uc merced http://kvpr.org en Napolitano Confirmed as Next UC President http://kvpr.org/post/napolitano-confirmed-next-uc-president <p>Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be the first female president of the University of California system. But it’s her experience with the federal government that had students talking at her confirmation hearing. Katie Orr reports from San Francisco.</p><p>The afternoon started with a few UC students and staff protesting outside of the Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco. They were concerned Napolitano’s experience running the Homeland Security Department would lead to the deportation of undocumented students.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:30:58 +0000 Katie Orr 18590 at http://kvpr.org Napolitano Confirmed as Next UC President Praise, Skepticism for UC's Choice of Napolitano http://kvpr.org/post/praise-skepticism-ucs-choice-napolitano <p class="p1">She’s a political veteran who’s run large bureaucracies.&nbsp; But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano hasn’t worked in academia – and now she’s about to become the next president of the University of California.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the choice is drawing both praise and skepticism.</p><p class="p4">Janet Napolitano gets strong praise for her personal and political skills.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:49:10 +0000 Ben Adler 18405 at http://kvpr.org Praise, Skepticism for UC's Choice of Napolitano UC Merced Chancellor Calls For Off-Campus Growth http://kvpr.org/post/uc-merced-chancellor-calls-campus-growth <p>UC Merced may be less than a decade old, but the struggling economy and environmental concerns are already leading campus officials to explore the possibility of directing some of the university&#39;s future growth to off-campus locations.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:06:55 +0000 Joe Moore 1804 at http://kvpr.org UC Merced Chancellor Calls For Off-Campus Growth On Valley Edition: Valley Environment Study, State Parks, Fresno Zoo http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-valley-environment-study-state-parks-fresno-zoo <p>This week on Valley Edition, we talk with the UC&nbsp;Merced scientist behind a new study of the Valley&#39;s environment, and find out where we&#39;re making progress and where we&#39;re still falling behind in cleaning up our air and water. We also examine the fiasco involving the State of California&#39;s Department of Parks and Recreation, which last week discovered over $50 million in an account that had gone unreported for a decade, all happening at the same time that many parks have been threatened by closure. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:05:05 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 884 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Valley Environment Study, State Parks, Fresno Zoo UC Merced Study Rates Valley's Progress on Environment http://kvpr.org/post/uc-merced-study-rates-valleys-progress-environment <p>Researchers say the Central Valley has made environmental improvements, just not as much as they&#39;d like. That&#39;s according to a new study released today by UC Merced and The Great Valley Center.</p><p>The results of the study indicate that watersheds are reaching normal levels, wetland habitat restoration is on the rise, urbanization is slowing, and key air quality indicators are improving. Director of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, Roger Bales, says these are important indicators in the quality of land, water, and air in the region.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:47:39 +0000 Gabriela Ornelas 540 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Worst Place to Find a Job; UC Merced; Storytellers Project http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-worst-place-find-job-uc-merced-storytellers-project <p>This week on Valley Edition, we talk about whether the Valley is the worst place in the US to find a job, as US News and World Report claims in a new article. We talk with UC Merced&#39;s new chancellor about the efforts at the campus to boost the region&#39;s economy. And we close the program with a report about a theater project in Sanger that aims to bring people together over the topic of hunger, in a land of agricultural abundance.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:28:17 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1157 at http://kvpr.org