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Mission

University Friends Circle enhances strong relationships between University of California Merced and communities of the Central Valley through programs that promote social and intellectual interaction. University Friends Circle raises funds to support UC Merced endowed scholarships and a Student Impact Fund (SIF) that supports projects and student organizations that significantly contribute to UC Merced student success. University Friends Circle is open to all who support the mission and activities of the organization.


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University Friends Circle is a dues-based organization. For just $50 per year, you will receive a monthly newsletter, membership directory, discounted luncheon program rates, and special invitations to UC Merced events. Click here to join now!

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Monthly luncheon programs feature an outstanding UC Merced faculty member who shares about their research and the real societal impact. Throughout the year, UFC organizes additional events, including an annual scholarship reception and athletics tailgate parties.

Support our Efforts

We strive to support UC Merced students through our fundraising efforts, which include the UFC Endowed Scholarship and Student Impact Fund.

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Events and Happenings

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Virtual via Zoom

 Please click the link below to view the live recording of Dr. Thelma Hurd's presentation. On January 12, 2021 Dr. Hurd presented an...
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Virtual via Zoom

On February 2, 2021, UFC hosted Distinguished Professor, Mark Aldenderfer. Please watch the live recording below if you missed the program. 
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Virtual via Zoom

On March 2, 2021 the UFC group featured Miriam Barlow, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology, School of Natural...
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On April 6, 2021 the UFC group featured Eric A. Walle, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Psychology Psychological Sciences School of Social Sciences,...

Featured News

October 20, 2021

Department of Political Science Chair and Professor Jessica Trounstine will deliver remarks on race and regulation as part of a lecture series hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law School....

Professor Patti LiWang
October 20, 2021

An HIV-inhibiting silk film designed to advance prevention and help end the AIDS epidemic in countries in Africa, developed by UC Merced Professor Patti LiWang, has met recent success at the...

Professor Ahmed Sabbir Arif’s lab is contributing to a new form of communication that could people who are not able to audibly express themselves.
October 19, 2021

Not being able to communicate with loved ones is an unfortunate reality for some, such as recent stroke patients or mute individuals. Vocal imaging research performed by Professor Ahmed Sabbir Arif’s...