College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

CAS Spring 2021 Commencement Celebration

Featuring remarks by:

  • College of Arts and Sciences Interim Dean Max Paul Friedman
  • Undergraduate student speaker Miranda Dotson
  • Graduate student speaker Alexus Blanding

Followed by a reading of the names of all our 2021 graduates!

Watch the Virtual Celebration

News & Events

Miranda Dotson

Academic All-Star Miranda Dotson

Anthropology major heading to Northeastern for PhD in Sociology

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Mathias Student Award Winners

2021 Mathias Student Research Conference Winners Announced

Winners across arts, social sciences, humanities, and sciences

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Alexus Blanding

Writing at the Intersection of Race and Disability

MFA creative writing grad Alexus Blanding will speak at commencement

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Challenge Accepted

New Brand Campaign: Turning Challenges Into Meaningful Change

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CAS Achievements

  • Melissa Scholes Young (literature) wrote an article called "Thank You, Rush Limbaugh, For My Feminism" that was published in Ms. Magazine. February 2021

  • Daniel Kerr (history) received an award of $100,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation for his project called "Food Security in DC during COVID-19" with the purpose of supporting the activities of the Humanities Truck during the coronavirus pandemic. January 2021

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Emily Haber

Anti-Semitism on the Rise

German Ambassador Emily Haber speaks at AU about growing problem in Europe and US

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Growing Passion, Reducing Impact

Being able to be part of this is just an incredible feeling.

AU becoming carbon neutral instills me with such a feeling of pride. I've worked on so many different aspects of sustainability-social media promotion, sustainability-themed trivia night, and the Waste Race, a competition between residence halls to divert trash away from landfill and into compost and recycling-so reaching this milestone still gives me goosebumps.

Learn more about ways to get involved with Sustainability at AU.

Why the College of Arts & Sciences?

Students and alumni discuss distinctive features of the College, why they chose their particular degrees, and program opportunities they pursued.