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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    Graduate School Fair

    Wednesday, October 11
    Campus Center Ballroom
    12 - 3 PM

    Discover Graduate Programs and enjoy light refreshments at The University at Albany. Register at albany.edu/graduate and attend for the chance to win an application fee waiver. See Full Flier


    Elite Entrepreneurs

    One company is using weather prediction to improve solar energy production, the other is making research labs more efficient – both will be amongst the country’s top collegiate entrepreneurs next week.

    UAlbany’s Blackstone LaunchPad program has selected two of its most successful startups to attend the “Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars Training Camp” on Tuesday and Wednesday in New York City. Read More


    Intelligent Image looks to enhance your reality

    James Mower is not in the business of seeing the future, but he has a knack for anticipating and creating technology that seems ahead of its time.

    Over a decade ago, the University at Albany associate professor created an augmented reality program that allows users to take live images and overlay them with three-dimensional information. Intelligent Image, the name of Mower’s AR technology, was patented in 2005, well before the Pokemon GO craze. Read More


    Study Reveals How Bilinguals Use Emoticons to Find Consensus

    Naysayers like to cite the popularity of emoji and emoticons as yet more evidence of the erosion of language and literacy and, perhaps, civilization itself. But studying how people use them can reveal much about our ability to socialize and exchange information.

    For example, a recent study by a team of researchers that included UAlbany Professor of Psychology Laurie Feldman includes important findings about how bilinguals use emoticons to optimize communication. 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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