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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.

International Consortium Officially Launches Earth BioGenome Project in London

November 02, 2018
Key scientific partners and funders from around the globe gathered in London on Nov. 1 to officially launch the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), a global effort to sequence the genetic code of all the planet’s eukaryotes — some 1.5 million known species, including all plants, animals, protozoa and fungi.

UC Davis Awarded Grant to Support Afghan Fulbright Students

October 25, 2018
Two leadership seminars, one in 2018 and one in 2020, will provide visiting Fulbright Afghanistan Students with the skills necessary to both ease their transition and succeed with their graduate studies in the U.S. and prepare them for re-entry to Afghanistan.

International Conference Keynote Confronts Sexual Harassment in Academia

October 17, 2018
During the 2018 International Research Conference at UC Davis, hosted by Global Affairs, over 200 experts from 22 countries came together to develop strategies for international research collaboration. Presentations covered pioneering research breakthroughs as well as ongoing research developments that have reached levels of urgency. Take the keynote of Mills College President Elizabeth L. Hillman, whose address honed in on sexual harassment in the workplace—and highlighted that such sexual harassment should be viewed every bit as serious as research misconduct.

Meet the 13 UC Davis Fulbright Student Program Finalists of 2018-19

October 13, 2018
For the 2018–19 academic year, 13 UC Davis students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright fellowships—the largest group of Aggies ever awarded—with the recipients’ global footprint stretching from Mexico to Malaysia, Iceland to Taiwan.

Moringa: The Next Superfood

October 09, 2018
Carrie Waterman, a University of California, Davis, natural products chemist (and one of the most recent Global Affairs Seed Grant Recipients) is expanding the reach of the world's next superfood.

Biology on the Emerald Isle: Study Abroad Program Provides Transformative Experiences

October 08, 2018
Joanne Newens entered UC Davis as a nutrition major on the pre-med track. At first, courses in the biological sciences were steppingstones on the path to medical school. She enrolled in prerequisites, spent time studying in the library and attended lectures. But something was missing from her life in academia.

Planting a Seed: What Collaborative Moringa Research Looks Like on the Ground

September 30, 2018
Carrie Waterman, a nutrition researcher in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is one of the most recent UC Davis faculty members to receive a Global Affairs Seed Grant for her proposal “From California to East Africa: Building Collaborations for Innovative Agricultural and Health Development."

Large Stretches of Coral Reefs Can Be Rehabilitated

September 27, 2018
Even after being severely damaged by blast fishing and coral mining, coral reefs can be rehabilitated over large scales using a relatively inexpensive technique, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, in partnership with Mars Symbioscience. This article features former Global Affairs Seed Grant Recipient and Distinguished Professor Susan Williams.

International Research Conference Draws New Perspectives, Sparks New Ideas

September 20, 2018
This September 17 and 18, leaders in research, international education, government and industry converged at UC Davis with a common purpose: developing innovative strategies for international research within today’s rapidly changing political and research environments. The 2018 International Research Conference at UC Davis, hosted by Global Affairs, drew over 200 experts and just as many different perspectives from every corner of the world.