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Microbes could bring tea to California

July 15, 2017
Tea has long been linked to human health benefits like preventing cancer and heart disease. But with hundreds of chemical compounds hidden in tea leaves, it is unclear which substances have the strongest effects.

A Matter of Rights

June 19, 2017
Keith Watenpaugh discusses his efforts to help refugees access higher education. It is his and his colleagues' goal to make human rights an elemental pillar in UC Davis' global footprint by cultivating research and innovation in human rights with the Institute for Global Human Rights in the 21st Century.

Aging Gracefully: 2 UC Davis research projects tackle getting older

June 19, 2017
Information abounds on the kinds of exercise that can keep your body strong, but what will keep your mind healthy? That’s a question researchers Charles DeCarli and Kimberley McAllister hope to answer with the Healthy Brain Aging Initiative: Brain Health Across the Lifespan, a long-term research project under development among numerous UC Davis departments. Another long-term research project, Healthy Aging in a Digital World, investigates using technology to provide efficient care across a person’s lifespan.

Journey to Nepal Is Pilot for Seminar Abroad Programs

June 06, 2017
UC Davis Study Abroad’s first journey to the Himalayan region will take place between fall and winter quarters, in a pilot project aimed at giving more students the opportunity for global experiences.

Opening a Backpack – Opening the Way Back to University

June 01, 2017
Since 2013, an international team of university professionals, and human rights professionals led by UC Davis Professor and Director of Human Rights Studies, Keith David Watenpaugh have been seeking ways to address the impact of the war in Syria on higher education and in particular how to help young refugees return to university.

Farms to Feed the Future

April 28, 2017

By Laura Pizzo 

The many intersections surrounding food and agriculture—from labor and the economy to health and the environment to globalization and even ethical considerations—result in several urgent issues arising at the same time.

International Center Grand Opening

April 25, 2017
The International Center held its grand opening ceremony April 21. The center provides the physical presence that will encourage the development of Global Education for All, an initiative aimed at giving all students an international experience by the time they graduate.

Improving the Lives of Families

April 15, 2017

By Laura PIzzo

UC Davis researchers search tirelessly for solutions for families affected by autism

When 16-year-old Kira Duley wants to tell her mom how she’s feeling, she does a Google image search. For love, she points to a heart. For sad, a frowning emoji. For lonely, a photo of a woman standing alone on a beach, looking off into a sunset.

Kira communicates this way because she has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although autism presents itself differently in different people, 25 percent of people with autism—like Kira—do not develop spoken language.