Blum Center

News and announcements about the Blum Center for Developing Economies

Global Experiences Take Students to All 7 Continents

May 23, 2019
Global academic projects and internships, study abroad, and international research do more than help you to reach your academic goals. They also broaden your horizons through exposure to hands-on experiences and new cultures in diverse settings. At UC Davis, students are gaining skills and partnering with collaborators in all corners of the world.

Global Aggies: What Does it Mean to be an Other?

April 30, 2019
Radhika Marwaha is a second year international student from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Encouraged by her parents and grandparents to pursue a higher education in the United States, she came to UC Davis to study, but also to find a sense of belonging.

The Many Flavors Cacao

April 26, 2019
UC Davis students and experts are working to better understand cacao, a vital ingredient necessary not only to chocolate production, but to many people across the world. A part of the pursuit is sharing knowledge to better understand the complex challenges and issues in the wide world of chocolate production. Graduate student and Blum Center grantee Madeline Weeks studies the social, economic and environmental dimensions of fine flavors of cacao and chocolate.

Big Ideas: Connecting Across Continents

March 20, 2019
As UC Davis prepares students for an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, the university has a new vision to provide a meaningful global education to all students, regardless of financial circumstances, ability to travel or other considerations.

UC Davis Alumni Using Solar Power to Fight Jaundice on Global Scale

January 11, 2019
With an extra boost in funding after winning the competition's Global Poverty Alleviation Award sponsored by the Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs during the Graduate School of Management's 2018 Big Bang! Business competition, Scott He and Nicolle Ma are improving jaundice treatment on a global scale.

Global Education Initiative in process at UC Davis

November 23, 2018
The Global Education Initiative is a program being developed by UC Davis Global Affairs that intends to incorporate the realities of a globally-connected world into UC Davis students’ education.

Africa comes to Davis

October 23, 2018
Tese Foundation and the UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs present the Inaugural African Lioness Symposium to the Davis/Sacramento area.