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UNM College of Arts & Sciences

Our Mission

      As the central leadership for the largest degree-granting college at UNM, the Dean’s office of the College of Arts & Sciences provides support, structure, consistency and service to enhance scholarship and student success. We serve as the liaison between departments and other units and make creative use of our resources to further the values of the University of New Mexico and to promote excellence in faculty, staff and students.

Latest A&S News

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A&S Researchers assess neurocognitive mechanisms with problem drinking

September 20, 2016

A new research conducted by The University of New Mexico and The Mind Research Network, that is supported by a five-year, $3.6 million National Instit ... [Read More]

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Margaret Ortega Joins Arts & Sciences Development as New Development Director

July 8, 2016

Please welcome Margaret Ortega to the Dean's Office staff as the new Director of Development joining Yolanda Dominguez, Senior Director of Development ... [Read More]

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2016 Bilinski Fellowship Recipients Announced

April 20, 2016

With its second gift of $400,000 since 2013, the Bilinski Educational Foundation will continue to recognize excellent doctoral students in the humanit ... [Read More]

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Biology Department 25th Annual Research Days

March 14, 2016

March 31st and April 1st , 2016 The UNM Biology Department hosts its 25th Annual Research Day and Open House on  Thursday, March 31st and Friday ... [Read More]

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What We Offer

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a broad-based education in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and humanities that transforms lives and shapes futures. We create and disseminate new knowledge, foster and support scholars and researchers, educate the next generation of professionals and public servants, and develop engaged, cross-culturally literate citizens.

Our departments and programs not only provide the knowledge that is fundamental to the intellectual and educational activities across the entire campus, they also integrate and contextualize that knowledge in ways that connect students to the past and prepare them for the future.

A&S Research

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A&S is the largest single research unit on main campus that generates roughly $50 million in new and continuing external research funding per year.  Of that, approximately $2.5 million per year is returned for investment in the research and scholarship mission.  Our diverse portfolio includes funding from agencies like the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, the State of New Mexico, and many others.  In addition, faculty and student fellowships are funded through private foundations and non-governmental agencies.

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