A global pandemic, social injustice and climate change epitomized 2020. This issue includes articles on:
— Psychology faculty research on the social and emotional toll of the pandemic.
— What rock formations inside caves are revealing to researchers about climate change.
— How humanities faculty and students are deepening the world's understanding of climate change and its grip on the human experience.
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.