This issue of the College of Letters and Science Magazine includes articles on:
— What faculty are uncovering about one of the most promising and vexing trends in internet technology: bots.
— Alumni who work at the World Bank, write award-winning fiction, and shine brightly in art, film, and media.
— Cool courses that students can take to stretch their perspectives and position themselves to think differently about their opportunities.
This issue, focused on learning experiences outside the classroom, features just a few of the thousands of students and alumni who have:
— Pursued internships.
— Conducted student research.
— Studied abroad in ways that not only benefit them in their journey toward meaningful and fulfilling careers, but also help to bring their strengths to the world as a whole.
In this issue, we focus on the theme of "Making Ideas Real." Features include:
— The comprehensive design program in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, where faculty and students defy disciplinary limits to tackle problems and explore solutions that require a mix of curiosity, creativity, technical skill, and an open mind.
— The college's future-forward communication major.
— The Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics.