Kathryn Olmsted, a professor in the Department of History at UC Davis, has been named Associate Dean of the Faculty in the Social Sciences in the College of Letters and Science. She is a recognized leader in research on U.S. history and brings broad academic leadership experience at UC Davis.
Students from across the College of Letters and Science at UC Davis shared their research on some of California’s most pressing policy issues in a fast-paced poster session during this summer’s UC Center Sacramento Undergraduate Research Showcase.
At this year’s Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition, on view June 8-25 at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, students in history, performance studies and English as well as design and art will take part. A free, public opening celebration will take place June 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Art history students will present their research the following day. In all, 30 Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts and doctoral students are participating.
From addressing racial disparities to restoring forests, five newly funded public engagement projects in the College of Letters and Science at UC Davis will help communities in California and around the world shape their future.
Sudipta Sen, a professor of history and Middle East/South Asian studies, was recently awarded a Sir Williams Jones Memorial Medal from the Asiatic Society of India for his influential work on the history of South Asia. Sen is a historian of the late Mughal and early British India and the British Empire, and of the environment.