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Can We Grow One of the World's Largest Food Crops Without Fertilizer?

August 07, 2018
Alan Bennett, distinguished professor of plant sciences at UC Davis and executive director of UC Davis Chile, is part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from UC Davis, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Mars, Incorporated that has made a remarkable discovery: an indigenous variety of Mexican corn that can also fix nitrogen from the atmosphere, instead of requiring synthetic fertilizers.

Mandela Fellows Find Spirit of Community Engagement Through Service

August 02, 2018
Community service is one cornerstone of the Mandela Washington Fellowship and during their six weeks in California, the 25 young African leaders at UC Davis explored a myriad of ways to uplift and give back to the local communities. In total, the 2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows planted 30 trees in Woodland, pruned and mulched 59 trees along the Davis greenbelt, harvested 960 pounds of produce and volunteered eight hours to prepare and serve meals for Davis Community Meals.

Global Affairs Faculty and Staff Garner Awards and Grants, Publish Books

July 20, 2018
Four Global Affairs faculty and staff members have earned awards or published books recently: Zachary Frieders, director of Study Abroad; Suad Joseph, distinguished research professor in anthropology and gender, sexuality and women’s studies, and chair and founder of University of California, Davis, Arab Region (UCDAR) Consortium; Ermias Kebreab, associate vice provost of Global Affairs and professor and Sesnon endowed chair of animal science; and Joanna Regulska, vice provost and associate chancellor of Global Affairs and professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies.

UC Davis Honors International Community at Graduation Celebration

July 02, 2018
To give guests—ranging from family, friends, and colleagues to academic advisors, local officials, and members of the UC Davis Police Department—greater insight into international student experiences and perspectives, two graduates shared their stories. Titcho Farima Kone Kito of Burkina Faso spoke on behalf of the undergraduate class and Zidong Li of China represented graduate students.

UC Davis Launches Digital Tool in Lebanon to Help Syrian Refugees Reclaim Right to Education

June 12, 2018
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.

New Policy Requires Registration of International Travel

June 05, 2018
UC Davis has enacted a new policy on international travel, laying out the campus’s registration requirement for trips abroad and setting rules for “high-risk” travel. The policy aims to promote the safety and security of UC Davis travelers abroad and ensure that appropriate risk mitigation procedures are applied to “high-risk” travel.

A Busy Spring for UC Davis Humphrey Fellows: Meeting Former Presidents and Seeing Giant Pandas

June 02, 2018
Over the past four decades or so, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows have traveled from all over the world to American universities—including the University of California, Davis—for professional and leadership development. The Humphrey Fellows also find time for traveling within the United States, and this past spring, the UC Davis Fellows traveled to Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia.