Interim Chancellor Forum Addresses Concerns Over Immigration Order

The Interim Chancellor and UC Davis faculty and staff  addressed a forum of 250 attendees to affirm the university’s stance on the recent Executive Order on Immigration, provide clarity where possible, and offer support to those affected.

University of Sydney and UC Davis sign partnership agreement

A new partnership agreement between the University of Sydney and the University of California, Davis will see academics benefit from new access to research collaborations and shared funding.

UC Davis Professor Recieves NIA Grant to Help Alzheimer's Caregivers in Vietnam

Ladson Hinton, a UC Davis specialist in geriatric psychiatry, has received a two-year, $370,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to adapt an Alzheimer’s caregivers program for use in Vietnam.

Bringing More Irrigation and Climate-Smart Farming to Guatemala

An international team led by UC Davis is working to connect 9,000 rural households in Guatemala with improved water management and climate-smart agriculture strategies, to increase food security and reduce poverty.

Funding Opportunity Gets Down To Where The Rubber Meets The Road (California Energy Comission Blog)

The Energy Commission released a $7 million grant funding opportunity that includes $2 million to research and develop pilot-scale projects that use piezoelectric materials embedded in roadways to harvest electrical energy.

Young Africans learn about sustainable farming, energy practices (Vacaville Reporter)

Russ Lester, co-owner of Dixon Ridge Farms, explains the workings of a pyrolytic gasification machine, a BioMax 100, to 25 young African leaders, part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, who on Thursday toured his sprawling walnut-growing operation outside of Winters, learning sustainable farming and energy efficiencies. 

Glenn Young, Professor, Food Science and Technology awarded Vietnamese Medal of Honor (UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Department of Food Science and Technology Professor Glenn Young was awarded the Medal of Honor by the government of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The award was received at the recent 60th Anniversary Celebration of Nong Lam University

Chewed Plants Help Detect Viruses in Wild Mountain Gorillas and Monkeys (UC Davis News Service)

Veterinary scientists found that plants chewed and discarded by mountain gorillas can help detect primate viruses.

Fulbright Awards Send UC Davis Grads Overseas to Teach English, Research (UC Davis News Service)

Five UC Davis graduating seniors and alumni will pack language skills — and experiences as varied hip-hop music production and stand-up comedy — when they head overseas to be cultural ambassadors as Fulbright grantees.

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Professors Launch Wildlife Conservation Project in Nepal (UC Davis Veterinary Medicine)

Drs. Jonna Mazet and Joseph Gaydos implement a wildlife health and conservation project in Nepal with support from a Global Affairs Seed Grant for International Activities. 

Campus Spotlight: UC Davis' Fulbright Program (

A post featuring UC Davis' Fulbright Program as it strives to further international connections through education in the 21st century. 

America's Higher Ed Must Respond to the Reality of Syria's Permanent Refugees (The Huffington Post)

A post by Keith David Watenpaugh, professor and director of human rights studies, UC Davis

Arnold "Arnie" Bauer: the farewell of a UC Davis historian in love with Chile (UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center)

UC Davis professor selected for Carnegie fellowship with Makerere University in Uganda (UC Davis Health System Newsroom)

Gerald Kayingo, an assistant clinical professor and director of the physician assistant program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Uganda to work with Bruce Kirenga, a pulmonologist at Makerere University Medical School in Uganda, to improve lung health through the development of an interprofessional, blended learning module on respiratory medicine called project iBreath.

General surgery resident receives Fulbright grant (UC Davis Health System Newsroom)

Laura Goodman, a general surgery resident at UC Davis, has received a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to study the surgical needs of children in Mongolia.

UC Davis selected to host energy themed institute for young African leaders (The Aggie)

Announcement of Mandela Washington Fellowship Energy Institute

Voices of the Change Generation (UC Davis Magazine)

Dominique Gebru '12 is volunteering with the Peace Corps in Jamaica and was named one of the Peace Corps' top bloggers last fall in its annual “Blog it Home” contest.

IIE Blog: Letter from San Bernardino (Institute of International Education)

Highlights include a workshop by Professor Keith Watenpaugh, and supported by Global Affairs on building a framework to support refugee and displaced students in their pursuit of higher education 

Going global: UC fellows to tackle development projects (University of California Newsroom)

Graduate students from the University of California system are building partnerships with host institutions around the globe to address our common interest in the production, processing and distribution of healthy foods; healthy for people and healthy for the planet. 

UC Davis and China Mengniu Dairy Company Establish New Nutrition and Health Innovation Partnership