Asmeret appointed as Falasco Endowed Chair in Earth Sciences

Soil biogeochemistry Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe has been named the Ted and Jan Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences and Geology.

The Endowement was set up from generous gift to UC Merced from the Ted and Jan Falasco, long term residents of Los Banos, CA, with long record of support for higher education, community service and civic leadership. The Chair was established in 2002, before the campus even opened, and Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Samuel J. Traina , a renowned soil scientist and founding faculty member, is the previous chairholder.

Read more: UC Merced Press Article announcing the appointment

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