News in the Social Sciences

Risk and Rescue: Tina Rulli

Portrait photo of UC Davis philosophy faculty member Tina Rulli

May 31, 2016 — If a hiker were lost in the backcountry and you were able to rescue them, would you feel morally obligated to do so? Would the hiker be similarly obliged to take adequate precautions against getting lost? Assistant Professor of Philosophy Tina Rulli grapples with the ethics of risk and rescue, and their implications for public policy.

Seven Ways UC Davis Students Will Change the World This Summer

May 13, 2016 — Undergraduates will be putting their educations to work alleviating poverty around the world this summer, many of them before they even graduate. Seven students from a wide array of majors in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science — five of them from the Division of Social Sciences — have been selected as Blum Center Summer Fellows for 2016. 

Q&A With Bernard Molyneux

May 6, 2016 — Cognitive science program director talks about popular new major.

Emillio Ferrer

Early intervention in dyslexia can narrow achievement gap, study finds

Nov. 13, 2015 — Identifying children with dyslexia as early as first grade could narrow or even close the achievement gap  ...

three wary zebras look up from grazing

Does Hunting Explain Why Zebras Are Not Domesticated?

Oct. 6, 2015 — Why do people ride horses but not their striped African cousins?