Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, a lawyer, diplomat, and educator who currently serves as a special master in federal multi-district litigation and as Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 International Graduation Celebration at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Pavilion.
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.
Let there be no doubt: At UC Davis, we highly value our international researchers, scholars and students. Indeed, our international relationships and collaborations form an essential part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. All members of our community have contributed to our excellence in research, teaching and service.
One of the honorees this year was Jennifer Aten, a human resources analyst in the Department of Neurology at UC Davis Health. She was nominated by the international scholar services team working within Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) for her exemplary service and tremendous impact on our international scholar community, as well as the campus community.
We join with the rest of the world in mourning the tragedy of the recent terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are saddened by all acts of senseless violence against innocent and defenseless people because of their faith or religious identity. At UC Davis we are committed to diversity, kindness, compassion, being a home for those who share these values, and a refuge for those who need it. These values cannot and will not be shaken by this attack.
Hailing from Mexico’s Instituto Tecnologico del Valle de Oaxaca (ITVO), plant biologist Javier Lopez-Baltazar first came to UC Davis in 2010 as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to research alongside UC Davis scientists—the start of a life-changing experience.
Seminars abroad are one of many new opportunities envisioned as UC Davis moves toward a goal of giving every student some global exposure before graduation, an initiative dubbed Global Education for All.
A team of students from the University of California, Davis, has won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize and a $500,000 prize for creating a “chatbot” that can converse engagingly with humans on a range of topics such as entertainment, sports, politics, technology and fashion.