Global Centers

APLU Names University of California, Davis Platinum Award Winner of 2020 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research, & Engagement

In recognition of its extraordinary global learning, research, and engagement efforts, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of California, Davis the Platinum Award level winner of the 2020 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The Platinum Award is APLU’s highest-level award granted to a member institution in recognition of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campus.

Fall Remote Internship Opportunity: Global Centers, Latin America and Caribbean

The Global Center for Latin America and Caribbean Intern will work closely with the Faculty Director and with the Global Centers team in Global Affairs to support three main areas of work: Information Sharing and Coordination on Campus and in the Region; Facilitating Student and Faculty Opportunities with the Region; Outreach to Develop Partnerships, Collaborations, and Dialogue.

What is Global Affairs at UC Davis?

What is Global Affairs at UC Davis? To answer the commonly asked question, in short, Global Affairs is the central resource at UC Davis for advancing the university’s mission through global engagements and partnerships. Our mission is simple yet powerful: to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement. We’re here to help you take your global interests or pursuits to the next level, whether on campus, in the region, or across the world. With that said, here are five key things to know about Global Affairs at UC Davis.

The Changing Role of the SIO: New Directions in Internationalization and Student Success

Change is inevitable. Senior international officers (SIOs) must keep up with these shifts, facilitating access to global learning that prepares each and every one of our students for current and future challenges and opportunities. We must also ensure that we recognize and cultivate the capabilities of our students coming to campus with significant experiences navigating across cultures and systems.

New Executive Director and Academic Director Appointed for UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center

The UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center (UC Davis Chile) within Global Affairs has appointed two new leaders: Lovell “Tu” Jarvis, a professor emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the faculty director of Global Centers for Latin America and the Caribbean, has been named the center’s Executive Director, and Dario Cantu, associate professor of systems biology and Louis P. Martini Endowed chair in viticulture, has been named the center’s Academic Director.