Blum Center

The Many Flavors Cacao

May 02, 2019
UC Davis students and experts are working to better understand cacao, a vital ingredient necessary not only to chocolate production, but to many people across the world.

UC Davis Alumni Using Solar Power to Fight Jaundice on Global Scale

February 14, 2019
With an extra boost in funding after winning the competition's Global Poverty Alleviation Award sponsored by the Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs during the Graduate School of Management's 2018 Big Bang! Business competition, Scott He and Nicolle Ma are improving jaundice treatment on a global scale.

Global Aggies: Transfer of a Lifetime

August 24, 2018

Leanne Bolaño ’17 is an aspiring political leader in the field of environmental studies. She’s attending law school on a full ride and is passionate about gender equity, global development and environmental justice. As an undergrad, she secured an international fellowship to oversee agricultural research and served as UC Davis president of IGNITE, a national organization that empowers women to pursue leadership careers in political office. She’s exceptionally bright and charismatic—a born leader—and a natural fit for the university.

Blum Center Launches the First UC-Wide Global Poverty Action Day

June 16, 2017
The Blum Center hosted the campus and local community for a screening of the documentary Poverty Inc. The event was held in tandem with the eight other UC campuses as part of a UC system wide initiative - Global Poverty Action Days - which was the first of its kind, and is expected to occur every year.

Introducing the 2017 Blum PATA Summer Fellows

June 15, 2017
The Blum Center is pleased to announce its newest cohort of Poverty Alleviation through Action (PATA) Summer Fellows! This summer, the Center will be sending 26 undergraduate students to tackle issues in poverty and inequality in 14 countries, including the US, on four continents.

One Month in a Floating Village

November 03, 2016
A team of UC Davis engineering students and a nonprofit in Cambodia are working together to clean up the water in the Tonle Sap Lake, one of the world’s most productive freshwater fisheries.