The Article 26 Backpack at UC Davis is a new humanitarian tool that displaced people are using to securely store and share documents, such as transcripts and resumes, with universities, scholarship agencies and employers. Nearly 600 people have created virtual backpacks since the project launched in Lebanon this spring.
The complexities of today's world require multifaceted academic partnerships to reap greater benefits for diverse students, faculty, staff, and communities around the world, says Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs Joanna Regulska in the Fall 2018 IIE Networker Magazine.
On August 16, 2018, UC Davis Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs Joanna Regulska and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Rector Ignacio Sánchez met in Santiago, Chile to sign a renewal Agreement of Cooperation and discuss existing and future areas of collaboration.
A team from Information and Educational Technology is behind a very human project that launches this week to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon reclaim their right to education. Web developers did the custom programming for the Article 26 Backpack, a cloud-based platform to help refugees document and share their educational credentials.
Article 26 Backpack, a part of Global Affairs at UC Davis and supported by a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, is named for the article that established the right to education in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nearly 70 years ago. The international consortium behind the project is led by Keith David Watenpaugh, a professor and director of Human Rights Studies at the University of California, Davis.
Energy projects that are helping foster innovations in California and Mexico were highlighted this week at an international luncheon forum co-hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of México of Sacramento for nearly 100 guests.
The grower-owned Research and Development Corporation, Hort Innovation, has signed a historic co-operative research deal with a leading U.S. research university, ranked among the top in the world for agricultural science programs, to support Australia’s $9.3 billion horticulture industry. The agreement was finalised after Hort Innovation and the University of California, Davis, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The University of California, Davis announced a partnership with CSIRO, Australia’s pre-eminent national science organization. The partnership marks the first major collaboration agreement between CSIRO and an American university.
The Peace Corps announced this week that UC Davis ranked No. 25 among large schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 38 Aggies currently volunteering with the Peace Corps worldwide.