Global Aggies: Leading COVID Symposiums for the Global Good

September 09, 2020
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Walter Leal, a UC Davis distinguished professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the College of Biological Sciences, realized it was in the public’s best interest to have access to the medical experts at UC Davis. Given the state’s stay-at-home orders, he decided to organize and host virtual COVID-19 public awareness symposiums featuring colleagues and longtime collaborators as panelists and guest speakers.

4 Ways to Get Creative with Global Partnerships and Projects in Times of COVID-19

September 02, 2020
Earlier this summer Global Affairs held a virtual grantee “coffee hour” to generate questions from and answers for grantees about engaging with their global partners during the pandemic. As part of the event, Global Affairs staff asked faculty recipients of Global Affairs grants (Seed Grants for International Activities, Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals, and Grants for Regional Faculty Groups) about creative ways they have found to carry out global partnership and grant-related activities when it isn’t possible to meet in person.

Global Aggies: Building Global Coalitions to Prevent Pandemics

September 01, 2020
Jonna Mazet, the founding director of the UC Davis One Health Institute and a professor of epidemiology and disease ecology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, partners around the world to strengthen global capacity for the detection of zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential—including COVID-19. What started as a USAID pilot project at UC Davis has grown to become the Global Virome Project, a multidisciplinary coalition targeting zoonotic viral threats worldwide.

‘A Global Effort’: Public Health, Medicine, and International Education in the Time of COVID-19

May 06, 2020
NAFSA's International Educator spoke with Allison Brashear, dean of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) School of Medicine, and Diana Farmer, chair of the UC Davis Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of UC Davis Children’s Hospital, about the intersection of global medicine and international education, particularly during the current pandemic.

How to Grow a Global Classroom

April 22, 2020
During a UC Davis Global Affairs panel “Integrating Global Learning in the Classroom—Lessons from UC Davis Faculty” three faculty, who participated in the Global Affairs  Curriculum  Enhancement  Through Global Learning  2018–19 cohort, shared how they are integrating global learning outcomes, activities, and assessments into their courses and teaching techniques. 

COVID-19 Info Webinar for the Public

April 16, 2020
A COVID-19 public awareness symposium is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, organized by Distinguished Professor Walter Leal and featuring UC Davis experts in immunology, infectious diseases, pathology and emergency medicine.