College of Letters and Science Magazine
Dean's Message: Experience outside the classroom opens doors for a lifetime
UC Davis is known and nationally recognized for its commitment to broadening access to students who have traditionally found higher education out of reach. More than 40 percent of entering freshmen are the first in their families to attend college. As the largest and most diverse college at UC Davis, the College of Letters and Science is at the heart of this effort.
Money Magazine recently ranked UC Davis in the top 10 on their list of the “most transformative” colleges in the U.S., while The New York Times places us third among colleges, both public and private, that are “doing the most for the American dream.”
These and other recognitions are heartening and remind us that opening the doors to the university is just a first step. One of my goals as dean is to expand opportunities for students to make the most of their degrees. Read the dean's full message.
Special Report: Beyond the Classroom
- High-Impact Learning: Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities
- Medieval Multiculturalism: An immersion in three cultures
- Aggie Makes History: Life of firsts paves way to big city leadership
- Paying It Forward: Alumna professor brings restorative justice to K-12
- Young alumni group connects Aggies in the Bay
- Hunting for Neutrinos: Experiment aims for nuclear weapon detection
- Smart Parking: Young alums create startup app
- Magnum P.I.
- Scholarship helped student take first steps to dream career
- Generosity boosts college support for students
- Alumnus gift makes major impact on chemistry research and students
- Living Lesley’s Legacy: Memorial gift helps political science majors
Research in Action
- Of Milk and Microbes
- Wild Art
- On the front lines of election research
- Down and Dirty Design
- The Interactive Body