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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    Chancellor’s Award: Stuti Misra

    Stuti Misra hails from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, but she’s made herself quite a home at UAlbany.

    A double major in Computer Science and Mathematics, Misra is a member of the Honors College, Omicron Delta Kappa and the Presidential Honors Society. Read More


    Chancellor’s Award: David Bunn

    Biology major David Bunn is a member of the Honors College, Phi Beta Kappa — the nation’s oldest academic honor society — and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. He has served on the Residential Life Advisory Board and on the Biology Department’s Graduate Recruitment Committee to help diversify its graduate program. Read More


    Chancellor's Award: Ermida Koduah

    Ermida Koduah of the Bronx has an international focus. The recent winner of a Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, Koduah spent the spring semester of sophomore year in Dubai. Read More


    Chancellor’s Award: Aritra Saha

    Aritra Saha of Queens is majoring in nanoscale engineering, minoring in Mathematics and Political Science, and getting a taste of government at the same time. 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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