Below are some UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opportunities (events, competitions, courses, and funding) for Spring 2021. Please share widely and always feel free to reach out with questions and ideas about UC Davis SDG engagement.
An international team that includes Newcastle University's Professor John Mathers with UC Davis Professors Francene Steinberg and Mark Cooper, is celebrating their successful application to the competitive Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals.
On April 28 at 10-11 a.m. (PDT), join us for a panel discussion co-hosted by Earth University with faculty experts from UC Davis, Earth University (Costa Rica), Newcastle University (England), and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), who are working on agriculture, food, nutrition, and related global issues will participate in the Global Conversation Series. This virtual panel discussion will address SDG 2: Zero Hunger.
As UC Davis continues to expand its global reach and we all increase our global connections, we want to ensure your work is plugged into campus initiatives and programs. We also want to ensure members of our university community are recognized for the global impact of their work. One campus initiative underway involves building partnerships around the world that advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To that end, we are pleased to share that UC Davis is pursuing a Voluntary University Review to assess how our university is contributing to the UN SDGs, bring together campus strengths, and inform strategies moving forward. We hope you will join us in this process.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) announces the National Academy for International Education, the first learned society dedicated to international education. The Academy is an honorary society and think tank made up of distinguished leaders actively engaged in shaping international education and generating knowledge to advance the field. A small group of international education leaders supported IIE in forming the initial framework for the Academy, including UC Davis Global Affairs Vice Provost and Dean Joanna Regulska.
Below are some UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opportunities (events, competitions, courses, and funding) for winter and spring 2021. Please share widely and always feel free to reach out with questions and ideas about UC Davis SDG engagement.
A friendly global rivalry between undergraduate biochemistry students at UC Davis and at University College Dublin, Ireland, is being launched in memory of plant biochemist Eric Conn (1923-2017), a UC Davis professor emeritus of molecular and cellular biology and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
UC Davis Professor Beth Rose Middleton, chair of the Native American Studies Department in the College of Letters and Science, has long had an interest in the Caribbean. A 2020 Global Affairs Seed Grant has allowed Professor Middleton to develop courses on the Indigenous Caribbean and to develop exchanges and collaborations with Garifuna leaders.
As part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats program, the PREDICT project at UC Davis made significant progress in understanding what’s going on in wildlife with regard to different viruses that could spill over and cause disease in humans, like coronaviruses. As the sister project of PREDICT, the One Health Workforce — Next Generation project is now underway and dedicated to training One Health practitioners to prevent future pandemics through connected global networks—thanks in part to a USAID award of $85 million.