nervous system in study

Cancer cells divide with more frequency and are more resilient when they are closer to the brain, indicating a potential link between cell growth and the nervous system, according to new research from Professor Néstor J. ...

Pediatrics

A baby blanket that helps preemies breathe

A heated blanket developed by UC Merced-based startup St. Vincent's Solutions won't help babies get to sleep – but it could reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia for infants in neonatal intensive care.

Pediatrics

In-home parent training levels field for low-income kids

Home-based interventions that teach parents to engage children in playful interactive learning activities can close the cognitive development gap between disadvantaged children and higher-resource peers, according to a new ...

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