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Welcome from the Dean

Antonio Cepeda-Benito

Dear Friends of the College of Arts and Sciences:

The fall 2013 semester is underway with 1,452 new undergraduate students joining a returning group of 3,124, for a grand total of 4,576 Arts and Sciences students. We make up 46 percent of the almost 10,000 undergraduates at UVM and are ready for a semester full of action. Read more.

Top News

Spotlight on the Economics Department

Sara Solnick, Chair While the Great Recession of 2008 has created many hardships in the United States and abroad, it has also stimulated interest in the study of economics.  Perhaps as a result, the Department of Economics is vibrant and growing.  In the past five years, our number of majors has increased from 196 to 221 while the number of minors has more than doubled, from 98 to 237. Learn more from Department Chair Sara Solnick.

CAS New Faculty

CAS Faculty 2013Discover more about the new teacher-scholars who have joined the CAS faculty, including their formal education, and areas of expertise. Pictured, clockwise from top left, are: Julia Perdrial (Geochemistry), Charles-Louis Morand Métivier (French), Sarah Osten (History), and Parker VanValkenburgh (Anthropology).

CAS Hosts Aiken Lecture Speaker Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker Known for his verve, his wit, and his profound ideas--many of them explained by referencing pop culture--Steven Pinker helps non-specialists understand the science behind human thought and action. This ground-breaking talk will take place on Thursday, October 10 at 5:00 PM in Ira Allen Chapel. Pinker will explore the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly nonviolent world. Read more.

Reunion and Homecoming Weekend

Reunion Weekend imageJoin us for our Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Open House on October 5 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Stop by our offices at 438 College Street to visit with Dean Antonio Cepeda-Benito, faculty, and staff.

Mapping Worlds: Geographic Visualization and Spatial Thinking Across the Disciplines

Mapping Worlds Workshop What would induce fifteen Arts and Sciences faculty to give up four precious days in August, shortly before the new academic year started, to sit indoors and learn new skills? The answer lies in one word: maps. Read more.