UC Davis Blum Center Funds Global Service Experience for Future Engineers

UC Davis Engineering students, in partnership with the Blum Center for Developing Economies, make a global impact in taking on a water system project in Peru.

Former President of Poland Shares Global and Local Insights at UC Davis

Just before fall term wrapped up and students took off for winter break, the Former President of the People’s Republic of Poland, Hon. Bronisław Komorowski, paid a visit to the University of California, Davis.

Prior to his Dec. 7 lecture on “Dilemmas of European Integration following Brexit,” Komorowski joined Polish faculty, visiting scholars, staff, and students for a luncheon, took a tour of campus, and met with Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter and Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs Joanna Regulska.

Humphrey Fellow Brings Real-World Experience to UC Davis Course

Abdi Ahmed Mohamed, one of the 11 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows at UC Davis for 2017-18, shares details of his agricultural rehabilitation project with UC Davis graduate students.

Last Stop Before Nepal

After sending a flurry of emails to the professors leading the trip and receiving texts from several friends (“Liz! A hands-on seminar on sustainability, community development, and technology in Nepal? This trip sounds like something you’d like!”), I sat in the office of Nancy Erbstein, faculty member in the Human Ecology Department, and talked about the possibilities. And while we spoke in speculative language, there was no doubt in my mind where I would be spending my winter break.

Ford Foundation Supports UC Davis Efforts to Help Refugees Reclaim Right to Education

The University of California, Davis, will use a $500,000 core grant from the Ford Foundation to develop Article 26 Backpack, a cloud-based “ecosystem” to help refugees and other vulnerable young people reclaim their education. In collaboration with Global Affairs at UC Davis, the project brings together the expertise of the campus and three partners: the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, one of the oldest and most important universities in the Middle East; and leading educational software firm iQ4.

Journeys in Bhutan: from Fulbright Scholar to Study Abroad Leader

Global Affairs Director of Sponsored Programs and Special Projects reflects on her experiences in Bhutan—in the past as a Fulbright Scholar and in the present as a Global Affairs Seed Grant awardee—and looks ahead to the future as she will be bringing the inaugural cohort of UC Davis students to study abroad there.

New Humphrey Fellows Bring Public Service Skills to UC Davis

The newest cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows has officially arrived on campus. This year’s fellows come to UC Davis from 11 countries to advance their leadership and professional skills through public service collaborations while enhancing their academic knowledge through non-degree coursework.

International Achievers: Kornbluth, Mitcham, Bennett

Kurt Kornbluth and Elizabeth Mitcham are the recipients of UC Davis’ inaugural Chancellor’s International Engagement Achievement Awards, while Alan Bennett received an honorable mention.

UC Davis is #2 in the Nation for the Number of Recipients for the Summer Gilman Scholarship

30 UC Davis students were awarded a total of $97,500, moving UC Davis from #4 in the nation for the number of summer Gilman Award recipients to #2 in the nation. 

GIS Hero: Karen Beardsley, Global Affairs

Karen Beardsley writes about her experience using GIS and its power to connect the world and make advancements in conservation.

UC Davis leads project to improve local wines (Chile)

The U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Carol Perez, visits the UC Davis-Chile "Centro de Extensión Vitivinícola del Sur" in partnership with INIA Quilmapu U Concepcion.

 Aggie Newspaper Interview with Incoming Chancellor Gary May

Gary May expresses strong support for the "Global Education for All" initiative, spearheaded by Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor for Global Affairs, Joanna Regulska.

International Center Ready for Debut

The three-story building houses three Global Affairs units, the vice provost-associate chancellor's office, Study Abroad, and Services for International Students and Scholars; and UC Davis Extension’s Center for International Education.

‘Something Very Important Is Happening Here Today’ (International Center Grand Opening)

The International Center held its grand opening ceremony last Friday (April 21, 2017) in the same multipurpose room where 2½ months ago the Office of Global Affairs held a forum on President Donald Trump’s first set of executive orders on immigration. John Garamendi, member of Congress, gave the keynote at the International Center’s Grand Opening.

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