UC Davis Expands Persian Literature, Language Courses
May 17, 2016
The UC Davis College of Letters and Science is fortunate to have a strong community of alumni, parents, and friends. We welcome your participation in our college events, giving programs, and volunteer work.
As the College of Letters and Science continues to grow, philanthropic support is the key to providing students and faculty with the best opportunities possible. Philanthropic gifts help close the budget gap, making a difference for students, programs, faculty, research and facilities.
Persian studies at UC Davis are taking another leap forward with the launch of a new minor, a growing faculty and the creation of an endowed chair in Persian language and literature.
Persian Studies Program Receives $1.5 Million from Iranian-American Philanthropist
September 24, 2015
As a UC Davis student, Chuck Louderback never doubted his choice to pursue a liberal arts degree—even in the face of that frequently asked question: “What are you going to do with a history major?” His answer, over the long run, was—and still is—plenty!
Silicon Valley philanthropist and humanitarian Bita Daryabari has made a $1.5 million gift to UC Davis to broaden its Persian studies program. The gift will establish the Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature and help transform UC Davis into a leading force in teaching, research and outreach that advances global understanding of Persian language and culture.