An English major — who aims to use fiction to address climate change and help its refugees — will be honored as the top graduating senior at the University of California, Davis, during its online graduation celebration Friday, June 12. Jumana Esau is being awarded the University Medal, which recognizes excellence in undergraduate studies, outstanding community service, and the promise of future scholarship and contributions to society.
The Institute of International Education today awarded a Centennial Medal to Keith David Watenpaugh, director of Human Rights Studies at UC Davis. The presentation took place at the institute’s Centennial Summit in New York City.
"Border Protests and Transnational Solidarities," organized by the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies at UC Davis will examine border and migration issues in Palestine, Korea, North Africa, Latin America and Kashmir.
Should Confederate statues come down? Are today’s neo-Nazis like the Nazis of the Third Reich? What about immigration, refugees and building a border wall? Seven UC Davis historians will address these and other topical questions during an Oct. 18, 2017, campus forum.
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.
The UC Davis Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies starts its second year with a series of events during “Border Studies Week,” Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, on the topic of “Mobility, Militarization, Containment.”