College News

Five New Chancellor’s Fellows Make Their Mark

January 29, 2019
Five faculty in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science — an artist, a poet, a psychologist, a mathematician and a physicist — have been named to the 2019 class of Chancellor’s Fellows, the university’s annual honors program recognizing associate professors for high achievement in the quality and excellence of research and teaching.

In Memoriam: Håkon Hope

December 14, 2018

Håkon Hope, professor emeritus of chemistry at UC Davis, died Nov. 22 at his home in Davis. He was 87.

Hope was a leading researcher in X-ray crystallography, and was known for his pioneering work developing low-temperature methods in biological macromolecule crystallography. His work is widely recognized as resulting in a complete transformation of the practice of biocrystallography. Hope joined the Department of Chemistry in 1965, retiring as professor emeritus in 1993.

Renowned Geologist, Beloved Campus Citizen Eldridge Moores Dies

October 30, 2018
Distinguished Professor Emeritus and world-renowned geologist Eldridge Moores died unexpectedly Sunday (Oct. 28) while on a geology field trip. He was 80. Moores began his career at UC Davis more than 52 years ago as a founding member of the Department of Geology (now known as Earth and Planetary Sciences) and the College of Letters and Science.

Hellman Fellowships for 6 College of Letters and Sciences Scholars

October 24, 2018
Six assistant professors in the College of Letters and Science have been named to UC Davis’ newest class of Hellman Fellows. They are among 11 UC Davis faculty who received a total of $244,000 in grants for research in a wide range of disciplines.

Rock Stars: Group Leaves Painted Messages of Hope

August 13, 2018
Two UC Davis staff members, backed by a growing corps of volunteers, are spreading color, creativity and kindhearted messages around campus with vibrantly painted rocks. Kim Pearson and Martha Garrison, who work in the arts administrative group in the College of Letters and Science, launched UC Davis Rocks this spring. The group paints flat rocks with bright designs and words like “Imagine,” “Dream” and “Smile,” then hides them—often in plain sight—for others to find.

Professor Richard Scalettar Wins Nash Prize

May 15, 2018
Richard Scalettar, distinguished professor of physics, is this year’s recipient of the Charles P. Nash Prize, recognizing faculty members who have taken on Nash’s mantle of promoting shared governance, and advocating for faculty interests and welfare.

Picnic Day 2018: College Events

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

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

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

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. 

Professor’s Gifts Advance Thermodynamic Research at WSU and UC Davis

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.