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May 2, 2005 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Renata Santillan looked out across a broad expanse of pasture, dotted with flowering mustard and more than a dozen cows, toward the construction site several hundred yards away. "Is it going to be ready in time?" Santillan, a 17-year-old high school senior from San Bruno, asked, sounding doubtful. "It's kind of cool, but what would it really be like to go here?"
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January 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously named Steve Kang, a dean of engineering at UC Santa Cruz, to become chancellor of UC Merced, the newest campus in the university system. Kang, 61, a professor of electrical engineering, has served as dean of the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz since 2001. Addressing the regents after the vote, Kang said the opportunity to build a new research university was "a dream come true for me."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 9,000 students have applied for admission to the first undergraduate and graduate programs at UC Merced, which is scheduled to open in the fall. About 8,000 of those are applying for the freshman class, UC officials said Wednesday. UC Merced Chancellor Carol Tomlinson-Keasey and other UC officials said they were pleased at student response to the new campus, which is expected to enroll about 1,000 students in its first year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UC Merced wants a medical school to increase the number of physicians in the Central Valley. The area from Bakersfield to Sacramento has 30% fewer physicians and half as many specialists for its population as other regions, a UC Merced study shows. "The resources are already stretched to their limits," said Dale Bishop, assistant health officer for San Joaquin County Public Health Services. The UC report found that physicians are tend to stay where they complete training.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state appellate court judge has refused to grant an emergency injunction to stop construction of UC Merced. Environmental groups filed suit against the university, claiming officials did not adequately evaluate the campus' impact on air and water quality and surrounding areas. The campus is slated to be built on a wetland area where vernal pools are home to endangered fairy shrimp and serve as feeding grounds for migratory birds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
On a remote foothill site, Gov. Gray Davis inaugurated a 10th University of California campus Friday. The UC Merced campus is the state's first since UC Santa Cruz opened in 1967, and will serve the San Joaquin Valley. "You had a dream ...
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March 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UC Merced wants a medical school to increase the number of physicians in the Central Valley. The area from Bakersfield to Sacramento has 30% fewer physicians and half as many specialists for its population as other regions, a UC Merced study shows. "The resources are already stretched to their limits," said Dale Bishop, assistant health officer for San Joaquin County Public Health Services. The UC report found that physicians are tend to stay where they complete training.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2006 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
The chancellor who oversaw the building of the University of California's newest campus in Merced announced Wednesday that she will step down this summer and return to writing and teaching. Carol Tomlinson-Keasey was appointed founding chancellor of UC Merced in 1999 and overcame formidable political, fiscal and environmental challenges to establish the 10th campus in the University of California system -- the first in the San Joaquin Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Construction of UC Merced will begin in February, with groundbreaking set for May 3, University of California officials said. The complicated permit process for the 10th University of California campus should be completed by then, said James Grant, UC Merced's director of communications.
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October 2, 2002 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-stalled plan for a University of California campus near Merced took a step forward Tuesday with a court ruling against the latest legal challenge brought by environmental groups. University officials applauded the decision by Judge William Ivey in Merced County Superior Court and said they hope it will allow them to begin the first phase of construction at the proposed campus site northeast of Merced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2006 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
The chancellor who oversaw the building of the University of California's newest campus in Merced announced Wednesday that she will step down this summer and return to writing and teaching. Carol Tomlinson-Keasey was appointed founding chancellor of UC Merced in 1999 and overcame formidable political, fiscal and environmental challenges to establish the 10th campus in the University of California system -- the first in the San Joaquin Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2005 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Former University of California President Richard C. Atkinson recently told the story of a dream he had about Carol Tomlinson-Keasey, chancellor of the university system's new campus near this San Joaquin Valley city. "It was like she was Joan of Arc," Atkinson said, laughing at the memory. "She was on a white horse, wearing ... armor and just sort of marching forward. And that's how she's been with that campus. She's incredibly tenacious."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2005 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 1,000 students have sent in deposits to attend the new University of California campus near Merced this fall, to the quiet relief of school officials who had worried that too few students might enroll at the campus in its first year. UC Merced officials said the figure surpasses the target for freshmen, with 867 who have now submitted statements of their intent to enroll in the fall, along with deposits of $100 each to hold a place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2005 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Renata Santillan looked out across a broad expanse of pasture, dotted with flowering mustard and more than a dozen cows, toward the construction site several hundred yards away. "Is it going to be ready in time?" Santillan, a 17-year-old high school senior from San Bruno, asked, sounding doubtful. "It's kind of cool, but what would it really be like to go here?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2005 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
The University of California, marking a recovery from the budget-related reductions of 2004, said Tuesday that it has accepted all academically qualified California applicants for freshman admission this fall and will not require any to attend community college first. The university has invited 50,017 California high school seniors to enroll for the fall at one or more of its campuses, according to annual freshman admissions figures released Tuesday.
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January 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 9,000 students have applied for admission to the first undergraduate and graduate programs at UC Merced, which is scheduled to open in the fall. About 8,000 of those are applying for the freshman class, UC officials said Wednesday. UC Merced Chancellor Carol Tomlinson-Keasey and other UC officials said they were pleased at student response to the new campus, which is expected to enroll about 1,000 students in its first year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously named Steve Kang, a dean of engineering at UC Santa Cruz, to become chancellor of UC Merced, the newest campus in the university system. Kang, 61, a professor of electrical engineering, has served as dean of the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz since 2001. Addressing the regents after the vote, Kang said the opportunity to build a new research university was "a dream come true for me."
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October 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The proposed University of California campus in Merced could severely damage the habitat of the endangered conservancy fairy shrimp and plans for the school may have to be altered, a federal wildlife official said. The school would have to minimize the impact or offer an alternative to encroaching on vernal pools where the shrimp live, said Vicki Campbell of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2003 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
The opening of the University of California's campus in the Central Valley will be delayed one year because of the state budget crisis, officials said Wednesday. UC Merced, the system's 10th campus, had been scheduled to open to undergraduates in fall 2004. But under the compromise budget reached this week, the opening will be delayed to 2005. Legislators, who called for the delay, also cut $4 million in project funding but allocated $17.3 million in operational and start-up funds.
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November 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
An appellate court here has denied a request by environmental groups to block construction of the new UC Merced campus. The 5th District Court of Appeal on Wednesday denied a request for a stay from the San Joaquin Raptor Rescue Center, Protect Our Water and the Central Valley Safe Environment Network. The groups hoped the court would temporarily halt construction after a Merced County Superior Court judge said last month that plans for the campus met state environmental requirements.
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