Research & Discovery

Research and creative discovery are – along with teaching – the central mission of the College of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty and students work together both within and across disciplines on crucial social, cultural and scientific issues. The college is home to researchers who collaborate on topics including brain function, drug design, biostatistics, urban health and urban environments, language acquisition and development, gerontology, new media and digital arts, ethics and human rightsand many others.

In our labs and facilities, teams of faculty and students are working on a cure for cancer and on a universal influenza vaccine, discovering new stars and planets, understanding the connection between digital images and trans-cultural conflict, and staging performances from grand operas to intimate jazz sessions. Every day, our faculty and students are working on crucial social, cultural and scientific issues.