Former Secretary of Labor under the Clinton administration. Live Q&A after movie screening of Inequality for All -- “This movie is critically important. It exposes the heart of our economic problem. Something that’s been getting worse and worse for over 30 years. Widening inequality.”
The Richard Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Davis is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, Liliane Kafler Larson. Liliane will replace Gwynn Benner, who was instrumental to the Center’s growth during its first three years, and is now taking another position at UC Davis.
The Blum Center administers three grants programs annually, $35k for graduate students, and $35k for undergraduates. Grant funds can be used for project related costs and travel. Successful grants will be selected for practical, hands-on projects and applied research addressing poverty alleviation and inequity around the globe.
Disease-resistant, heat-tolerant chickens for Africa
A new program that will identify genes crucial for breeding chickens that can tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases — specifically the devastating Newcastle disease — has been launched under the leadership of the University of California, Davis. The global economic impact of virulent Newcastle disease is enormous. The project is particularly important for Africa, where infectious diseases annually cause approximately 750 million poultry deaths.
Cotonou, Benin sits restlessly at the mouth of Lake Nokoué as it ebbs ceaselessly through the Langune de Cotonou into the Bight of Benin; impressive with its popular fleet of moto-cycle taxis or zémidjans swiftly navigating the dense labyrinth of rues. Benin, itself, is home to around 9 million people of which 37.4% are below the poverty line. In the past decade, mobile technology utilization in Sub-Saharan Africa has grown at an unprecedented pace.
Charged with linking transformative research with partnerships to address challenges and opportunities at the intersection of food, agriculture and health, acclaimed plant biologist Roger Beachy today was named founding director of the new World Food Center at the University of California, Davis. Beachy, internationally known for his scientific leadership and groundbreaking research related to disease-resistance in crops, will assume the new position Jan. 1.
The annual Big Bang Business Competition organized by the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, promotes entrepreneurship at UC Davis and in the region. Teams of current and/or former UC Davis students compete for cash prizes, including a new $5,000 Blum Center award for innovative social or technological solutions that have a global reach and are aimed at combating poverty.
Jan 23, 2014 —
The African Orphan Crops Consortium, which includes the University of California, Davis, Mars Inc. and other global partners, today released the names of the 100 African crop species whose genomes it plans to sequence, assemble and annotate to improve the nutrition of African farm families, especially their children.
Dec 13, 2013 —
International fruit pest targeted by genomic research The spotted wing drosophila, a major pest that targets berries and cherries and other fruits in the United States, Canada and Europe, is itself being targeted, thanks to groundbreaking genome sequencing at UC Davis and a public-access Web portal hosted at Oregon State University.
Dec 04, 2013 —
Cleveland Justis, an accomplished organizational leader with more than two decades of experience, has been named executive director of the University of California, Davis, Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He started this week.