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From the Classroom to the Limelight

College of Arts and Sciences students bring Antigone to life by taking on production positions, including acting, costume design, and everything in between. Theatre arts students applied their creativity by looking at today's political state to remind audiences of the relatability of the more than 2,000-year-old play. Antigone opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, March 17.

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CLASSICS, THEATRE ARTS - Directed by Tara Wibrew, the University Theatre’s production of Antigone opens March 1 and runs through March 17. The production is a product of College of Arts and Sciences students’ hands-on learning, applying concepts learned in classrooms to the stage in Robinson Theatre on the Eugene campus.
ANTHROPOLOGY - Feeling connected to one's community could alleviate the harmful health effects of chronic exposure to stigma for transgender and nonbinary people, according to new research from a team co-led by University of Oregon professor L. Zachary DuBois. “The implications of these findings highlight the importance of community connections as a buffer for supporting resilience,” DuBois said.
JAPANESE, LATINX STUDIES, LINGUISTICS, SPANISH - The Latinx Studies Experiential Learning Program offers funding for a limited number of undergraduates to conduct research or pursue creative projects under the supervision of a faculty member. At a Feb. 13 forum, four undergrads showcased their research, which includes language revitalization, preservation and environmental justice radio reporting.

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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?

What will happen if a massive earthquake reduces the Pacific Northwest to rubble? The nation’s first subduction zone earthquake hazards center, CRESCENT, brings together researchers and policymakers to help build resilience against the inevitable temblor—and increase diversity in the Earth sciences.

Read more about CRESCENT in the new issue of CAS Connection. You’ll also find stories about keeping your New Year's resolutions, filming a new IMAX movie about OIMB, chronicling the women who formed Asian studies—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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Feb 27
HOPE: A Human Right - Prison Education Program Art Exhibit 7:00 a.m.

Join SAB and UO Prison Education Program as we host HOPE: A Human Right art exhibit in the EMU McMIllan Gallery. This annual exhibit showcases art from currently and formerly...
HOPE: A Human Right - Prison Education Program Art Exhibit
February 5–March 8
7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Adell McMillan Gallery

Join SAB and UO Prison Education Program as we host HOPE: A Human Right art exhibit in the EMU McMIllan Gallery. This annual exhibit showcases art from currently and formerly incarcerated individuals in Oregon. This show is on view from February 5th through March 8th.

Meet some of the artists and the amazing students, staff and faculty of the UO Prison Education Program for a reception on Thursday, March 7th from 6-7pm; free refreshments and activities.

Feb 27
"Heart Quilt" - Washburn Gallery 9:00 a.m.

A solo exhibition by Grace Partridge.   /// *Note: UO ID card with building access is required to gain entry to Washburn...
"Heart Quilt" - Washburn Gallery
February 26–29
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Ceramics Building Washburn Gallery

A solo exhibition by Grace Partridge.

 

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*Note: UO ID card with building access is required to gain entry to Washburn Gallery.*

Feb 27
"honey drip" - Foyer Gallery 9:00 a.m.

New work by Jules Myers.   /// Map to location of Foyer Gallery in Lawrence...
"honey drip" - Foyer Gallery
February 26–29
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall Foyer Gallery

New work by Jules Myers.

 

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Map to location of Foyer Gallery in Lawrence Hall

Feb 27
"Poetics of Relation" - LaVerne Krause Gallery 9:00 a.m.

The title of our show is Poetics of Relation and with it we ​seek to explore the difficulties of unknowingness and miscommunication within relationships and the...
"Poetics of Relation" - LaVerne Krause Gallery
February 26–29
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall LaVerne Krause Gallery

The title of our show is Poetics of Relation and with it we ​seek to explore the difficulties of unknowingness and miscommunication within relationships and the opacities that result from this conflict. Thus, true freedom of relation can only be achieved through accepting such opacities and existing in harmony with the unknown.  Niko Berger Abhishek Kulkarni Breanne Swindle