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  • November 1, 2021

    University of Miami

    MALS & Medical Humanities Open House

    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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  • November 14, 2019

    The Office of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies will host an information session regarding its graduate programs.

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  • February 5, 2019

    The Mute Stones Speak

    A lecture hosted by Dr. David Graf discussing the recovery of Herodian and Roman Jerusalem. The event is open to the public and will take place on February 5, 2019.

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Upcoming Graduate Fairs

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MALS in the News

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  • A Merit of Substance

    History Professor Donald Spivey reflects on receiving the Faculty Senate's Outstanding Teaching Award.

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  • Antiquities and Archeological Mysteries

    UM professor awarded distinguished fellowship in Jerusalem to continue archeological research.

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  • Two Notable Scholars

    From Ghana to Brazil, professors Edmund Abaka and George Yudice have traveled across the globe to pursue their research and share their knowledge.

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  • J. Tomas Lopez: The Portrait Series

    Drawing from his personal pantheon of artist heroes, López evokes the powerful imagery of 19th-century master portrait photographers like Nadar (Gaspar Félix Tournachon) and Julia Margaret Cameron in his work. The Portrait Series exemplifies his acute interest in the continuation of contemporary photographic processes, which produce beautiful, high-quality images that are rich in tone and outstanding in visual resolution, thus rendering Lopez’s work uniquely his own. 

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  • Dr. Eugene Clasby Stepping Down As MALS Director

    After twenty-five years of creating, nurturing, and honing the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, Dr. Eugene Clasby has stepped down as the Director, effective August 14, 2016.

    He will continue to teach both English and MALS classes, be a contributing member of the MALS Advisory Committee, while also working on current and future writing projects. Dr. Clasby can still be contacted at any time via email at

    Thank you, Gene, for a magnificent 25 years!

    Daniel Pals, Ph.D., will be the new MALS director.

    Professor of Religious Studies (joint appointment in History). Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences 2000-2002. Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, 1997-2000. Author: The Victorian "Lives" of Jesus; Seven Theories of Religion; articles in Journal of Religion, Religion, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Zygon.

  • A Lasting Legacy

    A conversation with Eugene Clasby.

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  • A Legacy of Love and Ideas

    It was a night of gratitude, a night of remembrance, and a night of celebration as University of Miami alumni, faculty, and esteemed guests gathered together to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program.

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  • Two Awards for Edmund Abaka

    Edmund Abaka, associate professor of history, is the winner of two prestigious honors.

  • Philosophy Professor Awarded UCD's Highest Honor, the Ulysses Medal

    Dr. Susan Haack, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences, professor of law, and professor of philosophy at the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences, was recently awarded the Ulysses Medal given by University College, Dublin (UCD).

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  • Cooper Fellow Lecture Series: "Photography: From Romanticism to Structuralism"

    Professor of Art & Art History, J. Tomas (Tom) Lopez, discussed the art of photography and shared his portfolio of work captured over the years with UM faculty, students, and staff.

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  • Annual Faculty Reception Recognizes Accomplishments of Faculty in the Liberal Arts

    UM College of Arts & Sciences’ Professors Hermann Beck, Tomas Lopez, and Daniel Messinger Named Cooper Fellows.

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Liberal Arts in the News

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