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.
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.
Year of the Arts
The College of Letters and Science is home base for the arts at UC Davis. From theatre, dance and music to studio art and design to cinema and digital media, UC Davis offers a vibrant array of creative outlets for students, faculty and patrons. To shine a spotlight on the power of the arts at UC Davis this 2016-17 academic year, we have launched the Year of the Arts.