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Global Aggies: Venturing Across Cultural and Virtual Landscapes

March 02, 2021
Christal Juarez, a recent UC Davis Letters and Science grad in anthropology and international relations, shares the impact of her global learning experiences while at UC Davis and explains the importance of accessible global education for all students. Read about Christal's global learning journey.

Spotlight on Student-Led Projects Advancing Global Education for All

February 26, 2021
The 2020-21 UC Davis Global Education for All Fellows are working together and with others across and beyond UC Davis to advance Global Education for All, a campus goal aiming to provide 100% of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with global learning opportunities that change their lives and our world. In addition to providing input into the Global Education for All Steering Committee work – such as future course development – the fellows are leading projects of their own based on their backgrounds and interests.

SDG Action and Awareness Week at UC Davis Features Student Event in Partnership with Earth University, Other Conversations Around Global Challenges

February 22, 2021
UC Davis Global Affairs will celebrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action and Awareness Week, March 1-5, 2021, with a collection of events spotlighting UC Davis’ commitment to addressing global challenges through the SDGs, including a student event hosted on March 3 by Global Affairs SDG interns and students from Earth University in Costa Rica.

Global Aggies: Researching Local Agriculture and Water Challenges for Global Solutions

February 16, 2021
After completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees at UC Davis' College of Engineering, Nisha Marwaha accepted a job at the nonprofit WorldFish, based in Malaysia, to help improve fisheries and aquaculture. Read on to learn about her water scarcity research and how local partnerships help support the global UN Sustainable Development Goals.

UC Davis Begins Voluntary Review of Global Sustainable Development Goals

February 10, 2021
Aligning with its mission as a public, land-grant, and comprehensive research university, UC Davis is embarking on a ‘Voluntary University Review’ of its engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, known as SDGs. Led by UC Davis Global Affairs, Office of Sustainability, and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the process of developing the Voluntary University Review report will cover UC Davis’ education, research, service, and operations to measure UC Davis progress and inform future strategies in addressing the SDGs.

UC Davis World Food Center to Co-host UFWH Summit 2021

January 11, 2021
The University of California, Davis’ World Food Center will co-host the virtual student summit 2021 of Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) alongside the University of California Global Food Initiative and the Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources in partnership with the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University. The summit’s theme is One Health. One Planet., and it will take place on March 25 and 26, 2021.

UC Davis - Latin America and the Caribbean Spotlight: Professor Develops Courses on Indigenous Caribbean

December 18, 2020
UC Davis Professor Beth Rose Middleton, chair of the Native American Studies Department in the College of Letters and Science, has long had an interest in the Caribbean. A 2020 Global Affairs Seed Grant has allowed Professor Middleton to develop courses on the Indigenous Caribbean and to develop exchanges and collaborations with Garifuna leaders.

UC Davis - Latin America and the Caribbean Spotlight: Graduate Students Explore Indigenous Languages

December 18, 2020
When COVID-19 dashed plans for international research, six UC Davis students who focus on Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean immersed themselves in language training. Funded by the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas and the College of Letters and Science, two students studied Haitian Creole and four students studied Indigenous languages, Embera (Colombia), Nahuatl (Mexico), Quechua (Peru and Ecuador), and Unangam Tunuu (Unangax language, Alaska).

Top 20 Stories of 2020

December 16, 2020
Although this year has brought unprecedented challenges, Global Affairs remains proud to welcome the world to UC Davis and connect UC Davis with the world, albeit virtually at the moment. As we leave 2020 behind, we celebrate the Global Affairs news and announcements featured this year with this top 20 of 2020.

UC Davis Students Put Engineering and Professional Skills Into Global Practice

December 10, 2020
In the remote learning environment, students in a UC Davis University Writing Program engineering writing class have a new way to engage in global collaborations. Ten small-scope, high-impact projects offered by companies based in Germany, Austria, Spain, Ireland, and Mexico are giving undergraduate engineering students in UWP102E the opportunity to put professional writing and communication skills into practice.

Anthropology and International Relations Alumna Earns Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

December 09, 2020
A recent UC Davis College of Letters and Science graduate has been awarded a prestigious Marshall Scholarship, a decades-old British government program that pays for American students to pursue advanced degrees at British universities. Valencia Scott (B.A., anthropology and international relations, ’20) will pursue a doctorate in criminology at the University of Oxford, where she will focus her studies on the criminalization of Black immigrants. She is planning a career in international human rights law.

UC Davis Students Earn Marshall Scholarships

December 07, 2020
Two UC Davis students have been awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarships in a decades-old British government program that pays for American students to pursue advanced degrees at British universities.