International Connections Reception

A Reception for the Globally Engaged

Annually, Global Affairs invites the UC Davis community for an evening of networking and celebration of globally-engaged faculty, staff, and scholars. 

8th Annual International Connections Reception

Thursday, March 9, 2023

UC Davis International Center Multipurpose Room 
463 California Avenue
Davis, California
(cross streets: California Avenue and Beckett Hall Circle)

This event is free and open to UC Davis faculty, staff, and the community. 

At our International Connections Reception, we will celebrate the winners of the:

  • 2022-23 Chancellor's Awards for International Engagement
    • Michael R. Carter, distinguished professor of agricultural and resource economics, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    • Jennifer Chow, associate director of student support, Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs, Division of Student Affairs
  • 2022-23 Excellence in Teaching of Study Abroad
    • Jaimey Fisher, professor of German and cinema and digital media, College of Letters and Science
    • David Masiel, continuing lecturer, University Writing Program, College of Letters and Science

And acknowledge the recipients of or participants in the following Global Affairs programs:

View 2022-23 Award and Grant Recipients 

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2022-23 Global Affairs Award and Grant Recipients

  • Chancellor’s Awards for International Engagement Recipients

  • Michael R. CarterDistinguished Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics​, College of Agricultural and ​Environmental Sciences
    Jennifer ChowAssociate Director of Student Support​, Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs, Division of Student Affairs

  • Excellence in Teaching of Study Abroad Awards 
  • Jaimey Fisher, Professor, German and Cinema and Digital Media, College of Letters and Science
    David Masiel, Continuing Lecturer, University Writing Program​, College of Letters and Science
  • Seed Grants for International Activities
  • Fawaz George Haj , Professor and Vice-Chair, Nutrition, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
    Molecular Underpinnings of Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease (Asia)
    This project is funded in part by the UC Davis-Taiwan Collaborative Research Fund in memory of Former Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef

    Frank Loge, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
    Improving the Resiliency of Drinking Water Systems in Latin America (Latin America and the Caribbean)

    Heather Bischel, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
    Irwin Donis Gonzalez, Postharvest Systems Engineering Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering
    Food Security through Resource Recovery: Assessment of Urine Processing Technologies for Container-Based Sanitation Services in Guatemala (Latin America and the Caribbean)

    Nicholas Pinter, Shlemon Professor, Earth and Planetary Science, College of Letters and Science 
    Helen Dahlke, Associate Professor, Land, Air and Water Resources, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    Thomas Harter, Professor and Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Land, Air, and Water Resources, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    Sustainable Water Management in a Water-Limited World: UC Davis and IHE Delft (Europe)

    Shingirai Taodzera, Assistant Professor, African American and African Studies, College of Letters and Science
    Benjamin Weber, Assistant Professor, African American and African Studies, College of Letters and Science
    Human Rights and Reparations in African & African American History: Lessons from South Africa for California (Africa)

    Diana Moreira, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Letters and Science
    State Paralysis: The Impacts of Procurement Risk on Government Effectivenes (Latin America and the Caribbean)

    Jaimey Fisher, Professor, German and Cinema and Digital Media, College of Letters and Science
    Transatlantic Digital Humanities Workshops on the Democratic Pivot and Modern Media:  Mapping Democratization, Decolonization, and Refugee Regimes in Postwar Europe (Europe)

    Christina Murdoch Mills, Executive Director, Center for Applied Policy in Education, School of Education
    Thomas Timar, Professor Emeritus and CAP-Ed Policy Fellow, School of Education
    Comparative International Research in Education Policy to Address Educational Inequities (Europe)

    Kristen Aiemjoy, Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine
    Pediatric Scrub Typhus in Nepal: a New Research Collaboration with Kanti Children’s Hospital (Asia)

    Brian Bird, Associate Adjunct Professor of Emerging and Zoonotic Disease, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine
    Leith Meyer, Center for Wildlife Veterinary Research, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Investigation of Rhinoceros Bloodborne Pathogens and other High Consequence Zoonotic Viruses at Wildlife Corridor Restoration Sites in South Africa (Africa)

    Maurice Pitesky, Associate Professor in Cooperative Extension, Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine
    Christopher Simmons, Department Chair, Professor, Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    Yanhong Liu, Associate Professor, Animal Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    Developing Novel Post-Consumer Food Scraps as a Feed Source for Commercial Village Poultry in Uganda (Africa)
    This project is funded in part by the Gurdev S. and Harwant K. Khush Seed Grant. 

  • Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals
  • Ryan Meyer, Executive Director, Center for Community and Citizen Science, School of Education
    Sarah McCullough, Associate Director, Feminist Research Institute, Office of Research
    Pamela Reynolds, Associate Director, UC Davis Data Lab, University Library
    Multilayered Community-Based Assessment of SDGs in Rural Zimbabwe (Africa)

    Jennifer Lane, Field Veterinarian, School of Veterinary Medicine
    Michael Wilkes, Director and Professor, Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
    Saengduen Moonsom, Mahidol University
    Place-Based, One Health Experiential Education: A Platform for Inspiring Action in Tackling Complex Global Challenges to Achieve SDGs (Asia)

    Natalia Deeb-Sossa, Professor, College of Letters and Science, Deborah Billings, University of South Carolina
    Veronica Cruz Sanchez, Centro Las Libres
    Comparative Analysis of Framing (De)criminalization of Abortion in Mexico and the U.S.: Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Latin America and the Caribbean)

    Amanda Crump, Associate Professor, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    Ana Zepeda, Ph.D. student, Geography Graduate Group, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    Dolores Molina Rosales, Ciencias de la Sustentabilidad
    Food Security and Compounded Disaster Resiliency in a Community Kitchen in Merida, Mexico (Latin America and the Caribbean)

    Raquel Aldana, Professor, School of Law
    Holly S. Cooper, Lecturer and Co-Director, Immigration Clinic, School of Law
    Amagda Perez, Lecturer and Co-Director, Immigration Clinic, School of Law
    Rural Justice and Women’s Empowerment in Colombia (Latin America and the Caribbean)

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