After two years of medical school, and two more as a patient, California State University, Stanislaus grad Melissa Potts is now going into one of the most valuable parts of her training to become a doctor – a year of clinical rotations at Emanuel Medical Center.
The Turlock Unified School District has a plan to upgrade all teacher computers and network connections, and to install interactive whiteboards and other technology equipment in an effort to bring all classrooms to a 21st century standard. That plan was met with both support and fervent opposition at Tuesday's board of trustees meeting.
Some students returned to California State University, Stanislaus for the start of fall semester on Monday, only to find their academic college had been eliminated in a surprise reorganization.
School is back in session for Turlock students who woke up bright and early Monday morning, grabbed their backpacks and sack lunches, and trekked off to their respective schools to begin a brand new academic year.
For many freshmen the first day of high school can be a scary and intimidating experience. A new school, a bigger campus and hundreds of kids and teachers can make even the most confident teen feel like they're part of a different world.
A Turlock High agriculture teacher Chad Russell won the John Thurman Award at the California State Fair this year - all due to his students' success. All of his ag students won first place at the fair, which gave their instructor the most points at the end to win his own prize. Russell won a plaque and $150.
The University of California, Merced's first Human Rights Center fellow, Catalina Hernandez, spent the summer researching how women decide to seek help from a midwife for childbirth, rather than an obstetrician.
When it comes to promoting fruits and vegetables in school settings, challenges and opportunities abound in equal measure. Chatom Elementary School is getting a little help to promote eating more of the earth's bounty, as Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that Chatom was among 342 schools that will share $11.1 million in federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program funds for this upcoming school year.
Californians could see the risk of losing homes to wildfires double in the next 40 years, according to new UC Merced research.
A University of California, Merced plasma lab is testing a novel way of converting organic waste into energy.
Sending a child off to preschool for the first time can be a rough and emotional time for both parents and the child. For the child, however, it doesn't have to be. Getting ready for school isn't just about learning letters, numbers, shapes of colors; the real teaching starts in the household.
Six students with ties to the Central Valley have been admitted to the second cohort of the University of California, Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education.
Fifteen engineering students from Dankook University in Yongin, Gyeonggi, South Korea, travelled 5,700 miles to study at UC Merced.
Two University of California, Merced leaders credited with spearheading the university's sustainability efforts were awarded the 2012 UC Sustainability Champion award.
Summer isn't a time to relax for UC Merced's faculty members and students – it's a time to focus on research.
Hospital doctors and nurses take care of various patients for a multitude of issues every day, but they rarely have the opportunity to see their patients performing successfully in life once they have left the hospital. After a traumatic experience that left Turlock Christian sophomore McAllister Russell in the hands of the Children's Hospital of Oakland for several weeks, the local student felt it imperative to give back to the people who helped save her life.