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Research and Strategic Goals

Research and Scholarship within the College of Arts and Sciences

The challenges faced by societies in the 21st century are many. Poverty, access to clean water, energy sustainability, global change, civil equality, religious freedom, access to education, hunger, and sustainable human health are only a few of the critical issues facing societies this century. Improving the human condition requires a deep understanding of the factors giving rise to the various detrimental issues that prevent a society from advancing, as well as the relationships between these factors.

Such understanding, coupled with technological advancements made through research in both pure and applied science and technology, will ultimately lead to interventions that will enhance our overall quality of life. Research and scholarship within the College of Arts and Sciences will continue to address a broad spectrum of societal challenges through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary efforts supported by federal, local, and private sector funding. Research and scholarship efforts within the College of Arts and Sciences encourage an entrepreneurial spirit that contributes to the regional economic development and enhancement of education at various levels throughout our community.