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.

25 Years of ExcellenceSchedule of Events
Fall 2018

  • Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

    September 20, 7:30pm
    Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center

    The Capital Region’s premier dance company performs works made in collaboration with current and emeritus CAS faculty. Tickets are $10-$20; contact the PAC Box Office.

  • New York State Writers Institute Inaugural Book Festival

    September 28, 7:30pm
    Campus Center Ballroom

    Begins with the presentation of the NY State Author and State Poet Awards and a public reception.

  • New York State Writers Institute Inaugural Book Festival

    September 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Campus Center

    A day-long, family-friendly event featuring award-winning authors and hands-on activities.

  • Songs & Sounds to Celebrate Silver

    October 5, 3:00 pm
    Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center

    The Department of Music & Theatre, along with guests, pays tribute to CAS with a music/spoken word program.

  • FLOW: Alumni Artists from Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition 2009-2017

    October 11 - December 8
    University Art Museum

    Highlighting eleven alumni artists working in a range of media.

  • “Engaging in a Changing World: The Transformative Power of Education Across Disciplines”

    October 16, 4:15 - 5:35 pm
    Standish Room, Science Library

    A panel discussion with CAS faculty and architect, author, writer and educator David Gersten.

  • David Gersten, “Developing New Ways of Knowing: Education, Art, Space, and Place” Presentation/Q&A

    October 16, 7:00 pm
    Recital Hall, PAC

    Gersten is a professor in the Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union and founding director of Arts Letters & Numbers, an arts and education organization.

  • Artists’ Reception, FLOW: Alumni Artists from Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition 2009-2017

    October 19, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
    University Art Museum

  • “Science, Scholarship, and Citizenship”

    October 22 4:15 - 5:35 pm
    Standish Room, Science Library

    A panel discussion with CAS faculty and Melanie Wallace, Senior Series Producer of PBS’s NOVA.

  • Melanie Wallace: “History, Science, and Truth in the 21st Century” Presentation with film clips/Q&A

    October 22 7:00 pm
    Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center

    Wallace is the Senior Series Producer for NOVA, the most-watched prime time science series on American television.

  • CAS 25th Anniversary Dinner

    October 25, 5:30 pm
    Treviso by Mallozzi’s

    A celebratory dinner open to faculty and staff of the College of Arts and Sciences and their invited guests. Featured speaker: Journalism Professor Thomas A. Bass, discussing recent travels to the Fukushima and Chernobyl exclusion zones.

2016-17 Compendium

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Spotlight

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.

Contact Us

Arts & Sciences 217
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
PH: 518-442-4651
Email the Dean's Office

Fall Office Hours
M-F 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The office is closed on: M 9/3/18, M 10/8/18, M 11/12/18 and TH-F 11/22-11/23/18