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Ranking Virus Spillover Risk

April 05, 2021
SpillOver is the first open-source risk assessment tool that evaluates wildlife viruses to estimate their zoonotic spillover and pandemic potential. It effectively creates a watchlist of newly discovered viruses to help policymakers and health scientists prioritize them for further characterization, surveillance, and risk-reducing interventions.

Global Affairs Vice Provost and Dean Joanna Regulska Inducted into National Academy for International Education’s Inaugural Class

March 31, 2021
Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of Global Affairs at UC Davis, has been named a founding member of the National Academy for International Education, as announced on March 22 by the Institute of International Education, or IIE. The first learned society of its kind, the National Academy for International Education is an honorary society and think tank made up of distinguished leaders from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, China, Ghana, Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S., among other countries.

Challenge and Conviviality Across the Pond

March 14, 2021
They reached across the ocean, 5,000 miles away, and delighted in the challenge, the congeniality, and the conviviality of the final event in the Eric Conn Memorial Biochemistry Quizzes. The final, last Wednesday (March 10), not only memorialized a UC Davis plant biochemist, but offered “Zoom fatigue relief” for UC Davis undergraduate students and Cardiff University students.

Graduate Studies Announces 2021 UC Davis Grad Slam Finalists

March 09, 2021
Graduate Studies is thrilled to announce the top ten finalists for the 2021 Grad Slam competition at the University of California, Davis.  At UC Grad Slam, master’s and doctoral students across UC campuses are challenged to share their research story, concisely and compellingly, in three minutes or less.

Zoom Relief: UC Davis vs. Cardiff in COVID-19 Quiz

March 09, 2021
In a bit of pandemic relief, while still extending our knowledge of the coronavirus, students from UC Davis and Cardiff University, Wales, will face off in a biochemistry quiz Wednesday (March 10).

2021 Chancellor’s Awardees Honored for Global Engagement at UC Davis and Around the World

March 04, 2021
The sixth annual UC Davis International Connections Reception, hosted by Global Affairs on March 4, brought together the UC Davis community in an online forum to celebrate several award and grants programs, including the 2021 Chancellor’s Awards for International Engagement presented by Chancellor Gary S. May. The awards recognize faculty and staff members for their outstanding international engagement in advancing the university’s teaching, research, and service missions, whether through leading global research projects, collaborating with colleagues around the world, promoting global learning or innovative pedagogy, or facilitating these activities to create positive change.

Leading Pediatric and Fetal Surgeon Diana Farmer Honored for Global Leadership

March 04, 2021
The sixth annual UC Davis International Connections Reception, hosted by Global Affairs on March 4, brought together faculty, staff, scholars, students, special guests, and supporters to celebrate UC Davis’ global achievements. During this year’s online awards ceremony, Chancellor Gary S. May recognized Diana Farmer, chair of the UC Davis Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of UC Davis Children’s Hospital, for earning a 2020 U21 Award for Contribution to Internationalization in Higher Education. The U21 Award, given by the Universitas 21 network, celebrates individuals who demonstrate a true global vision in higher education, further effective international opportunities for students and staff, and improve collaboration within the university and with external partners.

2021 Global Affairs Seed Grant Projects Aim to Solve Global Challenges

March 04, 2021
The sixth annual International Connections Reception, hosted by Global Affairs on March 4, brought together the UC Davis community in an online forum to celebrate several award and grant programs, including the 2021 recipients of Global Affairs Seed Grants for International Activities. These grants are offered in partnership with the Office of Research and the individual colleges and schools to faculty taking on innovative research, service, and engagement projects around the world.

2021 Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Support Collaborations Locally and Globally

March 04, 2021
The sixth annual International Connections Reception, hosted by Global Affairs on March 4, brought together the UC Davis community in an online forum to celebrate several award and grant programs. The event included the announcement of the 2021 recipients of Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals. One grant was reserved for a project that is clearly focused on SDG 10.3: “Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies, and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies, and action in this regard.” Two grants were reserved for CAMPOS and CAMPSSAH Scholars, who have as their mission to encompass the multicultural perspectives of academic faculty in STEM as well as in the social sciences, arts, and humanities—while focusing on expanding the presence of women and underrepresented faculty in those disciplines.

UC Davis Study Abroad Instructors Celebrated for Commitment to Students

March 04, 2021
On March 4, the sixth annual International Connections Reception, hosted by Global Affairs, brought together the UC Davis community in an online forum to celebrate globally engaged faculty, staff, and scholars. The event included the announcement of this year’s Academic Federation and Academic Senate honorees for the Excellence in Teaching in Study Abroad Awards, conferred jointly between the Academic Senate and Global Affairs.