International Research

Trying leafy greens from a sweet potato plant

November 19, 2018
In Ethiopia, where sweet potatoes can be a staple crop, UC Davis graduate student Lauren Howe recently helped farmers taste test the leaves and consider this familiar crop in a new culinary light.

How to train your donkey

November 09, 2018
“There aren’t that many veterinary-skilled people that look after the welfare of donkeys, an important animal particularly in Africa and other areas across the world,” said Ermias Kebreab, the associate vice provost of Academic Programs Global Affairs.

Learning From Gorillas to Save Killer Whales

November 07, 2018
Building on work begun by primatologist Dian Fossey of Gorillas in the Mist fame, Gorilla Doctors, a program led by the University of California, Davis, has been providing personalized veterinary care to these animals in the wild since the late 2000s.

International Consortium Officially Launches Earth BioGenome Project in London

November 02, 2018
Key scientific partners and funders from around the globe gathered in London on Nov. 1 to officially launch the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), a global effort to sequence the genetic code of all the planet’s eukaryotes — some 1.5 million known species, including all plants, animals, protozoa and fungi.

International Conference Keynote Confronts Sexual Harassment in Academia

October 17, 2018
During the 2018 International Research Conference at UC Davis, hosted by Global Affairs, over 200 experts from 22 countries came together to develop strategies for international research collaboration. Presentations covered pioneering research breakthroughs as well as ongoing research developments that have reached levels of urgency. Take the keynote of Mills College President Elizabeth L. Hillman, whose address honed in on sexual harassment in the workplace—and highlighted that such sexual harassment should be viewed every bit as serious as research misconduct.

Moringa, the next superfood

October 09, 2018
Carrie Waterman, a University of California, Davis, natural products chemist (and one of the most recent Global Affairs Seed Grant Recipients) is expanding the reach of the world's next superfood.

Moringa: The Next Superfood

October 09, 2018
Carrie Waterman, a University of California, Davis, natural products chemist (and one of the most recent Global Affairs Seed Grant Recipients) is expanding the reach of the world's next superfood.