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UC Davis Introduces 12 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Joining Campus in 2022-23

UC Davis welcomes its 31st cohort of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The prestigious program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from countries around the world to host universities throughout the United States. Twelve fellows from 11 different countries will spend the 2022-23 academic year in Davis strengthening their professional skills, improving their leadership abilities, and engaging in meaningful collaboration and connections across campus.

Indonesian Consulates Visit UC Davis in Support of IISMA Students

This month, UC Davis welcomed Prasetyo Hadi, head of mission, Mahmudin Nur Al-Gozaly, consul for information and socio-cultural affairs, and Cindy Claudia German, socio-cultural officer, from the Consulate General of Indonesia in San Francisco to celebrate the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) participants and UC Davis’ collaboration with Indonesian universities.

UC Davis Researcher Represents Early Career Scientists at 2022 Summit of the Americas

From June 6–10, 2022, representatives from 23 countries convened in Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas, focusing on “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future.” The summit brought together government leaders as well as civil society and social actors—including Paulina Carmona-Mora, a research scientist in the Department of Neurology at UC Davis Health, who studies how gene expression changes after a stroke.

UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellowship Inspires Global Change

In June, UC Davis welcomed the 2022 cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows, 25 young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa who are dedicated to promoting positive impact in their home countries. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), administered by the U.S. Department of State. UC Davis is one of 27 campuses across the United States selected to hold an Institute this summer.

Improving Patient Care in Ghana with Lessons from the Mandela Washington Fellowship

I am Marilyn Mawusi Azumah, a senior nursing officer at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana. Health access and improving patient outcomes with better post-discharge care is my passion. My focus is to reduce the complications of non-communicable diseases. Thus, I was inspired to become a Mandela Washington Fellow to receive mentorship on creating sustainable solutions towards these goals. My experience with the program has been wonderful.

International Academic English Joins Global Affairs

International Academic English (IAE) will join with Global Affairs in a phased transition beginning in August. The merger offers expanded opportunities to serve the international and multi-lingual community at UC Davis and support Global Affairs’ mission to “inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement.”

The Irony of Climate Change

As part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program, Fellows develop Ignite Talks, short and poignant speeches that spotlight issues facing their communities, their lives and the world. This is the Ignite Talk delivered by Daniel Oladoja (Nigeria, 2022), in his own words.

I am a harbinger of death!

A messenger of terror!

A prophet of doom!