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Elizabeth Spiller Named College Dean

Dean Elizabeth Spiller

Elizabeth Spiller Named College Dean

On March 6, 2017, the College of Letters and Science is pleased to welcome its new dean, Professor Elizabeth Spiller.

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UC Davis College of Letters and Science

At the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, we search for solutions through our broad interdisciplinary lens of the arts, sciences and humanities. We stand together in wonder and inspiration as we identify questions, foster scholarship and creatively look to improve our world – with critical thinking, intellectual generosity and great people.
As the college with the broadest offering of disciplines, teaching the core curriculum for virtually all 28,000 undergraduate students and mentoring nearly 2,000 graduate students, the College of Letters and Science lives and breathes its interdisciplinary mission each day. We thrive at the intersection of fundamental scholarship, exploring and connecting fields as diverse as the arts & stars, math & music, chemistry & cinema, economics & English – and providing the foundation for a truly one-of-a-kind liberal arts education. Learn more: about the College of Letters and Science

4 Paths at Summer Sessions for Exploring Careers

Anthropology Field School

Dig into new subjects, test for alternative majors, get languages or minors. Check out the scores of six-week courses available during Summer Sessions at UC Davis.

Opening the Way Back to University for Syrian Refugees

Keith Watenpaugh

Human rights professionals led by UC Davis Professor and Director of Human Rights Studies, Keith David Watenpaugh seek ways to address the impact of the war in Syria on higher education and in particular how to help young refugees return to university.

Volcanic Crystals Reveal Eruption Secrets

Mount Tarawera, New Zealand

UC Davis researchers probed crystals from a New Zealand volcano for clues to how magma melts before an eruption. Their new view of how volcanoes work could eventually help scientists forecast which volcanoes are closest to eruption.

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