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College of Arts and Sciences In Action Blog

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There are so many interesting and exciting things happening in the College of Arts and Sciences that we had to share them with you! Check out our College of Arts and Sciences In Action blog posts to see what our students and faculty have been up to recently.

Fall Semester 2023

UP's Mock Trial Team standing in a California court room.

UP Mock Trial Team Makes Their Case

There are several aspiring lawyers at the University of Portland, in addition to students who enjoy learning about the legal system. These students have funneled their skills into University of Portland’s Mock Trial team.

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Queerness in the Shadow of the Holy Cross – A CHIRP Lab Working Group Podcast

The Collaborative Humanities Investigating Religion and Power (CHIRP) lab working group on religion, gender, and sexuality is in the midst of a research project on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and faith identity formation.

A pair of students and their professor carry out research in a forest

National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Biology Research Project

Funded by a $635,000 grant by the National Science Foundation, our own Dr. Laurie Dizney, Assistant Professor of Biology, will lead a three-year research project to study the effects of urbanization on wildlife survival.

UP Students At Portland Welcoming Week

“It’s about unity,” Ayrianna Hall, ’26, a sophomore Psychology major with minors in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Ethnic Studies, explains on attending the opening ceremony of Portland’s annual Welcoming Week. 

New Minor In Exercise Science

With over 600 students in the College of Arts and Sciences planning a future career in the health professions, it is clear that the College must meet the growing student interest in health sciences. The new minor in Exercise Science directly addresses that need.

New Minor In Medical Spanish

The Department of International Languages and Cultures is meeting our students’ rising interest in pre-health and our nation’s need for multilingual health care workers.

Record Numbers For Summer Undergraduate Research Participation

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program saw record participation in summer 2023.