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Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Portland!

You belong here!  Whatever your interests and background, wherever your home is, whoever you are, you will find exciting areas to explore with the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences.  When you join the College, you enter a richly varied world of endeavor. Our faculty are acclaimed scholars who are devoted to teaching you!  Faculty research and creative work  can draw you into learning about topics such as the connections across religion, women of color and the women’s suffrage movement; the links between cell division and heart disease; the physics of energy storage materials; improving mental health services for immigrants and refugees; Indigenous peoples’ water rights in the Klamath Basin; and snowpack losses on Mount Hood, to name just a few examples.   Our students create art shows, tour the region performing music, develop and act in award-winning theater productions, all under the mentorship of celebrated faculty....

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