Global Affairs hopes to fill the committee with two students from each college, graduate, and professional school. Participation involves two meetings per month for undergraduate advisors and one or two meetings per month for graduate and professional students. Professional development and networking opportunities will also be provided.
The Latinx Health Internship Program, a partnership between UC Davis Study Abroad (a unit of Global Affairs) and Child Health Family International, has been named “Diversity and Inclusion Champion” in international education for 2019.
With an extra boost in funding after winning the competition's Global Poverty Alleviation Award sponsored by the Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs during the Graduate School of Management's 2018 Big Bang! Business competition, Scott He and Nicolle Ma are improving jaundice treatment on a global scale.
Seminars abroad are one of many new opportunities envisioned as UC Davis moves toward a goal of giving every student some global exposure before graduation, an initiative dubbed Global Education for All.
Myriah Smith ’16 is an advocate for human rights. As an international relations major in UC Davis’ College of Letters and Science, she chose the peace and security track because it resonated most with her passion for securing the rights of people affected by conflicts, political violence, and ethnically/religiously targeted discrimination. But Smith knew what she wanted to study long before she was a student at UC Davis.
Thanks to UC Davis’ selection as one of 30 campuses across the world to support Millennium Fellows through the 2018–19 academic year, 14 student leaders are gaining leadership training opportunities and direct experience in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a collection of 17 goals that address global challenges—on campus.
A team of students from the University of California, Davis, has won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize and a $500,000 prize for creating a “chatbot” that can converse engagingly with humans on a range of topics such as entertainment, sports, politics, technology and fashion.