FALL 2021

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From the Dean

Dean Bachas of College of Arts and Sciences

Dear Friends,

Each fall semester brings hope and excitement. This year, we welcomed students back on campus, reopened labs and studios, and prepared for Homecoming celebrations. Students, staff, and faculty eagerly and enthusiastically immersed themselves once again in the intellectual and cultural life of the College and the U.

support the collegeThe importance and resilience of the liberal arts have come to the forefront because of the pandemic and the events of the past eighteen months. The interconnectedness of our world is more evident than ever, as are health and economic disparities, and the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through their research, scholarship, and civic engagement, our faculty and students continue to address these and other pressing issues of our time. Read More >>

FEATURE STORIES

Building a Brilliant Future

Ever Brighter: The Campaign For Our Next Century lights the way to unprecedented impact.
This fall the College’s achievements and aspirations are highlighted by an ambitious new capital campaign—the University’s first in more than half a decade. The Ever Brighter campaign will empower brilliant contributions to the sciences, the arts, human health, global sustainability, societal equity, and more—all while increasing access to a superb education for students from all backgrounds.
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With top programs, the College paves the way in advancing health and well-being

Varied insights poised to enhance individual and community well-being
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Distinguished physician scientist takes the helm of frost institute

Mark Yeager is eager to propel the Frost Institute for Chemistry and Molecular Science into a leading research center.
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Meeting the Covid challenge

Pandemic showcases College’s resilience and relevance
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Sophomore saves sister’s life with stem cell donation

A creative children’s tale that aims to teach young cancer patients about their diagnosis and prepare them and their families for what is to come.
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Taking the time to make a difference

The Dean’s Ambassadors and Learning Assistants in the College of Arts and Sciences create a sense of belonging on campus
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5 Questions: Clint Bridges

C.E.O of Everglades Holiday Park and A&S co-chair of Ever Brighter campaign
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Artful Improvisation

Beaux Arts Festival 2021 shines online
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Finding their way with words

Creative Writing Program helps aspiring authors shine
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Alumnus appointed president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system

Terrence Cheng, who earned a M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Miami will begin his new post on July 2.
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Dedicated to Dissolving Disparities

Sannisha Dale, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, addresses the structural oppression that forces vulnerable populations to the margins.
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Research spawns promising biomedical venture

What can a diminutive fish species tell us about a debilitating condition that, by some estimates, will afflict more than one in four of us at some point in our lives?
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The Lowe welcomes back in-person visitors

The Lowe Art Museum on the Coral Gables Campus has reopened to the general public and will now offer free admission through May 31, 2022.
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Bookmarks

RECENT A&S FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
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