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UC Davis Chancellor’s Awardees, Study Abroad Instructors, Faculty Researchers Celebrated for Global Engagement

March 05, 2020
Four faculty and staff members spanning four UC Davis colleges, schools, and units were honored by Chancellor Gary S. May as Chancellor’s Awards for International Engagement recipients. One member of the Academic Senate and one member of the Academic Federation received the Academic Senate’s Excellence in Teaching in Study Abroad Awards. This year’s recipients of various Global Affairs grant and development programs were also announced, including the inaugural Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals.

New Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals Spur Collaboration On Campus and Beyond

March 05, 2020
On campus and around the world, UC Davis faculty, students, and staff are addressing all 17 SDGs in various teaching, research, and service activities. The inaugural Grants for Advancing SDGs support work already underway and spark new partnerships. The five selected projects contribute towards 14 of the SDGs—locally and globally—bringing together more than 10 UC Davis colleges, school, and units, and more than 10 external partners.

Jumana Esau '20 Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

February 26, 2020
Literary scholarship at the nexus of human rights and climate change has earned English major Jumana Esau ’20 a prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship. The scholarship will fully fund Esau to earn her Master of Philosophy in Criticism and Culture at the University of Cambridge, where she plans to study climate fiction with the author Robert Macfarlane.

UC Davis Ranked Among Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

February 26, 2020
The Peace Corps announced today (Feb. 26) that UC Davis ranks No. 23 among large universities on its 2020 list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. Currently, 42 campus alumni are serving as Peace Corps volunteers in countries around the world. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, over 1,550 UC Davis alumni have served as Peace Corps volunteers.

Global Aggies: Serving Nicaraguan Students with Special Needs

February 19, 2020
Last summer, UC Davis biomedical engineering major in the College of Engineering Laura Oelsner traveled to Nicaragua to serve students with special needs and create community programs focused on improving literacy, food security, and vision.

New Campus Eatery Features Global Menu

February 10, 2020
Latitude, UC Davis’ newest dining commons, is a new take on campus cuisine. A global focus guides the menus. Enter the sunlit building, located on Bioletti Way, and see four stations, each offering different cuisines. Visit the Latin American counter for tapado costeño, European for boeuf à la bourguignonne, Asian for miso soup, Middle Eastern and Indian for shawarma chicken.

UC Davis Ranked Among Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

February 10, 2020
The University of California, Davis, is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholars, announced today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. UC Davis ranks among a list of the top 21 highest producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars among doctoral institutions, with seven scholars from UC Davis earning Fulbright awards for 2019-20.

Gain Global Business Experience as a Sociology Major

January 29, 2020
From his first days at UC Davis, Adrian Gonzales '20 knew he wanted to study abroad. This past summer, his dream became reality as he took his education across the pond, traveling to the United Kingdom to study organizational management amidst the international business world.

UC Davis’ New Mantra: Outgrow the Expected

January 28, 2020
UC Davis has gone from University Farm to global education powerhouse, and it’s time to shout about the things that make us great, Chancellor Gary S. May said Monday (Jan. 27) at the 2020 Kickoff Celebration, an unveiling of plans to increase visibility and awareness of UC Davis.

Meet the 2019-20 Global Education for All Fellows

January 27, 2020
The Global Education for All Fellowship is a campuswide student committee created to further develop and implement Global Education for All—a goal aiming to provide 100% of UC Davis undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with global learning opportunities.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship: Fall 2019 Review

January 22, 2020
The 2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows arrived in Davis in August 2019. As visiting scholars, they collaborate and exchange within UC Davis, the Davis community, and the state of California.

Global Aggies: From Davis to Madrid to Washington D.C. He Goes

January 06, 2020
​​​​​​​From Madrid’s Instituto Internacional to the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis, cognitive science major Jorge Murillo has been all about experiential and empirical research. And now he’s embarking on a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore that brain connection. 

My Mandela Washington Fellowship Experience

January 06, 2020
UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellow Winfred Mwende Mutinda (2019, Kenya) shares her experience as part of the six-week program at UC Davis, and how her participation shapes her mission to inspire and lead young people to transform the continent of Africa.

Global Aggies: A Summer Researching in Japan

January 03, 2020
After working alongside two Visiting Fulbright Scholars from Romania and a visiting international scholar from Japan, UC Davis global disease biology major Amanda Nguyen was inspired to apply, and was later selected, for the highly competitive NIGINTERN undergraduate student internship in Japan to continue her research on the neurophysiology of itch and nerves.