UC Merced Update



University Friends Circle Lunch— Oct. 2

The University Friends Circle meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at the California Room on campus.

Presentations include "The Year Ahead," by Chancellor Dorothy Leland and "What It Means to be Green," by Richard Cummings, UC Merced principal planner in Physical Planning Design and Construction. A UC Merced green tour immediately follows the meeting.

The cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. For information on joining the UFC or to RSVP, call 209-384-8811 or email ufc@ucmerced.edu.

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.

Founders’ Day Celebration — Oct. 25

UC Merced will commemorate the 10th anniversary of its groundbreaking with a series of events on campus and in the city of Merced from Oct. 25 through 27.

Join us downtown for Market on Main from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, when we bring the campus to the community. The event will include research displays, student club and organization tables, campus activity tables, student performances and the Onward California mobile tour.

Also, the evening will feature the Pellissier Distinguished Speaker Series with anthropologist, astronomer and author from Colgate University Anthony Aveni. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit foundersday.ucmerced.edu. Looking for Founders Day alumni events? Visit the Alumni website.

Artists, Poets Collaborate on Mixed Media Project

Students in classes taught by Vanesha Pravin and Tonya Lopez-Craig created mixed-media projects that incorporate poetry and prints. The works are on display in the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library.

Students in Writing 125: Poetry in Creative Writing and in Arts 23: Multimedia collaborated in Spring 2012. Prints from the artists served as the inspiration for the first few poetic lines.

Simultaneously, the artists developed mixed-media projects that work with the poetry. The poets worked with the prints to further compose poems inspired by the art.

The show will be on display until Oct. 30.