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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    Biochemist’s Technique Rapidly Detects Ebola Virus

    In 2014, the most widespread Ebola virus outbreak in history wreaked havoc in Western Africa. The epidemic resulted in more than 28,000 reported cases and 11,315 deaths over 21 months.

    Biochemist Mehmet Yigit finds those numbers unacceptable. Read More


    Poetry Power

    A freshman Psychology major hopes to bring people together by giving them a place to share thoughts and feelings they might otherwise write down and throw away.

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    An Atmosphere of Praise

    A lifetime of contributions to meteorology do not go unnoticed. So said the 97th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, which devoted its final day to the Lance Bosart Symposium.

    Bosart, distinguished professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), was honored for his vast influence on synoptic-dynamic meteorology — the study of weather processes occurring over a horizontal range of 1,000 kilometers or more — during the meeting, which was held Saturday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
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    Five Questions with Faculty: Kathryn Walat

    Playwright Kathryn Walat came to UAlbany in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor of theatre in the Department of Music and Theatre.
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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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