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Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Making an Impact

Professor Christopher Cahill and student researcher

On the Frontier of the Periodic Table

As a nuclear scientist, Christopher Cahill has focused his research on some of the least-studied—and most dangerous—elements on the Periodic Table.

Learning & Discovery

Sophomores Maggie Moss (left) and Margaret Perron in Geography Professor Elizabeth Chacko’s Migrants and the City

Engaged Liberal Arts

New "Engaged Liberal Arts" courses tie students' academic interests to professional development skills, preparing them for success in the classroom and the workplace.

Alumni Spotlight

Police Chief Edward Gillespie

A Classroom for Cops

Whether policing Baltimore’s streets or teaching cops in the classroom, Detective Edward Gillespie, BA ’92, emphasizes lessons from literature, history and philosophy.


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