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CAS Researchers Decarbonizing Steel Production

Using electrochemistry, Paul Kempler and his team developed a way that could help decarbonize one of the largest and most emissions-intensive industries worldwide. Decarbonizing the process of converting iron ores into pure iron could do roughly as much as turning every gas-powered car into electric, according to Kempler, who is a research assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as the director of the Electrochemistry Masters Internship Program.  

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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.
Through the help of the Pre-Health Advising team, more than 4,000 CAS pre-med students are getting the support they need to make their applications stand out for medical and graduate schools. "If it wasn't for the pre-health advising, I think it would have taken me five or six years to complete the major and the career path that I want to take," said pre-dental student Diyar Dezay, a first-generation college student.

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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.

 

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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! 

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The College of Arts and Sciences includes:

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Feb 21
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 21
"Something Happens When We Die" - Foyer Gallery 9:00 a.m.

New work by Calder Muller.   /// Map to location of Foyer Gallery in Lawrence...
"Something Happens When We Die" - Foyer Gallery
February 19–22
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall Foyer Gallery

New work by Calder Muller.

 

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Map to location of Foyer Gallery in Lawrence Hall

Feb 21
Public Surplus Sale 9:00 a.m.

The UO wants to encourage reuse and prevent waste. Visit us to find extremely discounted surplus materials from campus.  Common items: -Work tables and desks (many...
Public Surplus Sale
January 9–March 21
9:00–11:00 a.m.
Old Joe Romania Warehouse Near 15th & Orchard

The UO wants to encourage reuse and prevent waste. Visit us to find extremely discounted surplus materials from campus.  Common items: -Work tables and desks (many styles) -Chairs -Cabinets for storage and filing  -Books -Buckets (3-5 gallon) -DVDs -Cookware -Decorations for home and office -Frames and art -Misc. office supplies -More

Feb 21
"Mimicking Nature to Create New Technology" — Knight Campus Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with William Murphy 10:00 a.m.

Please join us on Feb. 21, 2024, for the Knight Campus Winter 2024 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, featuring Dr. William Murphy. In his lecture, Bill Murphy will describe how...
"Mimicking Nature to Create New Technology" — Knight Campus Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with William Murphy
February 21
10:00–11:00 a.m.
Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact Beetham Family Seminar Room

Please join us on Feb. 21, 2024, for the Knight Campus Winter 2024 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, featuring Dr. William Murphy. In his lecture, Bill Murphy will describe how some of the materials commonly found in nature can inspire new technologies. Common materials like minerals and proteins have led to the establishment of several start-up companies, with technologies that impact the biopharma industry and clinical medicine.

Bill Murphy is the Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin. His research group has developed new classes of biomimetic materials inspired by nature. They have used their materials to create new medical devices, human cells, and human tissues. He has over 200 publications, filed over 60 patents and co-founded 4 start-up companies based on those inventions. He also serves as Founding Director of the Forward BIO Institute, which catalyzes innovation in research, entrepreneurship and training, and pushes groundbreaking technologies out of academia and into the private sector.