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School of Gender, Race and Nations names first director

School of Gender, Race and Nations names first director
Dr. Winston Grady-Willis will join the College as the inaugural director of the School of Gender, Race and Nations. His tenure begins on August 1.

PSU creates new pathway to law school

PSU creates new pathway to law school
A new degree program between the PSU History Department and Willamette University College of Law enables students to earn their undergraduate and law degrees in six years.

The 2016 John Eliot Allen Awards

The 2016 John Eliot Allen Awards
Congratulations to the 2016 John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award Winners!
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. 

Research

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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