The Art of Discovery

Scientific, scholarly and creative endeavors make the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences a research powerhouse. Everyday our faculty, staff and students help shape the future through innovative and interdisciplinary research.

The results are new knowledge, creative outcomes and novel perspectives of our changing world. Fundamental research is central to the college's mission, generating knowledge that will become the basis for tomorrow's advances and solutions to real-world problems.

Indeed, the art of discovery permeates the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Signature Themes

Building on existing strengths, LAS will become a national leader in selected research areas and continue to provide innovative leadership in pedagogy and curriculum development for our students. Research and learning will become integrated activities as faculty continue to broaden their expertise and students contribute to research. Five “signature themes” will define the college’s scholarly vision and identity and provide a framework for faculty hiring and collaborations.

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