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Marc Schenker Photo: Mexico Magico

The Mexico Mágico: People, Traditions and Color exhibition comprises photos from Associate Vice Provost Marc Schenker from the last 20 years or so, taken during his work missions and other trips. As a physican and professor, Schenker focuses on migration and health, occupational and environmental health, pulmonary disease, and global health research and teaching. The photos will be displayed at an exhibition in the Buehler Alumni Center at the end of August 2013.

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In 2012–13, the position of associate vice provost for outreach and engagement was filled by Professor Marc B. Schenker, M.D., M.P.H. from the Department of Public Health Sciences who helped build partnerships with the global community to advance the goals of UOIP. Some of his special interests include Mexico and Colombia. Associate Vice Provost Schenker worked with centers and institutes to further the University's connections to regional, national, and global communities including the following activities.

  • Linked Undergraduate Admissions and the Mexican Consulate in Natomas to encourage UC Davis' presence at University Day for 1,500 local students.
  • Linked Mathematics Professor Jesus De Loera and Physics Professor Manuel Calderón De La Barca and the Mexican Consulate as a result of the UC Davis-Mexico Country briefing held in fall 2012. This resulted in Mexican student internships to UC Davis with the two professors.
  • Encouraged UOIP Participation in May 6th Mexican Consul General's Mexico Advocacy Day.
  • Provided Community Outreach and Engagement through a photo exhibit at the Mexican Consulate.
  • Hosted meetings regarding Mexico.
  • Worked to develop support for undergraduate and graduate students from Columbia.
  • Provided a linkage between the Humanities Institute and Human Trafficking policy-oriented inquiries.
  • Hosted faculty from the London School of Medicine and Tropical Hygiene to discuss ways to increase impact of faculty research at UC Davis.
  • Published the Fully Engaged newsletter to highlight the local, regional and international outreach and engagement activities across campus.
  • Co-chair of planning committee for UC Global Health Day scheduled for April 27, 2014 (hosted by UC Davis for the first time).