Liberal Arts and Sciences. Education for Life.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Michigan-Flint offers programs that will educate students far beyond their chosen majors. With over 25 undergraduate possibilities, and numerous graduate programs for students interested in furthering their education, the College of Arts and Sciences provides something for every student.
Comprised of programs in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, interdisciplinary studies, performing, visual, and fine arts, and encompassing popular STEM offerings, CAS courses prepare students for a life filled with change by providing a broad knowledge base and lifelong learning strategies.
A liberal education encourages students to be well versed in a wide range of subjects whether they are focused on a single career path or building a foundation for the future. By imparting both critical and creative thinking skills, communication strategies, and intercultural and global understanding, we help students become the individuals sought by today’s employers and communities. With technology and the economy ever changing, students must be able to adapt to what is currently trending and, even more importantly, what will be in demand in the future—and with a degree from UM-Flint’s College of Arts and Sciences, they can.
STUDENTS OF CAS EXPECT, ENGAGE, & EXPERIENCE MORE!
Interim Dean Susan Gano-Phillips announced that Professor Chris Pearson will be the new Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Says Gano-Phillips, "Chris will join Associate Dean Roy Barnes in providing leadership within the College. I am confident that Chris and Roy’s leadership will provide stability, momentum, and innovation for the College during the upcoming year."
As announced by Doug Knerr, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor Susan Gano-Phillips has accepted the appointment of Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at UM-Flint. Says Knerr, "I look forward to Susan’s leadership in moving the College of Arts and Sciences forward. Please join me in congratulating her and supporting her in her work."
Associate Professor Michael Sevick's ART 366 class has completed a mural for the Genesee County Health Department and panels for the South Saginaw Corridor of Murals. Click "MORE" to read on and see pictures of their work.
Chancellor Susan E. Borrego has announced two winning proposals for the inaugural UM-Flint Innovative Impact Award. Winners included Dr. Greg Rybarczyk of Earth & Resource Science. He was a part of the group presenting “Promoting Environmental Sustainability, Health, and Well Being.”
Kendrick Jones is a UM-Flint Theatre & Dance Department faculty member and the Executive Director of the Shop Floor Theatre Company. This summer he is leading a free workshop for youth from Genesee and Shiawassee counties that will allow the students to create theatre performances based on their everyday experiences while exploring the similiarties and differences between rural and urban lives.
Dr. Yu-Cheng (Frank) Liu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is part of a team that won a Technical Merit award in the 2015 International Combustion Symposium's Art Competition. The winning piece, "Soot: In the Wink of an Eye" was produced during research conducted on the International Space Station. Other members of the team were from Cornell University and NASA.
A Greater Flint Educational Consortium CARE Grant is funding a collaborative partnership between Springview Elementary 5th and 6th grade STEM students and the UM-Flint Physics Program.
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READ MORE CAS STORIES
• 2015 CAS Staff Award Winners Announced
• Engineering Students Present their 2015 Senior Projects
• First UM-Flint Faculty Member Selected for ACE Fellows
• Art Faculty & Students Make Visibile Difference in Community
• CAS Alum Hosts Science Fiction Conference
• "We Are" - Poetry of Detained Youth Inspires Dance
• UM-Flint Mourns the Passing of Dr. Ananth Aiyer
• Psychology Students Research Parkinson's and Exercise
• UM-Flint Wins First Place in Battle of the Chem Clubs
• CAS Engineering Students Help Prepare FIRST Robitics Team
• UM-Flint Hosts 48th Annual Math Field Day
• UM-Flint Experts from CAS Discuss Satire and Its Implications
• Dr. Susan Gano-Phillips Appointed Associate Dean
• UM-Flint Theatre & Dance Students Attend Region III KCACTF
• Archway Blog Project Launches, Seeks Participants
• UM-Flint Debate Team Wins Third Tournament
• Four Members of CAS Honored at Retirement Reception
• Biology Dept. Hosts CELL-EBRATION for Students
• Music Students Gather Instruments for Local Schools
• Art Students Curate, Host Exhibit of Artwork by Inmates
• UM-Flint Connects Students with Two World-Renowned Authors
• Urban Alternatives House Celebrates LEED Platinum Certification
• Anthropology Students Participate in Test Excavation
• Theatre Dept. Hosts USITT Regional Workshop for Students, Faculty
• BIO Dept. Faculty Pairs with MSU, DNR for Feral Swine Study
• UM-Flint Hosts Annual Social Studies Teachers' Night
• Philosophy Dept. Faculty, Students Host Int'l Conference
• History and Music Students Learn from Nagata Shachu
• CRJ/WGS Student Receives Grant for Work with Detained Youth
• Chemistry Dept. Presents STEM-Focused Club for Girls
• CAS Faulty, Students Part of Growing Trend in Civic Engagement Courses
• Murchie Science Building Upgrades Benefit Faculty, Students
• UM-Flint Engineering Program Gains National Accreditation
• CAS Welcomes Over 30 New Faculty Members
• Faculty, Students, Alums Create MI Civil War History Book
• UM-Flint Faculty Member Receives $5k Grant for Youth Media Project
• UM-Flint Joins Study & Work with Blanding's Turtles
• English Students Publish Class Blook
• BIO Students & Professor Conduct, Publish Lamprey Research
• Psychology Dept. Honors Society Receives Award