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College of Arts and Sciences

Initiatives of the College of Arts and Sciences

We are at the center of a diverse community that is the University of Dayton. Throughout the College, many of our centers, academic programs and endowments offer special initiatives to the campus community and the surrounding Dayton area. Our activities and events serve to enhance the cultural and academic experience for all and encourage professional and personal growth.

Celebration of the Arts

Celebrating academic excellence and creativity in the fine and performing arts.

Dean's Summer Fellowship

An opportunity for College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students to conduct summer research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Dunbar Initiative

Scholars in multiple disciplines have preserved the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, sharing his life and poetry and through speaking and musical performance.

Ethics and Leadership Initiative

Through academic programming, we strive to follow the vision as a University for the Common Good, where humanity’s needs set our direction, shape our curricula, inspire our research, motivate our partnerships and form our graduates.

Humanities Commons

We understand the importance the humanities to the University’s goal to educate the whole person in connection with the common good. We provide the resources to achieve this goal.

Liberal Arts Scholarship Catalyst (LASC) Grants Program

Enhancing the scholarly profile of College faculty and students, while affirming the teacher-scholar model.

STEM Catalyst Grant Initiative

An initiative to invest in and support faculty and student STEM research, this program is a collaboration of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Hanley Sustainability Institute, and the School of Engineering.

Social Practice of Human Rights

Providing a unique space for scholars, practitioners and advocates to engage in collaboration, dialogue and critical analysis of human rights advocacy, locally and globally.

The Roger Brown Residency in Social Justice, Writing and Sport

An opportunity for a distinguished writer to engage the University and wider Dayton community in a conversation about the intersections of athletics, literature, and justice.

University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium

A unique opportunity for students, alumni, health care professionals and community members to come together for a day of dialogue and continuing education.