Dear Colleagues,

As our beautiful fall weather has changed to the cold winds of December, it is a perfect time to share the CAS news from fall 2017. Just a few weeks ago, our new President, Havidan Rodríguez, began his listening tour with a series of three-hour visits to UAlbany’s schools and colleges. Given the scope of the College of Arts and Sciences, we were pleased to host President Rodríguez first for a visit to the Office of the Dean and the Council of Chairs. He listened attentively to the brief departmental overviews Chairs provided to give the President an understanding of the breadth and depth of the College’s contributions to the University’s educational and research mission and its engagement with the greater community. During a second visit one week later, President Rodríguez then met with CAS faculty and graduate students in the Board Room of the new Campus Center West. He freely answered questions from faculty and students and shared with us his vision of excellence, growth and innovation.

In keeping with the President’s vision, we are very pleased to announce that we have received final approval from the State Education Department to offer two new Graduate Programs, a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and a Master of Science in Data Science. This past fall, we also resurrected and reinvigorated our Graduate Certificate Program in Autism and we are thrilled at the number of students who have already enrolled. Several of our departments are currently working on the development of new programs, and I look forward to reporting progress in these areas in our spring newsletter.

Lastly, the 2016-17 annual compendium, which highlights the research, scholarly and creative accomplishments of our faculty, is now online on the College website. Please take a minute to view the exciting work taking place here in Arts and Sciences.

As I write this, we are heading into the holiday season. I therefore would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of the College and to wish you all a happy holiday season.
Sincerely,

Edelgard Wulfert
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Psychology and Collins Fellow

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Upcoming Events

Full CAS Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, December 6,
2:45-4:15PM
Multi-Use Room,
Campus Center West

CAS Holiday Open House

Monday, December 11,
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Multi-Use Room,
Campus Center West

Final Examinations End

Tuesday, December 19