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The largest of the three academic divisions at Le Moyne College


Welcome from the Dean

The College of Arts and Sciences is at the core of who we are and what we do here at Le Moyne.  It is the academic center and intellectual hub of our Jesuit institution, committed to transformative education rooted in the liberal arts.  Arts and Sciences 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 College of Arts and Sciences is equally committed to maintaining a warm and supportive learning environment for its diverse student body. The College has long been a source of inspirational teachers and superb mentors who believe in the personal success of our students. Our faculty and staff's goal is not only to educate individuals who will excel in their chosen fields, but also to develop ethical, conscientious, and globally focused citizens who will promote a more peaceful and just society.

We welcome your interest in the College of Arts and Sciences at Le Moyne!

Kate Costello-Sullivan, Ph.D
Dean of Arts and Sciences

Recent Events

2014 Commencement Weekend:  May 16th-18th



Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
Henninger Athletic Center

The College's graduate student commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 16 in the Anthony J. Henninger Athletic Center.
Speaking to the graduates will be Dr. Robert Dracker, chief of pediatrics at Community General Hospital and past president of the Onondaga County Medical Society.
Approximately 220 students are eligible to received graduate degrees at the ceremony.

Baccalaureate Liturgy

5 p.m., Saturday, May 17
Anthony A. Henninger Athletic Center

Join us in celebrating and praying for the members of the Class of 2014 and their loved ones during a Mass the eve before Commencement. The principal celebrant will be the Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, D.D., J.C.L., the bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse. The homilist will be John P. Bucki, S.J., director of campus ministry and rector of the Jesuit community.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m.
Thomas J. Niland Jr. Athletic Complex

On Sunday, May 18, the undergraduate ceremony will take place outside at the Thomas J. Niland Jr. Athletic Complex. The commencement speaker will be John Douglas Thompson ‘85, widely regarded as one of the world’s most talented classical actors. In addition to Thompson, receiving the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters at the ceremony will be Virginia “Ginny” Donahue, a 1969 graduate of Le Moyne College and founder of On Point for College. The student speaker will be James Cochran, an English major from Homer, NY. A total of approximately 600 students are eligible to receive either a B.A. or B.S. at the ceremony.

Commencement Weekend



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.

News & Notes in the Arts & Sciences: March 2014
News & Notes in the Arts & Sciences: December 2013
News & Notes in the Arts & Sciences: October 2013
News & Notes in the Arts & Sciences: September 2013


Students Conduct Rain Forest Research in Costa Rica

Earlier this year, Environmental Science Systems Professor Larry Tanner and two Le Moyne students traveled to Costa Rica to study the carbon dynamics of reforestation in the mountain cloud forests of the Central American country. Working in conjunction with the Monteverde Institute (a private educational-research organization) the goal of the research conducted by Tanner and juniors Megan Wilckens and Morgan Nivison was to determine how long it takes for mature forests that have been cut down to recover all of the carbon lost from the forest and soil when the forest is allowed to regrow.

For Nivison, this was her third international research trip, having accompanied Tanner and other students to Iceland and Costa Rica previously. “ I love research trips and traveling, so I was just wanted to get to Costa Rica as soon as I could and start our next project,” she said.

The article is continued here


Inaugural Magis Lecture

 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21
Grewen Auditorium, Grewen Hall

On the eve of his retirement, after 40 years of dedicated service to Le Moyne, Robert Flower, Ph.D., will present the inaugural Arts and Sciences Magis Lecture. He will reflect on his unique teaching style – which has won him the Rev. Msgr. A. Robert Casey Teacher of the Year award twice during his time here. Colleagues have said that students who graduated without having had a course with Dr. Flower had missed an exceptional opportunity. We hope you’ll have the opportunity to hear Dr. Flower, one last time, at Le Moyne.

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


French Connection

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