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


    Leading the Way

    UAlbany’s Jeanette Altarriba and Alfredo Medina are among the inaugural class of Fellows at SUNY’s Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI), chosen for their potential to become top leaders at SUNY institutions.Read more


    Embracing the Differences

    Theatre Program’s ‘Hair’ Connects Past Social Movements to the Present

    The University’s theatre program will present four performances of “Hair” this weekend beginning on Thursday, March 22 in the Performing Arts Center.
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    The Hunt to End Disease

    UAlbany chemists Max Royzen and Jia Sheng want to better understand how our body’s ribonucleic acid (RNA) can help fight some of the most challenging human diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and HIV.

    New funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will ensure they continue laying the groundwork. Read more


    Conversations with Colleagues

    The death and rebirth of photography, portraits of Mexico, and the environmental history uncovered in the laundry room – these are the jumping-off points for this semester’s “Campus Conversations in Standish.” The Conversations are a chance for you to hear what your colleagues are studying and thinking about in a relaxed setting.

    First in this semester’s series is Danny Goodwin, associate professor of photography and related media in the Department of Art and Art History, on Wednesday, Feb. 28. 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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1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
PH: 518-442-4651
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Spring Office Hours
M-F 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The office will be closed on: M 2/19/18 and M 5/28/18