Pushing the limits to take you further

The College of Arts and Sciences is a diverse community of exceptional scholars working together toward the common goal of excellence in the pursuit of knowledge, both for its own sake and in service to society.

The College is the University’s largest academic unit and provides the liberal arts foundation for a UAlbany education. In our programs, students explore big ideas and timely, important problems; unleash their creativity and develop their aesthetic sensibility; investigate and analyze the natural world; and develop the flexible intellect required to be engaged local and global citizens.

Featured News

  • CHEMISTRY

    ‘You Can’t Show That!’

    Some Americans are aware that the path to ending state censorship of the movies was a long but successful one, resulting in an enormous expansion of what we can see and hear in the theater.

    Most do not realize, however, that this road to cinematic freedom contributed directly to expanded First Amendment protections of artistic expression. Read More

  • CHEMISTRY

    No Such Thing As The Perfect Crime

    Chemistry PhD student Ewelina Mistek is making it harder and harder for criminals who dare to leave behind any trace of themselves or their victims. Read More

  • ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

    Igniting Science Curiosity

    A large group of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students within UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environment Sciences (DAES) spent four days teaching and inspiring the Capital Region community. Read More

  • CHEMISTRY

    Chemist Proposes 'Sweat Analysis' to Better Secure Electronics

    Jan Halámek believes there is a better method to securing electronic devices – and it relies on our own sweat.

    Biometric Authentication:

    Halámek, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University at Albany, has released a concept paper in ChemPhysChem that proposes a new biometric-based authentication approach for unlocking mobile and wearable devices, such as smart phones and smart watches. Read More

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Spotlight

Excellent Evidence

Graduate students Claire Muro and Kyle Doty invent new ways for forensic scientists to solve crimes. Current methods for examining fluids found at crime scenes result in the destruction of evidence. But Claire and Kyle, under the supervision of Professor Igor Lednev, are helping to change that. They recently received awards for their work on nondestructive forensic methods, Muro for differentiating between five main body fluids and Doty for distinguishing human blood and that of ten animal species.

Read more Claire, Kyle, and the work being done in the Lednev Lab, and learn more about the study of chemistry at the University at Albany.

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