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Statement on Public Charge

September 20, 2019
As you know, here at the University of California, Davis, we are committed to building a diverse community of students, scholars, faculty, and staff. This includes the over 10,000 international students and scholars we welcome to campus from around the world. Changing government rules regarding the definition of persons considered a “public charge” have created much uncertainty among our international community. We hope that the following summary will provide you with an introduction to this issue.  

The Gunrock Bot that Could

August 21, 2019
A UC Davis team of 11 international students won the Amazon Alexa Prize—and $500,000—thanks to the performance of their artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, affectionately named Gunrock.

Global Aggies: The Okaranchi Story—An Ingenious Tale of “Recycled” Food

May 31, 2019
A UC Davis team of five international undergraduate students has earned a spot in the finals at the 29th Annual Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Product Development Competition with their Okaranchi Crackers - a nutrient-packed cracker made from okara, the soy pulp by-product of soybean processing.

Global Aggies: What Does it Mean to be an Other?

April 22, 2019
Radhika Marwaha is a second year international student from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Encouraged by her parents and grandparents to pursue a higher education in the United States, she came to UC Davis to study, but also to find a sense of belonging.

Reaffirming Commitment to Our International Community

April 22, 2019
Let there be no doubt: At UC Davis, we highly value our international researchers, scholars and students. Indeed, our international relationships and collaborations form an essential part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Student Team Wins Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence Challenge

December 11, 2018
A team of students from the University of California, Davis, has won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize and a $500,000 prize for creating a “chatbot” that can converse engagingly with humans on a range of topics such as entertainment, sports, politics, technology and fashion.