College of Arts and Science, Miami University
Alumni Update
August 2018
Students from the Class of 2022 at University Convocation, August 24, 2018
Students from the Class of 2022 at University Convocation, August 24, 2018
Starting the 2018-19 academic year with hope and excitement
Dean Chris Makaroff
Dear Alumni and Friends:
It's the first week of the new academic year, and Miami has just welcomed nearly 4000 members of the Class of 2022 -- nearly half of whom are affiliated with the College of Arts and Science.
Over the next four years, these students will be taking part in numerous experiences both within and outside the classroom that will help develop their skills in critical thinking, communication, and creative problem solving -- which, according to a recent study by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, 93% of employers say they are specifically looking for.
These broad-based, versatile, and innovative "soft skills" are some of the hallmarks of a liberal arts education -- and I'd like to take a moment to address just a few of the latest ways how CAS continues to play a key part of our students' transformative experiences.
  • Our multimillion dollar renovation of Pearson Hall, home to the Departments of Biology and Microbiology as well as the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education, has completed Phase 1. It offers new, open, modular spaces designed for interdisciplinary and collaborative use.
  • CAS has been increasing its number of tenure and tenure-track fulltime faculty, including 14 new tenure-track faculty this fall.
  • Beginning this fall, students can major in Public Health, a BA degree program established in collaboration with the College of Education, Health and Society.
  • The Department of Nursing, based at Miami Regionals, now has an active presence on our Oxford campus, where nursing students will fulfill Miami's two-year residency requirements.
Pearson Hall atrium
The new glass-roofed Pearson Hall atrium
Pearson Hall mural
"Web of Life" tile mural by nature artist Charley Harper
One of the modular, tech-enhanced Pearson classrooms
With our ongoing efforts to continue attracting high ability students, increase revenue, and fulfill our commitment to all our students, many more exciting developments at CAS are ahead. They will be revealed in the months to come.
I wish you all the very best in the new academic year!
Chris Makaroff
Dean and Professor of Chemistry
Student news and spotlights
  • Alison Tuiyot is an honors junior statistics major with a co-major in analytics. She first came to Miami as an LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) student, and last spring she was part of the team that won Miami's annual DataFest competition.
  • Meet our interns! Each semester, the College of Arts and Science works with a versatile and talented group of student communications interns to create and develop many news stories, interviews, and other projects across our dozens of departments, programs, and centers.
CAS communications interns
CAS faculty news
CAS alumni news and spotlights
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