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Gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences can help our students make the most of their college careers. To do this, CAS needs your support. Your contributions help us ensure that teaching, research, advising, mentoring, and support services are fully available to every student. Thank you!
CAS to Add Tenure-track Positions in Latinx Studies
The College of Arts and Sciences is adding six tenure-track faculty positions in various departments. CAS’s goal is to broaden our academic expertise and deepen interdisciplinary research, create relevant curriculum and foster mentorship on campus for students.
Wherever your academic goals eventually take you at the UO, all Ducks begin their journey with foundational courses in CAS. More than 60 percent of students go on to pursue a major in a CAS department or program. With more than 50 departments and programs, there’s an intellectual home for almost any interest, talent, or career aspiration.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 30 master's programs and more than 20 doctoral programs across a diverse range of disciplines. Both as contributors to research teams and through their own scholarship and teaching, our CAS graduate students are indispensable to the vitality of the UO academic mission.
Student Support Services
We provide our students with a variety of resources to help you thrive inside and outside the classroom. Through Tykeson Advising, we provide comprehensive academic and career advising from the start of your journey at the University of Oregon. Learn about career preparation and get assistance in selecting the very best classes. Connect with labs, libraries, IT and tutoring. Find your community on campus.
The College of Arts and Sciences faculty members are a driving force of the high-output, high-impact research activity that has earned the UO membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Our world-class faculty members are inspiring teachers.
Among them are five members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, four members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 10 Members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are committed to helping students discover their academic passion. Every day, they work to expand students’ intellectual horizons, preparing them for life after college with real-world knowledge and skills.
Meet our Dean
In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), we are committed to excellence in research and teaching, student success, and diversity, equity, and belonging.
A liberal arts education—one that offers a breadth of intellectual approaches and perspectives and depth in a major discipline—is the foundation to a purposeful life as a life-long learner, engaged citizen, and leader. The skills you will learn here—from written and verbal communication to analytical and quantitative reasoning, to compassion and understanding—are those that employers seek and will open the door to a wealth of opportunities.
You will find more than 50 majors and a multitude of minors within CAS, and seemingly endless opportunities for personal exploration and discovery. Whether you are an incoming first-year student, a grad student or a transfer student, you can map an exciting future and be part of a fun, warm, engaged liberal arts community here. Come join us. And go Ducks!
The College of Arts and Sciences includes:
Happening at CAS
A new, innovative earthquake center led by the University of Oregon is receiving a five-year, $15-million grant from the National Science Foundation to understand the Cascadia subduction zone and improve earthquake resiliency in the Pacific Northwest. https://t.co/LkntO5ugTq pic.twitter.com/fhxWrNe2le— UO College of Arts and Sciences (@uocas) September 11, 2023
The flock is migrating south, as the Ducks take on the Cardinal. Can Oregon Football bring home a second W in a row against Stanford in the teams’ 86th matchup? Join us in the Bay for the ultimate bird bath and celebration of Duck pride. Complete with great food and drinks, entertainment from The Duck and Oregon Cheer, and plenty of green and yellow spirit to go around, it’s sure to be an exciting tailgate experience.
7:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Jenny Kroik received her MFA from the University of Oregon School of Art and Design in 2010. She is a New York City-based illustrator. Born in in St. Petersburg, Russia, she moved to Israel with her family in 1989, and then to the United States in 2002. The inspiration for her whimsical, sensitive paintings comes from the people she sees around her and moving to NYC in 2016 has given her endless material for her illustrations. With her work, she attempts to capture a fleeting moment or a feeling, to freeze time and highlight the beauty and wonder in each person, their environment and event. Jenny has worked with a wide variety of clients on illustrations for books, magazines, advertising, products, and websites, she has also shown her work in a number of US galleries. For the past 9 years Jenny has taught drawing and painting part-time at the University of Oregon and City College of New York and art workshops across the country. She has a BFA in illustration and animation from the Art Institute of Boston and an MFA in painting from the University of Oregon.
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Our stories. Our identities. Our struggles. Our triumphs. Our comedy and tragedy. How we understand our life lessons and share them with others, our vulnerabilities, aspirations, plans gone awry: it all suddenly make sense in a narrative view in which our life becomes art. Chaotic experience becomes an orderly and miraculous and redeeming and suspenseful plot. Memoir is the number one bestselling genre today, including the sensational and ghostwritten, but it always has been. Our most enduring—and endearing—literature is memoir writing.
We will read examples of great memoirs, and you will have a chance to select a book and present it to our class: it takes a village. You will even have a chance to write a piece of your own fan fiction memoir—who can tell your story better than you? And it is a story that must be heard.
About the instructor:
Dr. Barbara Mossberg is a Professor of Practice in Literature in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the millennia. Through interactive displays and rare specimens, you’ll go deep into Oregon’s past and join a conversation about our collective future.