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.
“True gems of Africa” and other speakers are on the program for next week’s African Lioness Symposium, presented by the UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies, a unit of Global Affairs, and the Davis-based Tese Foundation.
A UC Davis Ph.D. student and a faculty member recently received reciprocal grants from the U.S. Department of State and IREX to continue their partnerships with UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows in Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire.
Leanne Bolaño ’17 is an aspiring political leader in the field of environmental studies. She’s attending law school on a full ride and is passionate about gender equity, global development and environmental justice. As an undergrad, she secured an international fellowship to oversee agricultural research and served as UC Davis president of IGNITE, a national organization that empowers women to pursue leadership careers in political office. She’s exceptionally bright and charismatic—a born leader—and a natural fit for the university.
Increasingly, employers are looking for students who understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities that come with globalization. So, how can students prepare for professional and personal success in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world? Here are five of the many ways to gain a global perspective, open doors to new career options and make friends along the way.
Have you recently returned from travels or do you have plans to travel this summer? Are you new to the United States? Do you enjoy encounters with other cultures and take interest in learning about other people?
Border zones can be sites of civic and artistic creativity from which more inclusive imaginaries of regional coexistence can emerge. This talk by University of California, San Diego professors Teddy Cruz and Fona Forman explores the idea of a "cross-border citizen" whose sense of belonging is oriented by the shifting challenges, opportunities, interests and aspirations negotiated among diverse people who share a contested space.