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Crump, Zepeda win grant for sustainability in Mexico

Ana Zepeda received the Grant for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals on behalf of the Crump Lab in order to help women in southern Mexico plant a community garden. Read an excerpt of the article below and follow the link to read the original article. 

Ana Zepeda has received a $7,300-grant to help women in southern Mexico plant a community garden, intended to provide better nutrition for their children and keep them in school.

Faculty Receive Grants to Advance Global Engagement

We are pleased to announce the recipients of two sets of grants for interdisciplinary work that advances UC Davis’ strong commitment to solving global challenges: Seed Grants for International Activities and Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals.

Four Faculty and Staff Honored for Global Engagement at UC Davis and Around the World

Four faculty and staff members from UC Davis are being recognized for their outstanding global engagement work with two key awards: the Chancellor’s Awards for International Engagement and the Excellence in Teaching of Study Abroad Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding work of UC Davis faculty and staff in international education, research and service. 

Global Aggies: Extraordinary Abilities Lead to Permanent Residency for a World-Renowned Surgeon and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC Davis Health

Bob Kiaii, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UC Davis Health, is an international expert in robotic heart surgery who leads a surgical team that treats complex diseases of the chest using minimally invasive techniques. Born in Iran, Kiaii immigrated to Canada as a child with his family. His path in medicine eventually brought him to UC Davis Health, a relocation feat that was not without its challenges.

International Honors for Two Public Engagement Champions

UC Davis Associate Professor Liza Grandia and Professor Keith David Watenpaugh were featured in a UC Davis Public Scholarship and Engagement news article in recognition of their incredible dedication to community-based research.

APRU, UC Davis and Universiti Malaya Launch Third Cohort of Asia Pacific Women in Leadership Mentoring Program

The University of California, Davis, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and Universiti Malaya launched the third cohort of the Asia Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Mentoring Program. The third cohort has 94 participants, consisting of 47 mentoring pairs that represent 24 APRU member institutions (out of 61 total member institutions). Of these 24 institutions, seven have participated in all three cohorts, 12 have participated in two cohorts and five are newcomers this year.

Humphrey Fellowship Alumnus Earns Impact Award for Education and Anti-Poaching Work

UC Davis Humphrey Fellowship alumnus Fabrice Inkonkoy (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2019-20) was recently honored with a Humphrey Fellowship Program Alumni Impact Award. He is being recognized for his work in developing anti-poaching protocols in the Luki Biosphere Reserve, the home of the last population of Central African Chimpanzees, in addition to other native animals. Inkonkoy’s project aims to have a lasting impact on an ecosystem threatened by poaching, deforestation and illegal logging pressures in his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.