Title IX, #metoo and you

Jan. 24, 2018

This is a good time to review what federal law says and what it means for those of us in the university community.


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.


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.


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.


Respectful discourse in fractious times

Sept. 16, 2017

In light of recent political events, I write to praise tolerance, openness and respect.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.