Walter Leal to Speak on Research, Educational Opportunities Linking Brazil and UC Davis
Jan. 19, 2012
DAVIS--Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, professor and former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, will be one of the featured speakers at a workshop, “Research and Educational Opportunities with Latin America,” on Thursday, Jan. 26 in Shields Library, UC Davis.
Walter Leal will be one of the featured speakers at a UC Davis program on research and educational opportunities with Latin America.
The program, sponsored by the University Outreach and International Programs, Institute of Governmental Affairs, will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., in Room 360, the Institute of Governmental Affairs Reading Room.
The brown bag workshop will provide an introduction to the major research and higher education funding programs available with Latin America.
Wendy DeBoer, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Programs, UC Mexus
Andrea Kaus, Ph.D.
Director of Research Programs, UC Mexus
These representatives from UC Mexus (University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States) will introduce fellowships and grants available to UC Davis faculty, researchers, postdoctoral scholars and students
Walter Leal, Ph.D., FRES
Professor, Department of Entomology, UC Davis
Leal, a native of Brazil, will introduce the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) grants for research related to Brazil.
Jorge Rojas, J.S.D.
Program director, Chile, University of California Partnership at UC Davis
Rojas will outline the Chile/University of California Partnership Initiatives
Charles Walker, Ph.D.
Director, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, UC Davis
Professor, Department of History, UC Davis
Walker directs the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA) and will be available to answer questions that may come up about Latin America.
More information is available from Jennie Konsella-Norene, International funding analyst, and at http://uoip.ucdavis.edu/faculty.cfm
Jan. 19, 2012
MAJOR AGREEMENTS BRING BRAZILIAN STUDENTS TO UC DAVIS
UC Davis News Service--The University of California, Davis, is saying "bem vindo," -- Portuguese for welcome -- to its newest students from Brazil.
The university this month has enrolled the first 10 of up to 100 Brazilian students who could come to campus each year through agreements with two of the South American country's agencies for research and education.
The agreements -- by which the Brazilian agencies are providing scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral students -- are among the largest of UC Davis' 150 international agreements.
The agreements will help to diversity the campus community and add millions of dollars in tuition and fees that help to support UC Davis programs.
UC Davis signed the new agreements in the late fall with Brazil's Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education, and its National Council for Scientific and Technological Development.
Eight undergraduates from Brazil are already engaged in coursework and research internships in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, nutrition and environmental management, in a program managed by the Center for International Education of UC Davis Extension. Two other students are here for doctoral studies.
The new agreements are for five years. Each year, they provide funding for:
* 30 undergraduates enrolled in nondegree studies for up to six
* 30 students enrolled in doctoral programs for up to a year;
* 20 students enrolled for their full doctoral program; and
* 20 postdoctoral specialists for up to two years.
Brazilian institutions will reciprocate by providing spaces for 30 UC Davis undergraduates and 30 doctoral students. Details of those opportunities are still being worked out.
The agreements add to existing agreements with four Brazilian universities. Last year, UC Davis enrolled 24 Brazilian students.--Julia Ann Easley
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
UC Davis Department of Entomology