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Summer Session 2016

Summer Session 2016
Get on the fast track to graduation by taking courses this summer. Registration opens May 2.

The Algebra of Connectivity: Coding and Networks

The Algebra of Connectivity: Coding and Networks
The 2016 Fariborz Maseeh Lecture in Mathematics: "Algebra of Connectivity: Coding and Networks." Thursday, May 5 at 5:45PM in the Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 327/28/29.

Backwoods & Bathrooms

Backwoods & Bathrooms
The CLAS Faculty Research Brown Bag, "Backwoods and Bathrooms: Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in Transgender Men’s Experiences of Space and Institutions" by Dr. Miriam Abelson, assistant professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Thursday, May 12 at noon. Free.
Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College provides the intellectual foundation for the liberal and professional education of students at Portland State and for the enhancement of the quality of life in the metropolitan area.

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Departments & Programs

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences consists of more than 26 departments and programs across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. 


From our region to around the world, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students and faculty conduct research that impacts our understanding and quality of life. Spanning disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the College is proud to have Biology professors creating new drugs to combat deadly diseases; Psychology students and faculty finding ways to prevent and address sexual violence; and World Languages and Literatures faculty examining the influence of language and culture in our global communities. Learn more about the innovative research happening in the College by attending one of our monthly Faculty Research Brown Bags.


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