Mar 31 2016
"Coulterville’s Heritage in the Digital Age" is an exhibit that features the work that has been done by the University of California Merced towards a larger project to digitally preserve the natural and cultural resources along the John Muir trail in the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada Foothills.The work in Coulterville has focused on:3D scanning and modelling of the physicalhistoric buildingsCataloguing archives and photographsVideo interviews with residentsRecording the historic cemeteriesThe exhibit will open on April 2 with an event allowing members of the...
Dec 21 2015
Professor Miriam Barlow was honored with a major award last month for her role in developing a method to restore the efficacy of antibiotics and help doctors deal with resistant bacteria.Barlow, a biologist, worked with American University mathematician Kristina Crona on the Time Machine software to rewind the evolution of bacteria. For that project, Barlow and Crona were chosen from among five finalists in the Health and Medicine category of the annual World Technology Network awards.“Professor Barlow’s research will help us better understand both how...
Dec 11 2015
The UC Merced Vernal Pools Reserve in partnership with the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension Office and Upper Merced River Watershed Council will offer another UC California Naturalist certificate training in Spring 2016 on the campus of UC Merced.Students in the California Naturalist Program will become part of a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists, equipped with the skills needed to take an active role in local natural resource conservation, restoration and environmental education.  This 10-week training combines science instruction with guest...