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Global Aggies Blog: Aggie Compass Provides Resources to All

UC Davis’ actions toward promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on campus have become more apparent on a student level over the years as students find opportunities to contribute to addressing global challenges on a local level. One example of these actions is how student volunteers engage in the SDGs at the Aggie Basic Needs Center.

Worldwide Leaders Convene to Protect and Advance Global Biodiversity

UC Davis hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation University Leaders’ Forum Monday (Nov. 13), bringing together nearly 100 international environmental leaders to discuss sustaining and strengthening biodiversity amid climate change. The forum, “Investing in Tomorrow’s Biodiversity,” highlighted UC Davis’ efforts to make a positive impact on the environment.

Building Communities With History

I am Kara Roopsingh, and I am from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. I would like to start off by inviting you all to say thank you. Yes, go ahead and say thank you.

You’re welcome!

You’re probably wondering why you just thanked me, and I am going to tell you in a minute.

‘Face to Face’: Standardizing Student Advising

Global Learning Advising and Outreach Coordinator, Stephanie Zarate, engages in a conversation with campus leader, Kayton Carter, as they join Chancellor May for an episode of "Face to Face with Chancellor May." Read an excerpt of the article below and follow the link to read the original article. 

APWiL Mentoring Program 3rd Cohort Concludes, Having Promoted Teaching and Learning in Both Directions

The APRU APWiL Mentoring Program, co-chaired by UC Davis and Universiti Malaya, recently wrapped up another successful year of fostering women's leadership across APRU institutions. Read an excerpt of the article below and follow the link to read the original article.

The APWiL Mentoring Program 3rd Cohort wrapped up on October 11 with a virtual graduation ceremony kick-started with a keynote speech by Prof.

UCD Crowdfund to Help Threatened Scholars

UC Davis scholar, Pamir Hazem, shares the impact of Crowdfund UC Davis on his family's life. Fleeing to Pakistan and Rwanda after the Taliban invaded Afghanistan, Hazem was finally able to move to Davis thanks to the help of the Global Community Emergency Fund. Read a summary from The Davis Enterprise below and follow the link to read the original article.

When the Taliban took over Afghanistan, Pamir Hazem, a practicing attorney, was silenced and threatened. 

UC Davis Releases First Global Strategic Plan

The University of California, Davis, released its first global strategic plan that creates a five-year global vision for the institution in support of the campus strategic plan, “To Boldly Go.”  This plan focuses on strategies and actions that the campus will undertake to strengthen and accelerate its global contributions.  

Travel Announcement: Middle East and North Africa

On October 20, 2023 the University of California Office of the President released a letter regarding travel in the Middle East and North Africa. “In recent weeks, we have seen an escalating security risk within the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Region, including anti-Israel and anti-United States protests and violence in several countries. Due to this heightened risk and our concern for the health and safety of University of California students, faculty, and staff, I am directing the UC community to avoid all non-essential travel to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region for the foreseeable future.”

Checking In With Chancellor May: Standing With You

To the UC Davis Community:

Nearly two weeks ago, LeShelle and I awoke to the distressing news of horrific attacks on Israel. The actions of Hamas are morally reprehensible and indefensible. Since then, we've remained deeply troubled by the continuing violence in the region, including the devastating loss of civilian Palestinian lives in Gaza and the escalation of the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. We affirm the human rights of all people and the ability for everyone to live a peaceful and dignified life.

Statement on Comments Attributed to a Member of Faculty

I absolutely condemn the posts attributed to a UC Davis faculty member that recently appeared on the social media platform X. I find the comments revolting in every way, and I disagree wholeheartedly with them.

UC Davis rejects all forms of violence and discrimination, as they are antithetical to the values of our university. We strive to foster a climate of equity and justice built on mutual understanding and respect for all members of the community.

Statement on the Terrorist Attacks on Israeli Citizens and the Violence in the Gaza Strip

To the Aggie Community:

Our community is reeling and in pain from the terror and escalating violence we are witnessing in Israel and in the Gaza Strip. Especially horrific is the use of hostages and the great losses of both Israeli and Palestinian civilian lives. We stand in support of our Jewish and Muslim communities. We deeply mourn this catastrophic loss of life and the destruction of many families and futures.