Faculty & Scholar News

Discovering Curiosity: The Buggy Scent of Desire with Distinguished Professor Walter Leal

May 30, 2019
Distinguished Professor Walter Leal’s interest in insect olfaction started with a general interest in chemistry. Raised in the coastal city of Recife, Brazil, he became entranced with the subject thanks to his high school chemistry teacher Aloisio Sotero, who later held various government appointments including Minister of Education.

Diverse Perspectives, One Global Classroom

May 22, 2019
Through its newly launched Curriculum Enhancement Through Global Learning program, Global Affairs offers a professional learning opportunity for faculty looking to ensure their course content and teaching is preparing students to become global citizens. The program sparked a virtual classroom collaboration for one such faculty member.

Protecting Small Farms in Mozambique From Drought

April 12, 2019
A UC Davis team of agricultural economists is testing whether insured seeds can increase food security for farmers who regularly risk losing crops to extreme weather. In Mozambique, this includes flooding from a rare but catastrophic cyclone like Idai in 2019 but is more likely to be extreme drought that can strike in any year.

Bringing the Best and Brightest: Chancellor’s Awardee Acknowledged for Helping International Scholars Come to UC Davis

March 19, 2019
One of the honorees this year was Jennifer Aten, a human resources analyst in the Department of Neurology at UC Davis Health. She was nominated by the international scholar services team working within Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) for her exemplary service and tremendous impact on our international scholar community, as well as the campus community.

APRU's APWiL Confirms its Two New Co-Chairs

March 19, 2019
The new APRU APWiL Co-Chairs are seeking to build on the program’s foundation over the past four years by designing the program’s future activities around members’ needs and expectations.

International Women’s Day: celebrating women of intled

March 08, 2019

By Viggo Stacey, The PIE News

"To help celebrate International Women’s Day, which aims to raise awareness against gender bias, we have selected some highlights from our recent Chats with inspiring women from the international education sector, to emphasise the insight they have offered us and you, our readers.

Message from the Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor: Surveying UC Davis Faculty Expertise with UN Sustainable Development Goals

March 01, 2019
Global Affairs is seeking information on the work of UC Davis faculty and scholars to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs align closely with UC Davis areas of excellence across multiple disciplines, and we are hoping to learn and share about ongoing work at all levels – international and within the U.S., California, and locally.