Philanthropy

Music lover and Philanthropist Grace Noda Remembered

July 02, 2018

Local philanthropist and lover of music Grace Noda (née Imamoto) died on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, surrounded by family and music. She was 98 years old. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness to others.

1958 - Michael Chapman

May 01, 2018
Michael W. Chapman (B.A., medical sciences, ’58), chairman emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC Davis Medical Center, is a recipient of a 2018 UC Davis Medal, the highest honor the university bestows on individuals.

Support the College

The UC Davis College of Letters and Science is fortunate to have a strong community of alumni, parents, and friends. We welcome your participation in our college events, giving programs, and volunteer work.

As the College of Letters and Science continues to grow, philanthropic support is the key to providing students and faculty with the best opportunities possible. Philanthropic gifts help close the budget gap, making a difference for students, programs, faculty, research and facilities. 

UC Davis Expands Persian Literature, Language Courses

May 17, 2016
Persian studies at UC Davis are taking another leap forward with the launch of a new minor, a growing faculty and the creation of an endowed chair in Persian language and literature.

Persian Studies Program Receives $1.5 Million from Iranian-American Philanthropist

September 24, 2015
Silicon Valley philanthropist and humanitarian Bita Daryabari has made a $1.5 million gift to UC Davis to broaden its Persian studies program. The gift will establish the Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature and help transform UC Davis into a leading force in teaching, research and outreach that advances global understanding of Persian language and culture.