Faculty & Scholar News

Pam Ronald Returns to Sweden for Honorary Doctorate

July 29, 2019
Pam Ronald, a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, will return to Sweden to receive an appointment as an honorary doctor of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, more than 30 years after receiving her first degree in Sweden, a Master of Science in physiological botany from Uppsala.

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.