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CAS faculty and staff support the academic enterprise that provides the foundation for the UO’s teaching and research mission.

CAS is home to approximately 800 instructional and research faculty, 950 graduate teaching fellows and 200 administrative employees. CAS has annual expenditures of more than $140 million and utilizes slightly more than half a million square feet of space spread among nearly 50 separate buildings both on- and off-campus.

The menu to the right offers access to resources for CAS faculty and staff.

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Ernesto Martinez Wins HBO Award and Licensing Agreement

La Serenata (“The Serenade”) has won the inaugural “HBO Latino/ Official Latino Short Film Competition.”

One Deer’s Journey

Epic migration of 242 miles—from southwest Wyoming to eastern Idaho—revealed in new maps and documentation from UO Infographics team.

The Toxic Masculinity of the Trump Administration

Philosophy professor Bonnie Mann, in aTimes op-ed, responds to Congressional testimony of Marie Yovanovitch.

Congressional Testimony

Geographer Peter Walker says attacks by militias on federal employees have unintended effects, creating community sympathy for those workers. 

Remembering a Brother

Creative writing instructor Brian Trapp memorializes his severely disabled brother in this moving Kenyon Review essay.

New Book: Surviving Genocide

WaPo features historian Jeffrey Ostler’s new book, which explores how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans.

Courtney Thorsson Reflects on Toni Morrison’s Legacy

Thorrson, associate professor of English, is currently writing a book about Morrison in the 1970s.

Men Often Use Homophobic Tweets to Protect Masculinity

Sociologist CJ Pascoe found that “no homo” conveyed positive emotional expressions like friendship.

In The Wake of Hurricane Maria

Alaí Reyes-Santos transformed her Race, Ethics, Justice course into an opportunity for her students to take part in a humanitarian intervention.

2019 Faculty Research Awards

15 CAS faculty—from classics to cinema studies to psychology and biology—have been honored.

Forgotten Forerunners

History prof Leslie Alexander interviewed by Mo Rocca on CBS Sunday Morning re: civil rights pioneer Elizabeth Jennings.

Latino/a Experience through Album Cover Art: 1940-90

“Visual Clave,” co-curated by anthro/folklore prof Phil Scher, at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through 4/21. 

CAS Welcomes 45 New Faculty Members

Spanning the range of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences disciplines, our new faculty bring deep expertise and fresh perspectives. 

The Evolution of Race and Diversity in Comics

Voice of America interviews comics artists, cosplay participants and English prof Ben Saunders at San Diego Comic Con.

The “Broadcast 41” and #MeToo

In Ms Magazine piece, prof Carol Stabile draws from her new book re: women fighting sexism and racism in Hollywood, decades before #MeToo. 

Marvel Exhibit Opens in Seattle

Curated by English professor Ben Saunders. Read the Forbes magazine coverage. 

Five Receive NSF Career Award

Five scientists receive National Science Foundation’s “most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty” 

Six CAS Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Four biologists, a chemist and an economist receive prestigious honor. 

Research Meets Radio

JPR interview with Betsy Wheeler: How people with disabilities are represented in literature 

Environmental Justice For All

Laura Pulido helped start a movement to protect minorities from health hazards 

The Spy Who Taught Me

George Wickes, professor emeritus of English, is featured in new Ken Burns documentary, “The Vietnam War.” 

Life Lessons

Mike Copperman set out to teach poor kids in the Mississippi Delta. But who was teaching whom? 

UO Lands Nobel Laureate

David Wineland, a physicist who earned a Nobel Prize in 2012, is joining CAS. 

Gender Inequality at Uber

CJ Pascoe interview: “The Science of Sexism—Why Workplaces Are So Hard To Change.”

Global Gypsies

Confronting persecution of Europe’s largest ethnic minority 

Celebrating an Achievement

Many CAS faculty are among those honored at recent ceremony for having received promotions or tenure.

Recognizing Promising Projects

Two research teams led by CAS faculty win UO interdisciplinary awards.

Hive Mind

These curious kindergartners got as close to bees as a person can without getting stung.

Twelve Talented Teachers

A dozen members of the College of Arts and Sciences are selected to receive Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards.

Honored for Their Inquisitiveness

Seven College of Arts and Sciences faculty are recognized with 2017 Research Excellence Awards.

Seeking Fundamental Knowledge

UO physicists join researchers from across North America with aim of shining light on dark matter.

Two from CAS Honored

A psychology professor and the College’s director of communications are among those receiving awards.

Distinguished Educators

Seven College of Arts and Sciences faculty are among those receiving the University’s top teaching award.

Scher Named Divisional Dean

Professor Philip Scher of anthropology has been named Divisional Dean for Social Sciences.

A Study of Sounds

One psychology lab is listening to what infants hear with the goal of seeing how they learn.

Overly Harsh Criticism

The European Union is faring better than the critics say, according to political science professor Craig Parsons.

Dean Honors Tykeson Winners

Three faculty members were recently honored with the 2017 Tykeson Teaching Awards.

Superpowers of His Own

Look for Ben Saunders, of the comic and cartoon studies program, in a documentary on superheroes this weekend.

Looking for Insight

UO neuroscientists studying vision in mice are learning more about how we make decisions.

Ape Expert

Anthropologist Frances White‘s research shows bonobo apes are more human-like than we think.

Chief Atom Smasher

Physicist Jim Brau is named to the international group developing the next generation of particle colliders.

Occupation Aftermath

Geography professor Peter Walker says you can still see effects in the community from the takeover of the Malheur refuge.

The Way to Grow

Professor Tim Duy weighs in on the most effective ways that states can boost their economies.

Cutting Edge Comics

Ben Saunders organizes an exhibit about the irreverent comic book company EC Comics.

Getting the Dirt on Garbage

It’s been a challenge since the dawn of civilization: How do we get rid of our garbage?