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Scholarship Helped Alumna Take First Steps to Dream Career

November 15, 2018
Irene Ezran (B.A., international relations and Spanish, ’18) has had a lifelong fascination with international politics. With her sights set on a career as a foreign service officer, and with financial support from the Richard and Carolyn Palmer Scholarship, Ezran took her first summer internship at the United Nations. 

Seven College Alumni Offered Fulbright Awards

October 23, 2018
Thirteen UC Davis students and alumni have been awarded 2018–19 Fulbright fellowships — the largest group of Aggies ever awarded. Seven of them are recent graduates of the College of Letters and Science.

Chicana/o Studies Majors Prepared to Shape the Future

Students Steeped in Community Service, Cultural Expression, Theory and Analysis Outreach Through Art

A highlight of the Chicana/o Studies Program is the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA), based in Woodland, the county seat of Yolo Country about 15 miles from Davis.

A collaborative partnership between the UC Davis program and the greater Woodland community, TANA offers a silkscreen studio, Chicano/Latino arts exhibition space and a teaching center for the arts.

Megan Pynes (International Relations and Spanish '18)

Megan Pynes, International Relations and Spanish ’18 Megan Pynes attended the UC Davis Washington Program in Fall 2017.  Intern, The Latin America Working Group

“There was no better place for me than D.C. to put the skills I learned at UC Davis to work.”

With interests in foreign policy and international advocacy, what better place for Megan Pynes to be than “the” major political center: Washington, D.C.?

Double Majors: Designed for a Career in Environmental Justice

NyNy (Phuong) Vu was born in Vietnam and came to California with her family when she was six years old. Growing up in an immigrant neighborhood in Sacramento, NyNy saw first-hand the impact of environmental problems on underprivileged communities. “My goal in high school was to grow up to help the immigrant community,” she said.

Scholarships Support Stellar Students

September 30, 2017
Back-to-school time at the UC Davis College of Letters and Science means a rededication to our mission as a liberal arts powerhouse. More than ever, we’re focused on growing our students’ intellectual adaptability, critical thinking, and collaborative commitment to improving themselves and the world around them.

In Memoriam: Francisco X. Alarcon Lived His Poetry Every Day

January 21, 2016
Francisco X. Alarcón broke ground as a poet, writing in English, Spanish and the native language Nahuatl, creating poetry for children, and was an early, openly gay Chicano poet. A long-time continuing lecturer in Spanish at UC Davis, he died Jan. 15.