College News

Picnic Day 2018: College Events Donna Justice April 16, 2018
College of Letters and Science at Picnic Day 2018

Come celebrate with us and experience the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research, teaching, service and campus life. More than 200 events will take place throughout campus and will include exhibits, shows, competitions, demonstrations, entertainment, animal and athletic events, the Student Organization Fair, the Children’s Discovery Fair, the Parade and much more.

In Memoriam: P.K. Bhattacharya Becky Oskin March 16, 2018
Prodyot K. Bhattacharya, professor emeritus of statistics at UC Davis, died on March 9 in Davis. He was 87.
Five Faculty Named Chancellor's Fellows Kathleen Holder January 26, 2018
Five associate professors in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science are members of the university’s newest class of Chancellor’s Fellows, an honor for early career faculty who are already making outstanding contributions to their fields.
Advanced Science: Five New AAAS Fellows Becky Oskin November 20, 2017
Five faculty members of the College of Letters and Science are among the 15 UC Davis faculty elected to the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
New Professorship in Science Leadership Honors Dean Emeritus Winston Ko Becky Oskin October 25, 2017
Longtime UC Davis professor and administrator Winston Ko and his wife Katy Ko have endowed a faculty chair in science leadership in the College of Letters and Science.
Professor’s Gifts Advance Thermodynamic Research at WSU and UC Davis Becky Oskin September 25, 2017
A generous gift from Alexandra Navrotsky, Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth, and Environmental Materials Chemistry at UC Davis, will endow a new research institute, the AlexInstitute, at Washington State University’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and Department of Chemistry. 
Religion Professor Wins Book Award Jeffrey Day June 16, 2017
Eva Mroczek, an assistant professor of religion, has won the DeLong Book History Book Prize for The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity.
Undergraduates to Showcase Research in Chemistry and Religious Studies Becky Oskin May 12, 2017
The outstanding research of undergraduates will be featured in upcoming conferences at UC Davis.
L&S at Picnic Day 2017 Becky Oskin April 22, 2017
This family friendly event is free for all to come and experience the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research, teaching, service and campus life.
Letters and Science Graduate Programs Jump Into Top 20 Donna Justice March 14, 2017
UC Davis College of Letters and Science graduate programs in political science and English have jumped to the top 20 in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) graduate program rankings, released on March 14, 2017.

Wendell Potter: In Memoriam

January 19, 2017
Wendell H. Potter, a physics professor whose passion for teaching led to major reforms in undergraduate science education, died Jan. 8. He was 73.
New Humanities Institute Director Brings Humanities, Arts and International Background to Role Jeffrey Day December 20, 2016
After several years abroad Jaimey Fisher, professor in the UC Davis German Department and Cinema and Digital Media program, is back in Davis as the new director of the UC Davis Humanities Institute (DHI).
Sociologist Receives UC Davis Award for Grad Student Mentoring Kathleen Holder June 17, 2016
Recognizing the vital role of faculty mentors, the UC Davis Academic Senate recently honored Vicki Smith, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, for “outstanding commitment” to the success of graduate students.

In Memoriam: Charles Higgins

June 07, 2016
Charles Graham Higgins Jr., professor emeritus of geology at UC Davis, died at Carmel Valley Manor in Carmel, California, on May 16, 2016. He was 90.