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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Prof. Kurthen in Nepal
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Prof Hermann Kurthen, Sociology, atop the Thorong-La Pass in Nepal (17,769 ft) with Tibetan prayer flags. “Climbing Thorong-La was the high point of a 3-week Annapurna Circuit trekking adventure I took with my wife Kay M. Losey (Writing).”

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Welcome to the heart of Grand Valley State University, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences! CLAS is the largest of Grand Valley's colleges. Our students choose from more than 50 bachelor degrees (and a growing number of advanced degrees) in the natural and mathematical sciences, the fine arts and humanities, and the social sciences. In fact, all GVSU undergraduates build the foundation for their major studies in general education courses offered by our College. It all starts here.     

New Music Ensemble Setting National Parks to Music

With some help from the National Endowment for the Arts, the GV New Music Ensemble takes the show on the road in grand style.

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Bio Alumna Receives Prestigious Scholar Award

Rachel Schwallier, GVSU Alumna (’04, Biology major), has received a prestigious P.E.O. Scholar Award to support her doctoral work at Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands.  Schwallier studies the diversification

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International Relations alumna Autumn Modena 

Prof. Sok Kean Khoo and students research together



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