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UC Davis Alumni Using Solar Power to Fight Jaundice on Global Scale

January 11, 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.

UC Davis Meets Final HSI Criteria

January 07, 2019
Students from historically underrepresented groups — African American, Native American and Chicano/Latino — represented 32.6 percent of both the entering class and all undergraduates who are residents of the United States.

Educating the Global Citizen

January 07, 2019
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.

International Relations Majors Seek Peace and Security through Global Learning

December 20, 2018
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.

Deadly Marburg Virus Found in Sierra Leone Bats

December 20, 2018
Scientists have discovered Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone. This is the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Five Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested positive for active Marburg virus infection. Scientists caught the bats separately in three health districts: Moyamba, Koinadugu and Kono.

Faculty Director of Global Centers Appointed for Latin America and the Caribbean

December 18, 2018
The UC Davis Global Centers initiative— which aims to leverage campus strengths and expand mutually-beneficial partnerships in regions around the world—is set to move forward with the appointment of Lovell “Tu” Jarvis as the Faculty Director of Global Centers for Latin America and the Caribbean. Jarvis will bring strategic leadership to the development the first UC Davis Global Center, building on existing partnerships and linkages in the region.

First-Ever UC Davis Millennium Fellows Creating More Awareness of UN Goals on Campus

December 10, 2018
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.

2018 UC Davis Fulbright Afghanistan Leadership Seminar

December 06, 2018
This fall, UC Davis hosted 56 Afghan Fulbright Students from universities across the United States for a weekend of presentations, cultural exchanges, leadership sessions, and exploration.

Student Team Wins Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence Challenge

November 27, 2018
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.

Trying leafy greens from a sweet potato plant

November 19, 2018
In Ethiopia, where sweet potatoes can be a staple crop, UC Davis graduate student Lauren Howe recently helped farmers taste test the leaves and consider this familiar crop in a new culinary light.

UC Davis Streamlines Services for International Students and Scholars

November 14, 2018
At UC Davis, Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) processes and provides support to these individuals, over 8,000 of whom fall under the regulations of the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

Engineering Graduate Students Travel to Germany for Biophotonics Exchange Program

November 13, 2018
Six UC Davis Ph.D. students from the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group traveled to Jena, Germany this September for a weeklong summer school on clinical biophotonics. These students attended lectures, visited cutting-edge research labs and presented their research to their German peers and leading experts in the field while immersing themselves in German culture.

Learning From Gorillas to Save Killer Whales

November 07, 2018
Building on work begun by primatologist Dian Fossey of Gorillas in the Mist fame, Gorilla Doctors, a program led by the University of California, Davis, has been providing personalized veterinary care to these animals in the wild since the late 2000s.

My Trip to America: Fulbright Scholar’s Impressions of the USA

November 07, 2018
Rovshan Abbasov, from Khazar University in Azerbaijan, spent the 2010-11 academic year in the United States on a Fulbright scholarship. The following details memories of his time in the U.S. and at UC Davis.