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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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HISTORY - Financial crises are somewhat regular occurrences today. But what can we learn from the first-ever stock market crash in 1720? On March 6, Daniel Menning, an associate professor at the University of Tübingen in Germany, will discuss in a lecture for undergraduate students about the South Sea Bubble and how people make decisions during financial crises.
ENGLISH, NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES - A three-year endowment fund is supporting Kirby Brown's work on his family’s Cherokee oral history and material archives to better understand Cherokee Nation literature, history, intellectual production, and lived experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. Brown is an associate professor of Native American and Indigenous literary and cultural production in the Department of English and the director of Native American and Indigenous studies.
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.

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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
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Mar 3
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.

Mar 3
Professional Edge: Lithia & Driveway Immersion - Application Deadline

Deepen your data analytic skillset, build your portfolio, and make your resume stand out!  Immersions are cohort-based programs offered through the Lundquist College of...
Professional Edge: Lithia & Driveway Immersion - Application Deadline
March 3

Deepen your data analytic skillset, build your portfolio, and make your resume stand out! 

Immersions are cohort-based programs offered through the Lundquist College of Business Professional Edge program, aimed at helping students gain applied experience with in-demand skillsets through a work-aligned project. 

This Immersion is offered in collaboration with leading automotive giant, Lithia & Driveway, and is designed to deepen your data analytics skillset, build your portfolio, and make your resume stand out. 

Program Duration: This concise 7-week program fits seamlessly into weeks 2-8 of spring term. We anticipate it will take approximately 4-6 hours each week to complete your analysis independently and prepare for your presentation as a group.  

Benefits of Participating: 

Real-world, industry-aligned experience Develop a standout portfolio piece Earn a microcredential in Microsoft Power BI Sponsored site visit to Lithia's headquarters to network with current employees

Program Duration: This concise 7-week program fits seamlessly into weeks 2-8 of spring term. 

Application Process and Deadline: Limited spaces are available in this immersion program. To apply, complete the statement of interest by the application deadline: March 3. Applications will be reviewed by the coordinating team, and you will be notified if you are selected by Friday, March 22.  

For more information, email ProfessionalEdge@uoregon.edu. 

Mar 3
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.–9:00 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.

Mar 3
Ride up to the Mountain: Hoodoo Ski Area 7:30 a.m.

 Join the OP for an epic mountain adventure! We're heading up to Hoodoo for a day of skiing and snowboarding, and you're invited! Hop on our $20 van ride,...
Ride up to the Mountain: Hoodoo Ski Area
March 3
7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

 Join the OP for an epic mountain adventure! We're heading up to Hoodoo for a day of skiing and snowboarding, and you're invited! Hop on our $20 van ride, transporting you to the snowy slopes. Secure your $55 lift ticket at the OP Barn before the pre-trip meeting, and snag skis or a snowboard for just $39 at Hoodoo. Got your own gear? Bring it along for the ride! As a bonus, students signing up enjoy complimentary access to must-have snow accessories like helmets (required), goggles, mittens, and snow jackets, courtesy of the OP Rental Barn. Don't miss out – jump on this opportunity to shred the slopes with the OP! 

Total cost for a day of shredding is $114 (with skis or snowboard rental at Hoodoo) or $75 (if you have your own skis or board). Students will pay the $20 van ride fee upon signing up and need to be prepared with funds for rentals at Hoodoo. Call the OP to snag your seat!   

Pre-Trip: 3/1/24, 5:00pm at OP Rental Barn 

UO Students Only. No Refunds.

Time: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm on 3/3/24

Location: OP Rental Barn 

Level: 2

Sign up: Yes, call (541)346 -4371 or (541) 346-6092 between 12-5pm

Cost: $20 van ride + lift ticket + rental gear if needed