As mayor of the city of Davis from 2016 through 2018, Robb Davis was tasked with guiding the city through a divisive and turbulent time in national politics that at times played out locally. As mayor, Davis approached that challenge by trying to “help people work together to solve problems,” he said. It’s a common thread that runs through his new work at UC Davis.
UC Davis is celebrating International Education Week from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22, 2019 — a nationally recognized event resulting from a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This week is a result of “efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences,” according to the International Education Week website.
The 2020 U21 Awards have been won by remarkable leaders; Dr Diana Farmer from the University of California, Davis and Lydie Faure-Kilgannon from The University of Auckland. The U21 Awards recognise individual or team efforts in a U21 university, particularly the development of innovative or extraordinary projects within international Higher Education. The Awards celebrate the work of individuals who demonstrate a true global vision in higher education, who have furthered effective international opportunities for students and staff and improved collaboration within the university and with external partners.
Global Affairs and the Global Learning Hub — formerly the Study Abroad Office — have introduced an extensive array of study abroad and internship programs led by UC Davis faculty for the 2019-20 school year. Antarctica, Lebanon and Tanzania are three notable destinations added to UC Davis’ overarching global reach.
Wesley Young earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at UC Davis and his Ph.D. in international relations at UC Berkeley. He has been with UC Davis Global Affairs since 2003 and is now Director of Services for International Students and Scholars.
Rector Ignacio Sánchez, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile traveled UC Davis to hold a series of meetings with UC Davis leaders to assess the current relationship and joint work being pursued by both institutions in various departments and also to strengthen opportunities for continuing the internationalization of UC.
University College Dublin (UCD) and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) have today signed an agreement of co-operation. The agreement, to further develop education, research, innovation and cultural links between the both institutions, builds on a strategic partnership agreement signed in September 2014.
Julia Ann Easley, a spokeswoman for UC—Davis, says the school provides international students with a lot of information about transportation options, such as using the school's vintage double-decker buses from London. She says the school's International Student and Scholar Handbook, a web resource downloadable as a PDF, offers comprehensive information about transportation. The handbook addresses questions like: "Where can I get a bicycle?" "What are car shares?" and "Can I drive legally in California?"
UC Davis welcomed its 29th cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program participants on Aug. 13 — 11 accomplished mid-career professionals from 11 different countries who are spending the 2019-20 academic year strengthening their professional skills, improving their leadership abilities, and engaging in meaningful collaboration.