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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

No such thing as a right or wrong major

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Read about some reasons why you might consider an undeclared major at the beginning of your UC Davis journey and how to land on your ultimate major.

Astronomers Strike Gold

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For the first time, astronomers have observed a celestial event through both conventional telescopes and gravitational waves. Assistant Professor Stefano Valenti helped detect the collision of two neutron stars and confirm these cataclysmic events are the source of gold, platinum and other heavy elements. 

What UC Davis Graduates Are Doing with English Degrees

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What does a social media director, a technical writer and a specialist at a county probation department have in common? They all graduated with degrees in English from UC Davis. 

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