climate change

Book about Mining’s Effect on Literature Garners Support from NEH

December 14, 2018
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a fellowship this week to English professor Liz Miller to support her work on a book about industrial mining and its effects on 19th- and early 20th-century literature. The $60,000 award, announced Dec. 12, will enable Miller to spend the 2019 calendar year writing Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion, 1830s-1930s.

Why we need #ClimateFriday

December 04, 2018
Concerned that recent climate reports might not receive the public attention they deserved, scientists began using the #ClimateFriday hashtag on Twitter to highlight findings of the reports.

Christyann Darwent: Archaeology Adventures in the Arctic

Christyann Darwent, an associate professor of anthropology at UC Davis, studies how humans adapt to arid, arctic environments and coastal ecosystems. As a zooarchaeologist, Darwent studies animal skeletal remains to better understand what past human economies and environments were like. UC Davis College of Letters and Science writing intern James Sommer ’18 sat down with Darwent in spring 2018 to learn about the Arctic locations she has traveled to, as well as the discoveries she’s made throughout her journey.

6 Aggies Who Are California's Environmental Guardians

Aggies Become Green Advocates as Managers, Policymakers, Professors and Attorneys How to Prepare for a Green Career​​​​​

Many students want to work on climate change issues to reduce our carbon footprint, conserve resources for future generations and make the planet more sustainable. 

Use these resources from the Internship and Career Center to plan your future:

Design Faculty Working on Climate Change Project

November 28, 2017
Two faculty members from the UC Davis College of Letters and Science Department of Design are part of a group selected for a year-long project bringing together local residents, public officials and experts to develop projects to strengthen resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes.

Art and Climate Science Combine in San Francisco

November 13, 2017
“Visualizing Connections to OneClimate,” a temporary installation from the Department of Design, brought to life a new campus-wide drive to address climate change.

Colloquium Highlights Sensory Aspects of Tea

February 06, 2017
Fully experiencing tea involves not just five senses but six, says tea master Wingchi Ip: “The sixth sense is the mind.” A tea tasting led by the Hong Kong importer of Chinese teas kicked off the second annual colloquium of the UC Davis Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science.

Thought Leaders - Fall 2016

December 02, 2016
In the College of Letters and Science magazine released in December 2016, we featured faculty and graduate students who provided expertise and insight into the big public issues of the day, from the parenting transgender kids, the political divide and immigration to climate change and poverty.