The largest of the three academic divisions at Le Moyne College
Welcome from the Dean
Le Moyne College's commitment to a transformative education rooted in the liberal arts and sciences is expressed in the first sentence of its mission statement. For this reason, the Division of Arts and Sciences is the academic center and intellectual hub of an outstanding institution of higher learning. It is home to the Core Curriculum, an array of engaging academic majors, and nationally recognized scholars and artists. Our talented faculty and staff maintain an unwavering commitment to delivering a rigorous, high-quality, student-centered education in the Jesuit tradition.
The Division of Arts and Sciences is equally committed to maintaining a warm and supportive learning environment for its diverse student body. The Division has long been a source of inspirational teachers and superb mentors who believe in the personal success of the students. Our faculty and staff's goal is not only to educate individuals who will excel in their chosen fields, but to develop ethical, conscientious, and globally focused citizens who will promote a peaceful and just society.
Thank you for your interest in the Division of Arts and Sciences.
Christopher M. Jones, Ph.D.
Dean of Arts and Sciences
NEW Multiverse Cosmologies at the Limits of Modern Science
Presented by Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Ph.D., associate professor of religion at Wesleyan University.
In recent years, an increasing number of astro- and quantum-physicists have begun to suggest that, in addition to our universe, there might be an infinite number of others—the hypothetical compendium of which has come to be called “the multiverse.” This lecture will briefly introduce different models of the multiverse in order to address its central questions: How did an infinite number of inaccessible universes become a respectable scientific hypothesis? What distinguishes multiverse cosmologies from metaphysics, fiction, or mythology? And can these distinctions hold, or does the emergence of multiverse cosmologies herald a reconfiguration of the very categories of physics, philosophy, and religion?
This event will take place on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel. More information here
NEW Peter Weller and the Art of Acting
Peter Weller’s acting career spans four decades and includes credits for stage, film, and television. He is perhaps best known for his iconic roles as Officer Alex J. Murphy (aka Robocop) in the first two Robocop films, as Buckaroo Banzai in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension, as Bill Lee in Naked Lunch, and as Joe Hendricksson in Screamers.
In addition to being a gifted and accomplished actor, he is an Academy Award nominated director (for his live action short film Partners) and a budding academic, who is about to receive his Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA. And if RateMyProfessors.com is any indication, Weller—who has taught courses in Art History at Syracuse University—is a phenomenal teacher. Weller will discuss his career and the art of acting, then take questions from the audience.
This event will take place on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts.More information here
Talented Faculty and Outstanding Students
We invite you to read News & Notes in the Arts & Sciences to learn about the achievements of our talented faculty and outstanding students.
Reconstruction Book Strikes a Chord
Professor Doug Egerton's latest book -- The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era -- has generated a lot of headlines since its release in February. Dr. Egerton presents a history during reconstruction where he reports that during this time, close to 1500 African Americans assumed public office, including the first African American US Senators. Read more here
Recently, Dr. Egerton appeared on C-SPAN to discuss The Wars of Reconstruction, in which he examines politics in both northern and southern states following the Civil War, and argues that the early post-Civil War years saw major progressive reforms.The C-SPAN Video
On February 23rd, WCNY hosted a book discussion and signing with Dr. Egerton where he discussed his new book, The Wars of Reconstruction.
Also, an op-ed piece by Dr. Egerton appeared in the New York Times on February 25th. NY Times
The City of Light became a classroom for a group of English and sociology students who traveled there to learn more about the history and culture of this rich, diverse capital. It was an intellectual as well as a personal journey for the students. Over the course of 10 days, they made the stops you would expect of visitors to Paris, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. But they also ventured off of that well-worn path, taking in the Basilica of Sacre Coeur, the Museum of the Middle Ages, and the Arab Institute. Beyond Paris, some of the students visited Lourdes, where the Blessed Virgin Mary is said to have appeared, and Chartres, home to one of Europe’s most beautiful gothic cathedrals. The article is continued here