UC Davis Chancellor’s Awardees, Study Abroad Instructors, Faculty Researchers Celebrated for Global Engagement

March 05, 2020
Four faculty and staff members spanning four UC Davis colleges, schools, and units were honored by Chancellor Gary S. May as Chancellor’s Awards for International Engagement recipients. One member of the Academic Senate and one member of the Academic Federation received the Academic Senate’s Excellence in Teaching in Study Abroad Awards. This year’s recipients of various Global Affairs grant and development programs were also announced, including the inaugural Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals.

New Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals Spur Collaboration On Campus and Beyond

March 05, 2020
On campus and around the world, UC Davis faculty, students, and staff are addressing all 17 SDGs in various teaching, research, and service activities. The inaugural Grants for Advancing SDGs support work already underway and spark new partnerships. The five selected projects contribute towards 14 of the SDGs—locally and globally—bringing together more than 10 UC Davis colleges, school, and units, and more than 10 external partners.

Caring for Caregivers: UC Davis Global Affairs Seed Grant Helps Spur $3 Million NIH Grant

December 03, 2019
Ladson Hinton is a geriatric psychiatrist, social scientist and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. With over two decades of interdisciplinary and intercultural research under his lab coat, he has become an expert on the sociocultural dimensions of dementia-related illness—and the caregiving this calls for.

LAURELS: Suad Joseph Receives Service Award from the Middle East Studies Association of North America, Diana Farmer Receives Global Leadership Award from U21

December 03, 2019
Calling her an “institutional cornerstone,” the Middle East Studies Association of North America recently presented its annual Jere L. Bacharach Service Award to Distinguished Professor Suad Joseph. U21 recently announced Professor Diana Farmer, a pediatric and fetal surgeon, as the recipient of a 2020 U21 Award for advancing global perspectives in her field.

UC Davis Global Connections Database is Now Live

November 22, 2019
Global Affairs has launched the Global Connections Database, bringing together institutional partnerships and faculty global connections in a comprehensive and searchable database.

UC Davis Hosts International Workshop to Tackle Global Food Challenges

October 16, 2019
Researchers from eight countries and nine institutions gathered at the International Center at UC Davis on October 8 and 9 for a two-day workshop, “Food Security and Food Innovation.” The event, organized by UC Davis and the University of Sydney, was designed to strengthen existing partnerships and build upon complementary scientific expertise to address critical global challenges around food.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Rector Visits UC Davis in California

October 14, 2019
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.

National Institute on Aging grant focuses on improving Alzheimer's and family caregiving research in Vietnam

October 10, 2019
According to the 2015 World Alzheimer’s Report, over the next 40 years the number of older adults with dementia in Vietnam and other low and middle-income countries will nearly triple. The five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging aims to address these changes. The project is the first of its kind in Vietnam and builds on preliminary work conducted over the past five years with seed funding from UC Davis Global Affairs.

$85M to Develop a One Health Workforce for the Next Generation

October 09, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development will award up to $85 million over the next five years to the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute and consortium partners to implement the One Health Workforce—Next Generation project.