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Remarks and Writings

September 19, 2011
Dear Faculty and Staff, I have been off campus more often than not recently, tending to university business in the Bay Area, meeting with our Foundation Executive Board and the UC Board of Regents, and then meeting this week with various members of our federal delegation in Washington, D.C. But even as I conduct work away from campus, I want to... Read More
September 9, 2011
Dear Campus Community Members, As the 10th anniversary of the September 11 tragedy approaches, I hope you will join me in taking time to reflect on both the lives lost on that fateful day and where we stand as a global community a decade later. In a university setting where the free exchange of ideas is not only accepted but also vigorously... Read More
August 30, 2011
Dear Staff Members: Welcome to the 2011-12 academic year. I am excited to be back in my home state and serving at the helm of this fine institution. I'd like to extend a special welcome to new staff and faculty who are joining the university. This year promises to be filled with opportunities as well as challenges, and I'm eager to help... Read More
August 30, 2011
Dear Faculty Members: Welcome to the 2011-12 academic year. I am excited to be back in my home state and serving at the helm of this fine institution. I'd like to extend a special welcome to new faculty who are joining the university. This year promises to be filled with opportunities as well as challenges, and I'm eager to help our... Read More
August 17, 2011
Dear colleagues: Today, UC President Mark Yudof announced plans to begin implementing merit-based salary increases across the university system for faculty members at all levels and non-represented staff members who earn less than $200,000 per year. This action, approved by the UC Board of Regents as part of the 2011-12 budget last November, is... Read More
July 19, 2011
Good morning. Thank you for joining us here today to learn more about UC Merced's research and academic programs that are contributing to the long-term health of the San Joaquin Valley and the entire state. As most everyone knows, California faces both a critical shortage of and an uneven distribution of physicians throughout the state... Read More
July 15, 2011
Dear UC Merced Campus Community: We are thrilled to share with you the news that UC Merced has earned initial accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This is excellent news for our campus as it marks a significant milestone in our ongoing development. The WASC commission has granted UC Merced an initial... Read More
July 6, 2011
Dear Campus Community, It is a distinct pleasure to be back on campus and officially begin serving as your new chancellor. I've been eagerly anticipating this moment since my introductory visit here in May, shortly after the UC Board of Regents confirmed my appointment. I met so many great people during my brief stay and gained so much... Read More

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