Special Initiatives

The UC Davis College of Letters and Science has many strengths, from conducting fundamental research in the sciences, to advancing understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures, to shaping the frontier of neuroscience and cognition. In order to strengthen our impact and advance our scholarship, we must invest in forward-thinking programs and projects that will position the college for continued success for many years to come.

Learn more about some of our special initiatives and how you can make a difference through your support.

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Global Tea Initiative

The Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science is a teaching, research and outreach effort meant to involve the whole campus, fostering and leading collaboration across the sciences, humanities and social sciences to explore ways tea influences everything from ceramics to gender roles to health practices all over the world

South Asia Studies at UC Davis

South Asia Studies at UC Davis is a close-knit community of interdisciplinary scholars in the social sciences and humanities that combines expertise in the histories, languages, literatures, arts, religions, ecologies, cities and cultures of South Asia and its extensive overseas communities around the world.