Propelling the Liberal Arts and Engineering

Curious minds at work


Laini Nemet, visual arts professor, with a student in the painting studio

For over 225 years, Union has delivered an exceptional liberal arts education, equipping generations of students with the skills to effectively address social, political and economic challenges. The rapid advance of technology has transformed virtually every aspect of our world. By marrying a vibrant and human liberal arts curriculum with dynamic and rigorous instruction in engineering, we will prepare our students to confront the challenges of an evolving future.

Our intensified focus on technology-infused liberal arts requires strategic investments in academic facilities, faculty talent and programs to deliver the rigorous experiences our students deserve. Early contributions to the Powering Union campaign supported the construction of a state-of-the-art integrated science and engineering complex and fulfilled our vision for a dynamic arts corridor through the transformation of the Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts. We will establish endowed professorships across a number of growing disciplines to secure our academic leadership in those fields. In addition, we will launch a Center for Faculty Excellence, which will support professional development, research and travel for faculty in all fields to ensure distinction in teaching, research and mentorship. These enhancements will benefit every Union student by providing unparalleled resources and opportunities that will prepare them to thrive across multiple tomorrows.


Thriving at the intersections

An aspiring lawyer with an international focus, Tawreak Gamble-Eddington '21 has had many opportunities to connect his classroom education with real-world learning while also focusing on his career goals.

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Undergraduate research: exploring the unknown

Professor Ann Anderson often finds herself reminding students that research is about exploring the unknown.

"If we knew the answer, it wouldn't be research," she says.

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Edward f. Lonergan '81

"The world’s a better place because Union turns out well-rounded, balanced students. I'm happy to do what I can to support it."

-Edward f. Lonergan '81

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Developing every student to lead with wisdom, empathy and courage in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows.

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