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Friday, February 27 | 7-9 p.m. | 120 Classroom Building,  5200 North Lake Rd, Merced

Join us for a special event during the ninth annual UC Merced Human Rights Film Festival, as filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes attends the screening of his film "Purgatorio: A Journey into the Heart of the Border."

Purgatorio takes the temperature of the U.S.-Mexico border through individual stories rather than political talking points, finding migrants, Mexican soldiers and other participants on both sides to give testimony.

90-Second Research Video Challenge Submissions Being Accepted
January 22 – February 28, 2015 every day | Various,  5200 North Lake Rd., Merced

Take the 90-Second Video Challenge and win an iPad Mini!

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate by submitting a video no longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds in which each entrant explains his or her current research in a creative and fun way.

You can use props, slide shows, posters or even other researchers to "sell" your work.

Video submissions are being accepted through Friday, Feb. 27. Starting at 8 a.m. March 2 and continuing through 10 p.m. March 5, the entire campus community can vote on the entries.

Each researcher can upload only one video, and only one researcher can be listed as the first, though each can participate in many videos.


  • Video cannot be longer than 90 seconds
  • Any video including inappropriate behavior or language will not be accepted
  • Research might need to be verified with faculty member, teaching assistant, staff member or principal investigator.
  • Past participants may participate, but must submit new videos

Disclaimer: Any video that violates the rules above will be immediately disqualified. If a video submitted is longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds, Office of Research and Economic Development staff will cut the video at 1:30 seconds.

If you have questions about something being inappropriate please contact Ariel Banda,, or John Jackson,

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Sierra Nevada Research Institute Symposium
Monday, March 2 | 1-5 p.m. | 232 Kolligian Library,  5200 North Lake Rd, Merced

Sierra Nevada Research Institute hosts a March 2 symposium as part of Research Week.

Research Week Fair
Monday, March 2 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Scholars Lane,  5200 North Lake Rd, Merced

The Research Week Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 2. Sstudents, staff and faculty members are invited to display their research along Scholars Lane.

Participants can display their research on posters, conduct hands–;on demonstrations, slideshows or through any other format. This is an opportunity for a wide variety of researchers to show off all their hard work and learn about new and exciting research being conducted at UC Merced.

Research Week 2015
Monday, March 2 | Various,  5200 North Lake Rd., Merced

Research Week 2015, scheduled for March 2-6, is a showcase of research being conducted at UC Merced.

The annual event features the Research Fair, the research poster competition, the 90-Second Research Video Challenge, the Sigma Xi Spring Symposium and more.

For more details, check out the Research Week website and calendar.

For more information or to participate in Research Week 2015 please contact Peggy Collins,

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Psychology Researchers Might Surprise You
Tuesday, March 3 | 9-11:45 a.m. | COB322 Classroom Building,  5200 North Lake Rd, Merced

Graduate students and faculty members present their latest research in developmental, health and quantitative psychology during the third annual Psychological Research Symposium, part of Research Week 2015.

The symposium takes place from 9-11:45 a.m. March 3 in the Willow Room (COB 322). Refreshments will be served.

For more information, email Maryam Trebeau at; Jennifer Knothe at; or Professor Jitske Tiemensma at

Student Poster Competition
Tuesday, March 3 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Gallo Recreation and Wellness Center,  5200 North Lake Rd, Merced

All UC Merced students are encouraged to participate in the university's seventh annual research forum and present the contents of their research projects to the broader university community.

Students are strongly encouraged to talk with their faculty advisers for further guidance and review abstract and poster guidelines for entry.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically via the poster competition form no later than the Friday, Feb. 20. Only the first (senior) author should submit his or her information to the online form.

Poster competition winners will be announced Friday, March 6, during the Research Week closing ceremony.

If you have any questions, please contact us with the "Research Week" category.

2015 GradSLAM
Tuesday, March 3 | 4:30 p.m. | SSB 130 Various,  5200 North Lake Rd., Merced

2015 GradSLAM!

GradSLAM! is a competition for graduate students to present their research and practice public speaking through three-minute presentations in front of a panel of judges and audience members.

First place wins $2,000 and the opportunity to compete at the University of California systemwide GradSLAM!.

Two runners-up will each win $1,000, and the top 10 qualifiers each receive a $25 gift certificate to the Campus Store and an invitation to a luncheon with Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education Marjorie Zatz.

Please come join us and see the three-minute presentations and support and cheer for our students!

Registration opens February 2. Register by February 20 .

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Contested Haven
Wednesday, March 4 | 11 a.m. | California Room,  5200 North Lake Rd, Merced

Join the UC Merced Center for the Humanities for "Contested Haven: Immigrant Urban Community Gardens," presented by Professor Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo from USC, as part of the Immigration Speaker Series.

A Bag of Tricks
Wednesday, March 4 | 1 p.m. | Willow Room, COB 322 Classroom Building,  5200 North Lake Rd, Merced

Join the Center for the Humanities for a lecture entitled "A Bag of Tricks: Tricksters and Humor in Early Modern Literature," by graduate research fellow Rhea Reigel.

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Sigma Xi Spring Symposium
Thursday, March 5 | 2-5 p.m. | Alpine Room The Summits,  5200 N. Lake Rd., Merced

Sigma Xi presents its Spring Symposium.

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Shaping GIS Innovation
Friday, March 13 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | California Room,  5200 North Lake Rd, Merced

The California Geographic Information Association is holding its fifth annual CGIA Geosummit Friday, March 13 in the California Room.

State and regional GIS experts, educators, graduate students and faculty members using GIS in their work come together with community members interested in GIS. This year's event features speakers from all facets of GIS to share their work and research using the latest in GIS technology to understand and address local, regional and statewide concerns.

Admission is free, but registration is required at or

Tickets go on sale February 15.

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