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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    Underrepresented, Pointing Toward Success

    A nationally renown biologist, whose work pioneered the understanding of how mammals adapt to their marine environments, will be the keynote speaker at the first diversity and inclusion forum hosted by BCAMP — a newly-organized UAlbany STEM consortium. Read More


    Watch: Deadly Amphibian

    How do lethal dart frogs avoid killing themselves? We can explain in 51 seconds.

    Found in Colombia, the adult golden poison dart frog (Phyllobates terribilis) is one of the deadliest amphibians on Earth. Its skin glands are loaded with batrachotoxin (BTX) – enough to kill 20,000 mice or 10 humans. Read More


    Celebrating Global Diversity

    UAlbany alumna Erika Irish Brown, who made it onto Worth magazine’s list of the top 100 most powerful men and women in finance, will address what it takes to be a successful global citizen on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the International Celebration at 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Read More


    5 Questions with Faculty: Karla Kash

    Karla Kash joined UAlbany's College of Arts and Sciences this fall as an associate professor and Theatre Program director and producer. A professional actor, director, choreographer and fight director, Kash spent the past 10 years as head of the BFA Musical Theatre Program at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

    She said she was initially drawn to UAlbany because of its proximity to New York City and Boston. Her reasons for joining the University changed as soon as she interviewed. Read More

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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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