UC Merced Update



University Friends Circle Reception – April 1

University Friends Circle (UFC) meets for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 at the Branding Iron Restaurant, 640 W. 16th St., Merced. Professor of anthropology Holley Moyes will present "Journey to the Underworld: The Ritual Use of Caves among the Ancient Maya."

Moyes will take attendees on a tour of the ancient Maya underworld and discuss the implications of archaeological findings in understanding the dynamics of ancient Maya civilization. These people lived in a world that was animated and imbued with spirits, some of which were benevolent and some that could cause harm. Their landscape was populated with spirits that dwelled on Earth and in the sky, as well as those that lived in the nether-regions of the underworld. 

The cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. For information on joining the UFC or to RSVP, visit friendscircle.ucmerced.edu. The reservation deadline is noon March 27.

The UFC's mission is to inspire and maintain strong relationships between the UC Merced community and the communities of the San Joaquin Valley through activities that promote social and intellectual interaction, programs of service and fundraising initiatives that support UC Merced scholarships.

UC Merced Library Hosts "Our Custodians" Exhibit 

The UC Merced Library proudly announces its latest exhibit, “Our Custodians.”

Explore the world of one of UC Merced’s most essential and hard-working groups through a display of their tools and equipment and a series of 10 intimate portraits taken by award-winning local photographer Roger Wyan.

Learn about the innovative, labor-saving initiatives of the UC Merced custodial program and its ongoing efforts to use green products to keep our sustainable campus beautiful.

The exhibit, on the second floor of the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, is on display through April 1. For more information, email Robin Milford.