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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.

Big Ideas: These 13 Are Moving Forward

January 17, 2017
UC Davis announced the Big Ideas that will help propel the university’s second comprehensive fundraising campaign. These Big Ideas, generated by members of the university community, offer ways that UC Davis can positively impact the world while also capturing the imagination of potential donors.

UC Davis: Where Big Ideas Become the Next Big Thing

January 01, 2017
UC Davis is in the midst of planning for a second comprehensive fundraising campaign, and as part of the process, university leadership put forth a call for Big Ideas in fall 2015. Interest from across the university was unprecedented – nearly 200 ideas were received from faculty, staff, and students.

Firearms Research: The Gunfighter

April 30, 2013
A researcher studies the consequences of the ubiquity of guns in the U.S. With his crisp blue suit and wire-framed spectacles, Garen Wintemute hardly looked frightening as he stepped to the podium on a spring day in 2013 to address a conference on pediatric emergency medicine in San Francisco. But his presence there made the organizers nervous.