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Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences



Kevin J. Corcoran, Dean

The journey of a lifetime can begin with a single “click.” I’m glad that you clicked or tapped your way to the College of Arts and Sciences website, for you have begun a journey that could take you to places that will stretch your imagination.

A strong College of Arts and Sciences forms the heart of any great university, and ours is no exception. Whether your journey takes you deep within the human brain or to the vastness of the universe, we’re the place you want to be. Whether that journey of discovery takes you to calculus or cubism, improvisational theatre or archaeological digs, local government or international studies, nanotechnology or Nachtmusik — all of these activities call Arts and Sciences home! And, this list barely scratches the surface of the dozens of other areas of study that may be part of your journey.

Regardless of what you study, you will find talented faculty who will involve you in creative work and research, with active learning at the core of your educational experience. You will come to understand the key issues in a field, to think critically and communicate effectively about those issues, create new knowledge and ways of thinking, and connect that learning to the world beyond the classroom. These are the skills that employers are clamoring for.

Don’t believe me?  Check this out: It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success

As important as preparing you for a job, your Arts and Sciences education will help you discover new capacities within yourself — a discovery that will transform you forever. That transformation will prepare you for your first job, your last job, and every job in between … and help you change the world!

But, enough from me … you’ve got quite a trip to take!


Faculty Profile


Craig Martin
Associate professor
Department of History

Craig Martin, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of History. Specializing in the Italian Renaissance and Early Modern history of science, Dr. Martin has conducted research in various cities throughout Italy, including Florence, Bologna, Venice, Rome and Padua.

Since joining Oakland in 2006, Dr. Martin has earned several prestigious honors. The American Academy in Rome awarded him the 2011-2012 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and he also earned a Dibner Fellowship in the History of Science at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. In addition, he has received two OU research fellowships and also won the New Investigator Research Award.

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CAS Welcomes New Faculty

The 2013-14 academic year finds the College of Arts and Sciences welcoming an exciting group of new faculty to the college and Oakland University.  Their expertise is globally diverse and will bring excitement to their students, colleagues and university as a whole.  Click here to get to know more about them.

 




Oakland University will host Meeting of Minds XXII on Friday, May 9, 2014.
Click here for more details about this undergraduate research conference.


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07/09/14 - Board of Trustees appoint George W. Hynd as OU's new president
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05/09/14 - Michigan conference promotes undergraduate research endeavors
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04/29/14 - The voice of the Pistons, Mark Champion, will be teaching Sports Broadcasting at OU this summer
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04/17/14 - Oakland University establishes Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
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04/16/14 - Brass Band brings home awards in international competitions
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04/02/14 - Newly-elected student leaders urge others to apply for OUSC positions
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04/01/14 - 30th annual film festival will explore themes of female empowerment through music
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03/27/14 - High school students explore career options at OU summer camps
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03/11/14 - Registration for summer '14, fall '14 and winter '15 begins March 24
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02/06/14 - WXOU earns College Station of the Year — again!
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04/30/13 - Two OU students awarded honorable mention for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship
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