Keith Davis Watenpaugh, Professor and Director of UC Davis Human Rights Studies and Director of Article 26 Backpack™, pens IIE (Institute of International Education) Networker article with Article 26 Backpack™ colleagues.
The Peace Corps announced this week that UC Davis ranked No. 25 among large schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 38 Aggies currently volunteering with the Peace Corps worldwide.
As national news regularly draws attention to concerns about international students on United States’ college campuses, The Enterprise sat down with Joanna Regulska, the UC Davis vice provost and associate chancellor of global affairs.
The Article 26 Backpack™ was developed as a new human rights tool for vulnerable student academic and employment mobility. The team behind the backpack, Dr. Keith Watenpaugh of the University of California Davis, working in collaboration with experts at the American University in Beirut, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, has extensive experience working with university-age refugees, especially refugee populations in Lebanon.
Last month, AACRAO staff traveled to Lebanon with human rights experts from University of California-Davis to discuss the development of a cloud-based academic credentials “backpack” to help students fleeing war, economic collapse, or natural disasters.
The internationally-focused intentions of UC Davis fall under the responsibility of Global Affairs, which encompasses programs including Study Abroad and Services for International Students and Scholars. This year, Global Affairs hosted its 15th International Education Week.
The Confucius Institute is a unit of Global Affairs, which seeks to introduce international culture to the Davis community. Every year, the Confucius Institute puts on a multi-performance festivity to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Want to find your calling? Study abroad. So says contemporary Middle East historian Keith Watenpaugh, professor and founding director of the Human Rights Studies Program at the University of California, Davis.