Harassment and abuse flout our core values

Dec. 8, 2017

Many prominent people have recently been publicly accused of sexual discrimination, harassment and assault, and this has spawned a national conversation. Such talks might be uncomfortable, but they are critically important. Problems not confronted are problems not resolved.Read more »

Good, and more, advice for students

Nov. 29, 2017

From the interim dean: We are improving academic advising by stabilizing a budget structure that has historically restricted the organization’s options, and by adding additional advising staff in the coming year to make it easier for every student to see an advisor.Read more »

One veteran’s take on diversity

Nov. 10, 2017

Jackson Reinagel is a Navy veteran, a nontraditional student, and a junior majoring in women and gender studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Reinagel, who is weighing a career in academe or law, is also a transgender man.Read more »

Eyeing the challenges and promise of tomorrow

Sept. 5, 2017

From the interim dean: As a new academic year begins, change is on the horizon.Read more »

As student-loan debt soars, endowments can help 

April 27, 2017

We are pleased to report recent successes in the College of Arts and Sciences with respect to visionary endowment gifts. Just in the last few years, significant endowment gifts for scholarships, endowed chairs and endowed professorships have enriched our college and accelerated increases in our academic quality.Read more »

The College of Arts and Sciences charts the course ahead

Feb. 27, 2017

The College of Arts and Sciences will be embarking on a vital initiative this semester by undertaking a comprehensive strategic planning process.Read more »

New core curriculum to serve today’s students, tomorrow’s world

Dec. 5, 2016

The new core curriculum will present students with expanded opportunities to satiate their scholarly interests and nurture a liberal-arts education in ways well attuned to today’s academic and professional climates, Dean Steven R. Leigh says.Read more »
Dean's Letter

The humanities, social sciences and students’ path to the future

Sept. 11, 2016

What do today's leaders look for in recent college graduates? First, they point to writing skills as critical to success in today's world. Second, I hear more and more that students need high cultural awareness, knowledge about group dynamics, and an awareness of the needs and preferences of people from a wide variety of backgrounds.Read more »
The class of 2016 both survived and thrived

The class of 2016 both survived and thrived

April 27, 2016

The Class of 2016 has special significance for me personally. Along with this year’s graduating class, I became a part of CU-Boulder in 2012, joining the university as this college’s dean. I’m delighted to see the successes of this remarkable class of students in earning their degrees.Read more »

Celebrating a renovation and a bright future

Feb. 17, 2016

I have the honor of announcing that the renewal of the Ketchum Arts and Sciences building is complete. We undertook a major renovation of the building in partnership with the state of Colorado. The building is now one of the premier academic buildings in the country.Read more »