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Elizabeth Spiller Named College Dean

Dean Elizabeth Spiller

Elizabeth Spiller Named College Dean

On March 6, 2017, the College of Letters and Science is pleased to welcome its new dean, Professor Elizabeth Spiller.

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UC Davis College of Letters and Science

At the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, we search for solutions through our broad interdisciplinary lens of the arts, sciences and humanities. We stand together in wonder and inspiration as we identify questions, foster scholarship and creatively look to improve our world – with critical thinking, intellectual generosity and great people.
As the college with the broadest offering of disciplines, teaching the core curriculum for virtually all 28,000 undergraduate students and mentoring nearly 2,000 graduate students, the College of Letters and Science lives and breathes its interdisciplinary mission each day. We thrive at the intersection of fundamental scholarship, exploring and connecting fields as diverse as the arts & stars, math & music, chemistry & cinema, economics & English – and providing the foundation for a truly one-of-a-kind liberal arts education. Learn more: about the College of Letters and Science

Hands-On History for School Kids

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California K-12 students will get a new tool for studying the state's past—an online collection of archival material being created by the California Historical Society and the UC Davis-based California History-Social Science Project with $5 million in state funds. 

Unlocking the origins of supernovae

Supernova image credit BJ Fulton/Las Cumbres Observatory

Thanks to early detection by the DLT40 Sky Survey, run at UC Davis by Assistant Professor Stefano Valenti, astronomers have spied the short-lived blue glow from a giant companion star struck by a spectacular supernova.

Profs create hands-on art/play project


Glenda Drew and Jiayi Young conceived of and constructed "PL!NK," a room-size interactive environment for kids at the Crocker Art Museum.

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