As faculty and students are gearing up for online courses and wonder about how to strengthen global and international collaborations in the present context, Global Affairs has gathered a set of resources to help faculty connect with others around the world and support students in becoming global thinkers and learners.
As we work to transition to remote teaching and learning for spring quarter, we wanted to share some online resources that are available to you through the UC Davis membership in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
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.
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.
As mayor of the city of Davis from 2016 through 2018, Robb Davis was tasked with guiding the city through a divisive and turbulent time in national politics that at times played out locally. As mayor, Davis approached that challenge by trying to “help people work together to solve problems,” he said. It’s a common thread that runs through his new work at UC Davis.
Events include documentary screenings, field trips to farms in the Sacramento region, research presentations, and forums that consider the complexities and importance of food, bringing attention to a variety of topics ranging from nutrition to agriculture, economics to politics, and education to ecosystems.
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.
UC Davis is celebrating International Education Week from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22, 2019 — a nationally recognized event resulting from a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This week is a result of “efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences,” according to the International Education Week website.
Global Affairs and the Global Learning Hub — formerly the Study Abroad Office — have introduced an extensive array of study abroad and internship programs led by UC Davis faculty for the 2019-20 school year. Antarctica, Lebanon and Tanzania are three notable destinations added to UC Davis’ overarching global reach.
UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellow Adaku Ufere (2018-19, Nigeria) shares how her Mandela Washington Fellowship experience changed her world perspective and influenced her decision to become an agent of change for gender equity in Africa's energy sector.