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Global Aggies: Weaving Together One Health Collaborations Around the World

November 24, 2020
As part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats program, the PREDICT project at UC Davis made significant progress in understanding what’s going on in wildlife with regard to different viruses that could spill over and cause disease in humans, like coronaviruses. As the sister project of PREDICT, the One Health Workforce — Next Generation project is now underway and dedicated to training One Health practitioners to prevent future pandemics through connected global networks—thanks in part to a USAID award of $85 million.

UC Davis Earns APLU’s Platinum Award for Global Learning, Research and Engagement

November 10, 2020
The University of California, Davis, has been named as the only university to earn the 2020 Platinum Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research and Engagement from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, or APLU. As the highest honor from APLU’s Commission on International Initiatives, the award recognizes UC Davis’ institutional achievement in developing and implementing comprehensive and inclusive strategies across global learning, research and engagement.

Early Big-Game Hunters of the Americas Were Female, Researchers Suggest

November 04, 2020
For centuries, historians and scientists mostly agreed that when early human groups sought food, men hunted and women gathered.  However, a 9,000-year-old female hunter burial in the Andes Mountains of South America reveals a different story, according to new research conducted at the University of California, Davis.

Humanizing Deportation: The Faces of Contemporary Migration

October 29, 2020
Robert Irwin, a professor at University of California, Davis, has been working on a community-based digital storytelling project, Humanizing Deportation/Humanizando la Deportación, since 2016. The project website describes their mission and contains over 300 digital stories of more than 250 different people. These testimonial audiovisual shorts focus on the issues that migrants want to highlight regarding their experiences and their thoughts on the contemporary phenomenon of mass deportation.

UC Davis and APRU Partner to Pilot Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership Mentoring Program

October 27, 2020
The University of California, Davis, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), along with nine other APRU member institutions have launched the pilot of the Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Mentoring Program. The year-long pilot program is bringing together 30 mentor and mentee participants from 10 universities around the Pacific Rim region to grow the pipeline of aspiring women leaders, increase awareness of challenges that aspiring women leaders face, and introduce global and intercultural dimensions of women leadership across the APRU network and beyond.

UC Davis Students Share How They’ve Embraced Global Learning During Summer 2020

October 27, 2020
Committed to educating the next generation of problem solvers and change makers, UC Davis is working towards Global Education for All—a goal aiming to provide 100% of our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with global learning opportunities that change their lives and our world. Here are some ways students engaged in remote global learning this summer.

Nigerian American Artist Will Give Thiebaud Endowed Lecture

October 26, 2020
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, whose art negotiates the cultural terrain between her adopted home in the United States and her native Nigeria through collage and photo transfer-based paintings, will give the seventh annual Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture at University of California, Davis, on Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m.

5 Ways to Engage with Global Challenges at UC Davis

October 20, 2020
As students at UC Davis, it may seem daunting to try to multitask coursework, extracurriculars, and personal lives while pushing for the achievement of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. By recognizing ways we are already engaged, we can begin to recognize how these goals are relevant to our lives as students and utilize this common agenda as a local and global call to action. No need to fear a possible added workload. Here are five ways UC Davis students can take action.

Plant Pathologist Pamela Ronald Named GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Laureate

October 19, 2020
Pamela Ronald, distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis, and with the UC Davis Genome Center, has been named a 2020 World Agriculture Prize laureate by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences, or GCHERA. She becomes the first woman whose work is recognized by the award.

LAURELS: Nepal Program ‘Highly Commended’

October 12, 2020
UC Davis’ Seminar Abroad in Nepal recently earned “highly commended” status in the category of Progressive Education Delivery, as judged by Professionals in International Education, or PIE, an independent media, recruitment and events company.

Briefing Paper: The Future of International Education: Leadership Perspectives from Around the World

October 08, 2020
IIE and UC Davis created the Future of International Education: Leadership Perspectives from Around the World as an online series for candid discussion among senior university leaders, to facilitate region-specific and global insights about how the pandemic is reshaping global engagement for higher education. Based on the series, this briefing paper covers four key themes for the future of international education.

UC Davis and UNSW Sydney Partner to Feed a Growing Population

October 06, 2020
In July 2020, the University of California, Davis, and UNSW Sydney signed a new partnership in food and nutrition science and engineering. The relationship will focus on student exchange, research collaboration and the pursuit of joint funding opportunities, with an emphasis on food systems.

Announcing the Inaugural UC Davis Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals

October 06, 2020
The inaugural forum is set for October 21 3-4 p.m., is open to the UC Davis community, and will be hosted on Zoom. It will showcase UC Davis activities that contribute to the SDGs—featuring faculty and student presentations—and provide specific resources and upcoming opportunities.Registration is free and is open to members of the UC Davis community including faculty, researchers, scholars, staff, students, and alumni.

UC Davis Named a Finalist of Two PIE News International Education Awards

September 29, 2020
UC Davis has been named a finalist for two PIEoneer Awards, which celebrate innovation and achievement across all components of international education, by The PIE News, a leading independent media company for a global community of professionals. For the 2020 awards, UC Davis has been selected as a finalist of the Progressive Education Delivery Award and the Sustainability International Impact Award.