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Remarks and Writings

June 17, 2022
Re: Observing Juneteeth To: All campus June 16, 2022   Dear UC Merced community,   On Monday, June 20, the University of California, Merced will formally observe Juneteenth, a day of significance for everyone concerned with the dignity of humankind.   Juneteenth was first celebrated in... Read More
May 27, 2022
Re: Recent Acts of Violence To: All campus May 27, 2022   To the campus community:   This has been a month of tragedies across the nation. In Buffalo, N.Y., in Orange County, and now in Uvalde, Texas our consciences have been shocked by the inhumanity of these events. We join the nation in its mourning.   Our... Read More
May 18, 2022
Re: Appreciating Our Staff To: All employees May 18, 2022   Colleagues,   As we close out the spring semester, I could not be prouder of this institution and of each one of you.   We have weathered what I hope is the worst of the pandemic and have done so with a resilient sense of community and an undaunted... Read More
April 28, 2022
Re: A Sincere Thank You To: Faculty and staff April 28, 2022   To the UC Merced... Read More
April 21, 2022
Re: UC Merced Pride To: All campus April 21, 2022... Read More
March 2, 2022
Re: Our Collective Role in Growing UC Merced To: Faculty and Staff March 2, 2022   Dear... Read More
February 24, 2022
Re: Welcome Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Delia Saenz To: All campus February 25, 2022   Dear UC Merced community, After an extensive nationwide search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Delia S. Saenz, Ph.D., as our vice chancellor and chief diversity officer. Dr. Saenz comes to us from the... Read More
February 16, 2022
Re: Our Commitment to Public Service To: All campus February 16, 2022... Read More
December 8, 2021
Re: Reflecting on 2021 To: All campus Dear Campus Community, Our first in-person semester since spring 2020 is coming to a close, and our campus community has not merely endured, but prevailed. We have come together to teach, research, learn, enjoy one another’s company and, yes, share in the experience of being together again on... Read More
November 23, 2021
Re: This Season of Gratitude To: All campus November 23, 2021 Dear Campus Community, As you... Read More