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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    Truly Better Weather Solutions

    In 2001, Donald Berchoff, then commander of the 15th Operational Weather Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, told leading officials in the base’s Tanker Airlift Control Center that they were wasting big taxpayer money on weather delays.
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    Study: Democrats and Republicans Process Political Ads Differently

    Ask Democrats and Republicans which political advertisements they remember from November’s presidential election – their answer may surprise you.
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    Experts Q&A: Rebuilding U.S. Infrastructure

    In his joint address to Congress on February 28, President Donald J. Trump called for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending to fix America’s bridges, roadways, waterways and broadband networks. Critics and colleagues alike are in agreement that the investment is needed, and that $1 trillion is likely only a fraction of the cost. Read More


    Chemistry Student Named to Capital Region ‘40 under 40’ List

    Tony Hoang, a Ph.D. chemistry candidate at UAlbany, has been announced as part of Albany Business Review’s 2017 “40 under 40” class.

    The honorees were selected from about 400 nominations. They represent the incredible young talent from many of the Capital Region’s important industries including finance, health care, technology and hospitality. 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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