UC Davis College of Letters Magazine

Jennifer Place, a art history and design major, works on a table-top shelf during a furniture design class

College of Letters and Science Magazine Letters and Science Magazine Fall 2017 Cover
Fall 2017

From the Dean

Putting the liberal arts at the heart of our university

The stories we share in the Fall 2017 issue of the College of Letters and Science Magazine reflect the vitality of a college on the move. We look to the future at a particularly exciting time in the life of the college and university. Our new chancellor, Gary May, has embarked on a year-long strategic planning process for UC Davis. As part of this larger initiative, the College of Letters and Science will likewise be building for the future over the coming year.  A key priority for both the campus and college will be ensuring that UC Davis remains a leader in providing students with the knowledge and tool they need to make their communities and the world better. As a group, the departments across the College of Letters and Science pursue curiosity-driven research and knowledge that help us prepare students to be ethical and innovative leaders and responsible citizens who ask “why” at least as often as they ask “how” or “for what.”

Making ideas real

The design major in the College of Letters and Science may be the ultimate mash-up. Here, faculty and students defy disciplinary limits to tackle problems and explore solutions that require a mix of curiosity, creativity, technical skill, and an open mind.


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