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.

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    Honoring Excellence with the Chancellor's Award

    More than a dozen UAlbany faculty and staff have been named recipients of the 2016-2017 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for consistently superior professional achievement. They are among 361 faculty and staff across the State University of New York to be honored. Read More


    X-ray Specs

    Satyendra Kumar, UAlbany’s associate vice president for Research and a professor of Physics, was part of a team of researchers that studied a new way to track dynamic molecular features in soft materials, including the high-frequency molecular vibrations that transmit waves of heat, sound and other forms of energy. Read More


    Forensic Chemist Can Now Predict Age of Bloodstains Up to 2 Years

    Igor Lednev is adding yet another capability to his patented laser technology that could soon help law enforcement catch criminals.

    Lednev, a chemistry professor at the University at Albany, along with graduate student Kyle Doty, released findings this month on a method to accurately predict the age of bloodstains at crime scenes for up to two years. Read More


    A Distinguished Career

    When The Weather Channel calls you a legend, it must be true.

    Lance Bosart, a distinguished professor in UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), was featured Sunday on The Weather Channel’s "WX Geeks" to discuss his illustrious career and the future of forecasting. Read More


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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