College of Letters and Science Magazine

Fall Magazine

College of Letters and Science Magazine 
Fall 2016

The College of Letters and Sciences is the largest college at the university. Every student, regardless of their major, has an encounter with Letters and Science through classes in art, chemistry, cultural studies, earth and planetary sciences, English, history, mathematics, philosophy, physics, sociology, writing, and many other disciplines. It is the place where faculty, students and alumni from every college and department come together, where our well-respected and well-known interdisciplinary approaches take place.

At a time when our very talented students have so many potential paths to take, the choices can be overwhelming, the future uncertain.  But through their time at UC Davis and their studies in the College of Letters and Science, students can make discoveries and connections among diverse disciplines, positioning them to enter the workplace of the future ready not only to lead in a variety of fields, but also to invent new disciplines, careers and industries.


Featured Content

From the Deans


Career Paths

Stats Students Are International Stars

Geology Field Camp Delivers Fundamental Skills and Modern Methods

Work of Art Tailored to Help Art Majors Succeed

Digging for Clues to Past Cultures – and Future Jobs

Students Take the Lead

Parallel Projects Bring Chemistry to the Arboretum

An Effort that Would Make Gunteberg Proud: The California Aggie Back in Print


Undergraduate Research

ASPIRE Program Gets Students into Labs Early

Launching Crocker Nuclear Lab into the Future

FT Lab: Where Fashion and Function Meet and Match

ModLab: Exploring the Humanities

STEM-ming the Leaky Pipeline

New Cognitive Science Major

Students Spend Summer Working to Alleviate Poverty


Aggies @ Work

Graduate Creates an “Awesöme” Music Career

Grad Paints Very Big Art Career

Bringing Scientific Thinking to Public Policy

American Studies Alumnus Leads Health and Safety for NFL

Time at UC Davis leads to Business Career in Radio

Thought Leaders 

Here we feature faculty and graduate students who provided expertise and insight into the big public issues of the day, from the parenting transgender kids, the political divide and immigration to climate change and poverty.


Every Aggie Counts 

Alumni Leader Calls on All Aggies to Get on the Field

Alumni and Faculty Support for Graduate Students Matched by Office of Graduate Studies

Alumni books etc.