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Shining a Light

A new set of lights at the University Theatre allows students to work with the latest technology used in professional theaters. “The new lights provide opportunities to add layers to lighting design, more flexibility, and we can use them in multiple ways," said Jordan Hamlin, a junior studying theatre arts. It's just one of many experiential learning opportunities that theatre students have at the College of Arts and Sciences.  

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News from CAS

PHILOSOPHY - Cintia Martínez Velasco, an assistant professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, appears on an episode of UO Today, a production by the Oregon Humanities Center. Her research and teaching interests include feminist philosophy, gender theory, decolonial philosophy, and critical theory in Latin America.
THEATRE ARTS - A new set of lights at the University Theatre provides students with opportunities to work with the latest technology that is used in professional theaters. It's just one of many experiential learning opportunities that theatre students have at the College of Arts and Sciences.
COMPUTER SCIENCE - Cybersecurity jobs to protect users and companies from hackers are in growing demand, and a new undergraduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences is training students to fill that role. Launched in the fall of 2023, the cybersecurity major combines rigorous courses and hands-on fieldwork with the aim of preparing students to hit the ground running in a cybersecurity career.

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Your Gift Changes Lives

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!

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What’s Happening in CAS?

Saghar Salehi escaped certain death in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan to pursue her dream of becoming a software engineer in the US. Salehi continues to fight for women's rights in Afghanistan while also studying computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Read more about Salehi in the new issue of CAS Connection. You’ll also find stories about a new cybersecurity major in CAS, the costume shop in the Department of Theatre Arts, how Department of Philosophy Assistant Professor Cintia Martínez is fighting gender-based violence—and more.

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Undergraduate Studies

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.

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Graduate Studies

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.

World-Class Faculty

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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.

 

Spotlight on CAS Academics

Choose Your Path

The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 50 majors and nearly 70 minors across multiple departments and programs in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. We also offer 36 master’s programs and 25 doctoral programs.

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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! 

More from Dean Chris Poulsen

The College of Arts and Sciences includes:

50+
undergraduate degree programs
30+
masters programs
25
PhD programs
10,000+
Undergraduate students in CAS Majors
795
faculty members
1,295
masters and PhD students in CAS

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Apr 15
2024 Student Organization Leadership Graduation Cord

Did you hold a student organization officer/leadership position? Are you graduating Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024? If so, you are eligible to receive a FREE...
2024 Student Organization Leadership Graduation Cord
March 27–June 30

Did you hold a student organization officer/leadership position? Are you graduating Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024? If so, you are eligible to receive a FREE Student Organization Leader Cord. To receive your cord, fill out this form https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zRIfukUZUz1EGO before July 1, 2024.  

To be eligible for a Student Organization Leadership Cord a student must:   

be graduating Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024,   be in a UO Student Club that is officially registered or recognized and verified through the Engage system,   hold a Student Leadership position and that position should be indicated in the Engage system,  fill out the form completely,   submit it by July 1, 2024, and  have not been given a student organization leadership cord in a previous year. 

Cords can be picked up or mailed to you, your choice. Questions about cords should be directed to Center for Student Involvement csi@uoregon.edu, 541-346-2631 

Apr 15
Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance)

Presented by the Center for Art Research Adam DeSorbo: Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance) March 1- May 19, 2024 CFAR billboard project at 510 Oak Street,...
Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance)
March 1–May 19
510 Oak

Presented by the Center for Art Research

Adam DeSorbo: Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance)

March 1- May 19, 2024 CFAR billboard project at 510 Oak Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance) depicts ochre-tinted maple leaves nailed to wood planks that have been strengthened through a traditional Japanese charring process known as the Yakisugi method. The burned boards and maple leaves allude to transitional states, both benign and seasonal, and the more destructive forces of increasing wildfire activity. The embedded relationship between preservation and destruction as it relates to the Anthropocene brings our paradoxical tendencies as a species into full relief. The image is activated through original text by the artist, making explicit the process of grieving a burning world. The interaction between the image and the text proposes an embrace of our ecological cracking, the necessity to witness, the urge to preserve, and the radical act of finding joy while existing in the cracks.

This CFAR billboard project is supported by the University of Oregon Department of ARt’s Center for Art Research in conjunction with the exhibition series Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World.

Apr 15
Craft Center Visiting Artist Exhibit: Frank Gosar

The Craft Center is excited to welcome our spring 2024 visiting artist, Frank Gosar. Frank has been creating pottery for over 30 years as Off Center Ceramics. His work will be on...
Craft Center Visiting Artist Exhibit: Frank Gosar
April 1–June 7
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Craft Center Gallery, Floor 2

The Craft Center is excited to welcome our spring 2024 visiting artist, Frank Gosar. Frank has been creating pottery for over 30 years as Off Center Ceramics. His work will be on view in the Craft Center Gallery from April 1 - June 7. 

Frank will also be teaching two workshops with the Craft Center this term, "Brush Making and Ceramic Painting" and "Potter's Tool Kit." For more information or to register, please visit https://craftcenter.uoregon.edu/workshops.

(The Craft Center Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Erb Memorial Union just past the Adell McMillan Gallery. Please check the Erb Memorial Union website for site hours.)

Apr 15
Spring Career Readiness Week (April 12–19)

Find daily ways to engage your career curiosity with workshops, local industry tours, alumni panels, casual career chats, the Career & Internship Expo (4/18), and Practice...
Spring Career Readiness Week (April 12–19)
April 12–19

Find daily ways to engage your career curiosity with workshops, local industry tours, alumni panels, casual career chats, the Career & Internship Expo (4/18), and Practice Interview Day (4/19) that will help you develop skills and connections on the road to career readiness. For a full list of workshops, career tours, networking events, resume reviews, alumni panels, and more, visit career.uoregon.edu/events or register for events in Handshake. Why wait?! Stop by the University Career Center in Tykeson Hall-Garden Level ASAP to get drop-in resume reviews and other career guidance to make the most of your Career Readiness Week!

Special thanks to our Spring 2024 Career Readiness Week sponsors: Enterprise Holdings and Sherwin Williams 

 

FULL SCHEDULE

 

Resume Extravaganza (Drop-In Resume Reviews)

Tuesday, April 9, 11am-4pm, Tykeson Hall 1st Floor Commons        

Did you know you can have a career readiness coach or a peer coach review your resume before the Spring Career & Internship Expo? Drop-in any time to get feedback on your resume. Don’t have a resume? Come learn how to make one!

 

Curious about Job & Internship Search Strategies? (Workshop)

Wednesday, April 10, 11am-12pm, Tykeson 50P (UCC Conference Room)

Looking for a job or internship and need help getting started?! Learn how to utilize Handshake and networking strategies to find opportunities that align with your interests; and how to get university credit for an internship (UGST404).

 

Curious About Interviewing? (Workshop)

Friday, April 12, 10am-11am, Tykeson 50P (UCC Conference Room)

Come learn about the basics of interviewing and how to stand out as a candidate!

 

Black Business in Oregon: A Journey to Excellence Reception

Friday, April 12, 5pm-6:30pm, Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Meet Black alumni from different stages of their careers who will share experiences, insights, and success stories. Dinner and refreshments from Philyaw’s Cookout and Catering will be served. Space is limited, so register by April 9 to secure your spot!

 

Curious About the Spring Career & Internship Expo? (Virtual Info-Session)

Monday, April 15, 12pm-1pm, Register in Handshake for Zoom link

Learn the ins and outs of navigating the in-person Career and Internship Expo, updating your Handshake profile, researching employers, and how to present yourself authentically during the Expo.

 

Peace Corps + RARE Panel

Monday, April 15, 3pm-4 pm, Tykeson Hall 1st Floor Commons        

Serve at home or abroad. Join us for a panel discussion featuring representatives from the Peace Corps and UO's RARE AmeriCorps program to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain knowledge about the application processes for both programs.

 

Curious about Resumes? (Workshop)

Tuesday, April 16, 12pm-1pm, Tykeson 50P (UCC Conference Room)

Come learn about the basics of resume writing and have the opportunity to ask questions on formatting, structure, and bring your own resume for tailoring and more!

 

Your Future in Tech + Connect (Panel+Networking)

Tuesday, April 16, 4pm-6:30pm, Tykeson Hall 1st Floor Commons        

4pm-5pm-Industry Insights Panel, followed by 5:15-6:30pm Connect with Tech Employers

Join us for a special industry-connection night dedicated to helping you get career ready for your future in Tech. Hear from a panel of industry leaders &/or participate in small group networking with tech employers to get advice on career-building opportunities and connections.

 

Industry Bites: Make it in Marketing!

Tuesday, April 16, 4pm-4:45pm, Lillis 440

Interested in exploring a career in marketing? Want to learn more about marketing industry from corporate to agency work, strategy, design, and campaigns? Join us for PIZZA, panel, and conversation with marketing leaders.

 

Ducks in Finance: Navigating the Corporate Financial Landscape

Tuesday, April 16, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Register in Handshake for Zoom link

Join the UO Alumni Association for an insightful journey into the world of corporate finance with our esteemed panel of alumni, each carving their paths to success.

 

Environmental Connect

Wednesday, April 17, 4pm-6pm, Crater Lake Rooms

Network with a variety of public agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses in a casual, fun “speed dating”-style event.  Over the course of the event, you’ll have a chance to meet a new employer every 10 minutes!

 

Spring Career & Internship Expo

Thursday, April 18, 12pm-4pm, EMU Ballrooms 

Get curious about your future and make connections with cool employers! Find your career fit with over 70+ employers comprised of private industry; public, educational, and non-profit organizations; local government, the federal government, law enforcement, and military--all on-campus and excited to share more with you about their organization and early career talent opportunities.  

First Career & Internship Expo? Or just a little nervous? Come early and get a low-stress, behind-the-scenes Expo Preview & Tour (11:15am-noon, EMU Ballrooms) and learn how to navigate the expo and make a good first impression with employers.   Take part in the Expo Scavenger Hunt to win prizes and have fun conversation starters with employers.   Bring your resume to impress employers!  Get a FREE Professional Headshot taken to add to your LinkedIn!

 

Practice Interview Day

Friday, April 19, 12pm-4pm (30-45 minutes each), Tykeson Hall 1st Floor Commons   

Come practice commonly asked interview questions and get active feedback on your communication style, professionalism, and more. interviewing skills, get feedback from experienced professionals and career coaches.