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.

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.


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.

Diversity efforts are key to our students’ futures

Diversity efforts are key to our students’ futures

Dec. 7, 2015

Recently, University of Colorado leadership, including President Bruce Benson and Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano, reiterated their commitments to diversity on behalf of the university and its campuses.

Ketchum Arts & Sciences

Ketchum Scholars Fund aims to help increasingly strapped students

Sept. 16, 2015

The College of Arts and Sciences proudly announces the new Ketchum Scholars Fund, a source of scholarship support for students in our social-sciences fields.


Brilliantly, the humanities let their light shine

April 30, 2015

The announcement last week that Elizabeth Fenn, associate professor and chair of the University of Colorado Boulder’s History Department, had been awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People provided a striking exclamation point to mark the end of a truly remarkable year for the faculty in our humanities departments.


Innovations highlight the classrooms of today

Dec. 17, 2014

The College of Arts and Sciences is partnering with other units on our campus to upgrade many of our classrooms, creating some of the world’s best places for teaching and learning.

Knowledge Economy

CU-Boulder and the knowledge economy

Oct. 9, 2014

Signs of strong economic growth are readily evident along the Front Range, with significant increases across many sectors of our region’s economy.