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.

Featured News


    Enlivening the Fort

    Playing a Colonial Era child in historical enactments starting at age 2, Erica Nuckles probably always had a career with living history in her future.
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    Sometimes, students must find their own path to excellence.
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    Study: Fruit Flies Offer Fertility Clues

    Prash Rangan may have an answer for millions of couples experiencing infertility and it comes from an unexpected source – fruit flies.
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    Inspiring Minds

    The start of the school year is always a time for new projects and new faces. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) introduced its own new faces Monday, at a reception the University Art Museum honoring 31 new faculty members.
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  • The Creative Life

    What happens when different groups come together to celebrate the University at Albany's vibrant arts scene?
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Professor Phyllis Galembo

The Art of Disguise

Photography Professor Phyllis Galembo’s portraits capture the artistry and transformative power of ritual dress in Africa and the Americas. Recently, Galembo received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in support of her work, the third of her career. She adds this to her many accomplishments, including a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, a show at the Venice Biennale international exhibition, and a Senior Fulbright Research Award for Kings, Chiefs and Women of Power: Images from Nigeria.

Read more about Professor Galembo and how to study fine arts at the University at Albany.

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