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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    Follow the Crowd

    When looking for ways to stimulate an economy, liberals tend to favor programs that increase government spending while conservatives favor tax cuts. A new book from a UAlbany economist says these efforts have something in common: neither work.
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    Five Questions with Faculty: Julia Hormes

    Julia M. Hormes, and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, came to UAlbany in 2012, after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Comprehensive Alcohol Research Center and the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.
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    Chemist’s Forensic Tool Can Determine Saliva as Male or Female

    Using laser technology to catch criminals is no longer futuristic in the lab of Igor Lednev. Lednev, a chemistry professor at the University at Albany, has released findings on a new method for determining a culprit’s sex with up to 92 percent accuracy based on saliva left behind at a crime scene.
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    The On/Off Switch

    A recent University at Albany-led study has opened new possibilities for understanding how proteins, the workhorse molecules in cells, are regulated.
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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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