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Historian receives UMSL teaching award

UMSL scholars win gold at Senior Olympics

Conservative writer discusses 'Political Idealism'

Ron Bieniek, Professor of Physics at our sister campus Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, was Acting Associate Dean this spring while Dr. Teresa Thiel was on leave through a Fulbright Fellowship.

Teresa Thiel receives Fulbright

UMSL announces 2010 STARS participants

New York Times highlights virology course at UMSL

UMSL criminology program ranked #4 nationally by U.S News!

UMSL philosopher, Robert Northcott, receives NSF grant

Congratulations to School of Social Work students, Tanya Perry, Michelle Worthy, and graduate Christina Blash who were honored March 24, 2010 by the Kwame Foundation as women with a bright and distinguished future that will be successful in effecting change in St. Louis, Missouri, and the world!


NTT Lecture of the Year 2010 Award

Don Gayou

Dean Ron Yasbin, Don Gayou, Associate Dean Terry Thiel


Eugene J. Meehan Scholarship 2010

The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that ten (10) Eugene J. Meehan Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded for the 2010-2011 academic year. $1250 will be awarded for the Fall 2010 semester and $1250 for the Winter 2011 semester.

The criteria for applicants are:
At least Junior standing (60 graded degree credit hours minimum)
Pursuing a baccalaureate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences
At least a 3.5 GPA overall Demonstrated excellence in an academic discipline
Enrolled in at least twelve hours for the Winter 2010 semester
Have financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid

If you meet the criteria and would like to apply for the scholarship, please complete the application & submit no later than April 19, 2010


Eugene J. Meehan Scholarship Recipients
2009 - 2010 Academic Year

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Meehan Scholarship Recipients with Dean, Dr. Ron Yasbin,
Associate Deans: Dr. Teresa Thiel and Sharon Clark.


CAS Family Night with the Triton's Basketball
February 18, 2010

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Undergraduate Research Symposium at UM-St. Louis

URS creates an opportunity for students to present their thesis or research to the faculty, staff, administrators, students, and family in either a poster or oral format. Sponsors of the Undergraduate Research Symposium are The Golden Key International Honour Society, The Pierre Laclede Honors College, and The College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information on the URS visit

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has created a scholarship program to attract students into careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of scholarship support. Senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

To be considered for nomination, a student must:

Colleges and universities nominate students for Goldwater Scholarships. Information may be obtained from UMSL Faculty Representative, Sharon Clark, Associate Dean.

E-Mail Dean Clark at SSDCLAR@UMSL.EDU or call 314-516-5501.

A distinguished committee of educators; deans; and mathematics, natural science, and engineering faculty members will review the nominee's credentials and recommend a pool of qualified individuals to the Board of Trustees of the Goldwater Foundation. The Trustees will make the final selections.

For more information and application materials visit