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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.

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.

5 Ways to Get a Global Perspective for Better Career Options

May 30, 2018
Increasingly, employers are looking for students who understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities that come with globalization. So, how can students prepare for professional and personal success in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world? Here are five of the many ways to gain a global perspective, open doors to new career options and make friends along the way.

Can Seaweed Cut Methane Emissions on Dairy Farms?

May 24, 2018
Seaweed may be the super food dairy cattle need to reduce the amount of methane they burp into the atmosphere. Early results from the research of Ermias Kebreab, animal science professor and Sesnon Endowed Chair in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and associate vice provost in Global Affairs at the University of California, Davis, indicate that just a touch of the ocean algae in cattle feed could dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions from California’s 1.8 million dairy cows.

UC Davis Among Top Producers for Gilman Scholarships for Programs Abroad

May 07, 2018
UC Davis was recently recognized as a top producer of Gilman scholars for 2016-17 with the third highest number — at 47 — among universities with more than 15,000 undergraduates. Supporting students in applying for the Gilman grants is among the ways UC Davis is helping more students of diverse backgrounds experience a global education — from introducing shorter intersession seminars abroadto creating intercultural experiences locally. Global Affairs at UC Davis is championing “Global Education for All” as one of the Big Ideas for the university’s next comprehensive fundraising campaign.

UC Davis and Hort Innovation in Australia unite to meet global horticulture challenges

April 26, 2018
The grower-owned Research and Development Corporation, Hort Innovation, has signed a historic co-operative research deal with a leading U.S. research university, ranked among the top in the world for agricultural science programs, to support Australia’s $9.3 billion horticulture industry. The agreement was finalised after Hort Innovation and the University of California, Davis, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).