Elizabeth Spiller Named College Dean

Dean Elizabeth Spiller

Elizabeth Spiller Named College Dean

Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter has named Elizabeth Spiller as dean of the College of Letters and Science. Spiller will begin her tenure as dean on March 6.

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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

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Mohini Jain

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, is master of comedy Christopher Durang at his best. 

THE LASERS OF STAR WARS

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On Feb. 25, Scinema at UC Davis will feature a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a talk by chemistry professor and laser expert Kyle Crabtree.

$1.5 Million Gift for Presidential Chair for Jain Studies

Mohini Jain

Mohini Jain, philanthropist, retired teacher and longtime resident of Davis, has made a $1.5 million gift to the University of California, Davis, to advance the study of Jainism, one of the world’s most revered and ancient philosophies. 

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