August 2020 Global Learning Newsletter

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Global Learning Newsletter — August 2020

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Study Abroad & Student Life

Global Aggies: Addressing Food Insecurity, One Community at a Time

Biochemistry & molecular biology major Jonathan Ho recently secured over $50,000 in funding for the Knights Landing Community Garden project. Learn more about his UC Davis #GlobalAggies story, which starts with him addressing food insecurity among fellow Singapore soldiers.

UC Davis Quarter Abroad – Spring 2021

Enrollment opens in September for Quarter Abroad Spring 2021 programs: Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Taiwan and Language and Culture in Spain. Create a Study Abroad account (only takes a minute) to receive updates about enrollment, information sessions, and deadlines.

UC Davis Named Top Producer of Gilman Scholars

For the second time in the past three years, UC Davis has been recognized as a top producer of Gilman Scholars for the 2018–19 academic year—with the university producing the third highest number of Gilman Scholars, at 51, among all U.S. universities with over 15,000 undergraduates.

Global Aggies: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally During COVID-19

When the Yolo Food Bank began running a new delivery service to meet the increased need for food in Davis and its surrounding communities in Yolo County during the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Davis delivered volunteers, including staff members, undergraduate students, and visiting Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows.

Virtual Global Learning

First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC)

Fall Quarter, Virtual. Your transition to life as a UC Davis student might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Global Learning Hub staff are leading the following sessions that you can enroll in: Spoken World Storytelling, A Sense of Place, and Global Aggies Facing Global Challenges.

Traveling (Virtually) with the UC Davis Arts Blog: London

As art museums, both local and global, remain closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the UC Davis Arts Blog will be exploring iconic global landmarks this summer…virtually. First up, London: The National Gallery, The British Museum, The Natural History Museum, Buckingham Palace.

Imagining America's 2020 Collective Creative Engagement

“Through Tumultuous Times: Reimagining and Rebuilding 'America'"– Share your creative response through paired dialogues, community meals, or a community memorial quilt and be part of a vibrant community of publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, organizers, students, educators, and others working to realize a just and liberatory America and world. Deadline: August 28.

Global Leadership and Internships

Women in Tech – Fall 2020 Mentor and Instructor Application

Apply to be an instructor or mentor for Women in Tech. This program aspires to help displaced women obtain technical and life-long skills to build their professional career. Fall courses offered: Python, Web Development, and Business Analytics. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

UN Millennium Fellowship Class of 2021

The Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program for undergraduate students around the world to take your social impact to the next level.  Access to world class training, connections, and recognition is just an application away. Applications open now and accepted on a rolling basis.

Truman Center for National Policy Fellows, Virtual

Open to undergrad and graduates, the fellow will support work in national security and foreign policy on pressing matters including climate security and nuclear non-proliferation. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience on a range of issues and non-profit management. Email us by end of this week for additional details.

Global Affairs Global Centers, Latin America and Caribbean Internship

The virtual Global Centers for Latin American and Caribbean intern will work closely with the Faculty Director and Global Centers team to support information sharing and coordination on campus and in the region, facilitate relevant student and faculty opportunities, and conduct outreach to develop partnerships. Deadline: August 28.

Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Internship

The virtual SDG intern will map projects to identify and catalog research, teaching, and service on SDGs at UC Davis. Responsibilities include managing contact lists, assisting with strategies to involve faculty and students, organizing events, and liaising with student groups to build awareness about the SDGs. Deadline: August 28.

EPIK (English Program in Korea)

Affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Education, EPIK works to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea and foster cross cultural exchange. Positions are available throughout South Korea. Applications opened August 1 for Spring 2021 placements starting in February, March, and April. There is no deadline, but applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Competitions, Challenges, and Funding

Undergraduate Research Center (URC) – “Discovery Café” Advising Series

August 12-24. Discovery Café Series provides guidance and support to UC Davis undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate research opportunity. Learn about how to get involved in research, including remote research opportunities, for STEM fields, humanities, cultural studies, social sciences, and more.

The Zero Hunger Pathways Project

This is a new initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network-USA, which aims to achieve SDG 2 using a systems approach to end hunger in the United States by 2030. You are encouraged to fill out the faculty, staff, and students interest Survey. Deadline: August 16.

Upcoming Info Sessions and Events

Youth Engagement for Global Action

Wednesday, August 12, 5 a.m. - 6 a.m., PST. Set your alarms early and join this webinar to discuss the role of youth engagement in Africa in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals at local, national, and global levels. Register.

Women in Tech – Mentor and Instructor Info Session

Wednesday, August 12, 10 a.m., PST. This program aspires to help displaced women obtain technical and life-long career skills to build their professional career. Join this info session to learn what it takes to become a mentor or instructor of online courses in web development or business analytics. Open to undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Register.

International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD)

​​​​​​​September 21-22, Virtual. ICSD is free and it provides a forum to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) There 10 “Plenary and Parallel” sessions and 4 “Poster Sessions,” each with a separate registration window. Detailed parallel and poster session schedules. Register.

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