The new academic year is off to a great start with myriad welcoming events for new faculty and students. Because the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is by far the largest unit of the University of Vermont with 58% of the University’s undergraduates, the characteristics of the entering class in CAS very much influence any overview of the class of 2013 generally. Dean Miller's message.
Spotlight on the Chemistry Department
As the fall 2009 semester begins, more students are taking chemistry courses than ever before. This fall more than 3,600 students are enrolled in chemistry classes and laboratories in the Cook Building. Although increasing undergraduate enrollments explain some of the growth seen in chemistry classes, we also attribute much of this growth to the ever-increasing quality of the UVM undergraduate, bringing more and more students to UVM seeking professional careers in the health and related sciences. Read more of Prof. Dwight Matthews' message.
Elder Memorial set for Friday, September 25
The memorial celebration of CAS Associate Dean Glen Strauch Elder, will be held on Friday, Septmber 25, 2009 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel with a reception immediately following in Billings.
Dr. Elder came to UVM as a visiting assistant professor in 1995. In 1998, he was appointed Assistant Professor. He received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and was in the midst of preparing his dossier for consideration for promotion to the rank of Full Professor this fall. Read more.
CAS Homecoming and Family Weekend Open House Saturday, October 3
Be sure to stop by the CAS offices at 438 College Street between 1o:00-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 3 for an opportunity to meet Dean Eleanor M. Miller, faculty and staff from the college, and enjoy some cider, donuts and coffee.
There will also be exhibits showcasing various areas of scientific study within the college.
Visiting Artist Talk with Joe Lewis
Artist Joe Lewis will talk about his work and his exhibition of prints in the Colburn Gallery on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:00 p.m. 301 Williams Hall. Reception to follow. His exhibition runs from September 28 - October 9. Information: www.uvm.edu/~artdept/events/.
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