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Climate Workshop Prepares Humphrey Fellows for Global Change

The UC Davis Humphrey Fellowship Program hosted a climate change communications workshop for Humphrey fellows as UC Davis welcomed 30 Humphrey fellows representing 27 countries from 11 Humphrey host campuses throughout the United States, positioning them to lead compelling conversations about this important topic in their workplaces and home communities around the world.

UC Davis Students Selected for Prestigious Critical Language Scholarships

Five UC Davis students have been recognized by the U.S. Department of State as 2022 Critical Language Scholars (CLS). Gurshan Rai ’23, Moriah Shih ’23, Charles Sills ‘25, Carlie Whiteman ’23, and a fifth student (anonymous) will spend 8-10 weeks this summer mastering critical languages and improving their cultural competency as part of the program.

Graduate Studies Announces 2022 UC Davis Grad Slam Top 10

Graduate Studies is thrilled to announce the 10 finalists that will compete in the 2022 Semi-Final Grad Slam competition at the University of California, Davis. 

In the annual Grad Slam tournament, master’s and doctoral students are challenged to share their research stories, concisely and compellingly, in three minutes or less. The top 10 finalists will present their research to an audience and panel of external judges for a chance to win $2,500.

Diverse Group of 2022 Grant Recipients Advance United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

On March 3, 2022, three research teams were honored with $7,500 in grant funding each to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The grants were announced at the seventh annual Global Affairs International Connections Reception, hosted by Global Affairs, a special event that celebrates the global engagement of UC Davis faculty, staff and scholars. 

Pam Ronald Wins Wolf Prize in Agriculture

UC Davis plant geneticist Pam Ronald has been named the recipient of the 2022 International Wolf Prize in Agriculture, given by the Jerusalem-based Wolf Foundation in recognition of her “pioneering work on disease resistance and environmental stress tolerance in rice.”

UC Davis' Article 26 Backpack Digital Human Rights Tool Expands to Rwanda

With the support of the Mastercard Foundation, UC Davis, in collaboration with the Rwandan-based educational NGO, Kepler, has embarked on a project to learn how the UC Davis Article 26 Backpack can help empower refugees to overcome those barriers in Rwanda and elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. Developed in 2018, Article 26 Backpack is a joint project of UC Human Rights Studies and UC Davis Global Affairs. The multi-lingual tool keeps critical academic and other documents safe, fosters educational and employment mobility, and builds solidarity across different refugee communities through its secure sharing capabilities.

UC Davis Welcomes its 300th Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow

UC Davis celebrates a milestone as it welcomes its 300th Humphrey Fellow, part of its 30th cohort of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The prestigious program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from countries around the world to universities throughout the United States. Twelve fellows from across the globe are spending the 2021-22 academic year in Davis strengthening their professional skills, improving their leadership abilities, and engaging in meaningful collaboration and virtual connections across campus.