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Library Jam Sessions - A Recap
Author: Breanna Wright


May 22, 2018


The week before spring finals began, the UC Merced Library hosted six Library Jam Sessions in partnership with H.E.R.O.E.S. This multi-day event took place from May 2nd -4th and included a morning and evening session each day. Students looking for a quiet space to study or relax headed to KL 371 to enjoy coffee and snacks. The first ten students at each session also received a Study Smart Kit, which included earplugs, pens, Scantrons, Green Books, etc. To help students combat stress, H.E.R.O.E.S. provided a Relaxation Room complete with coloring pages, a chocolate mindfulness exercise, and supplies to make stress balls.

Library Award Scholarship Pays Homage to Persistence and Research


May 17, 2018


A generous gift from the grandmother of a UC Merced alumna and current staff member is benefitting two undergraduate students who put the UC Merced Library to good use.

Melissa Becerra, a third-year psychology student, and Nathan Parmeter [...] are the first recipients of the Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence.

The $26,250 endowment comes from Arlene Kranich of Sonora, grandmother of Development and Alumni Relations Director Kelli Abrescy as a memorial to Abrescy’s grandfather Larry Kranich, who died in 2003, and in honor of Abrescy’s new son, Carter.

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