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College of Arts and Sciences Information

In order to comply with recent public health statements from our Provost, in consultation with OUHSC and the Centers for Disease Control, we have made some changes to our office procedures. The College however is continuing to operate to meet the needs of our students and can be reached through the following options:

  • Our front desk located on the first floor of Ellison hall will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.
  • You contact our front desk receptionists via email (Kate Tate at or Kathy Thomas at If you are a current College of Arts and Sciences student, you can also e-mail your assigned academic advisor with any questions.
  • You can call our office at (405)-325-4411 or (405)-325-2077 for assistance.  When calling the College, please stay on the line for your calls to be forwarded. Do not hang up. If no one can take your forwarded call, you will be given an option to leave a message and a member of the College staff will return your call ASAP.
  • We have a live ZOOM link to speak with our front desk. This ZOOM room is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  The information for this ZOOM option is meeting ID: 91826450417 password: CASEllison. This option will be unavailable during the lunch hour (Noon - 1), Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. for staff meeting, or other possible times for meetings.

Please keep in mind that our e-mail, phone, and ZOOM options will only be available during regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.  We appreciate your respect of these rules instituted to keep us all safe and virus-free.  Students can also contact their counselors, advisors and members of the College staff directly. The College of Arts and Sciences staff directory can be found here and students should click here and utilize the drop down menu to contact their academic advisor.

College of Arts and Sciences Adapts to Online Experience

We’re inspired by the resilience, flexibility and creativity of our students, staff and faculty as we’ve made the transition to an online learning environment. Read more about how a few of our friends at OU College of Arts and Sciences are handling the changes.  

Upcoming Events

Research Opportunities at the Newberry Library
Daniel Greene, President, Newberry Library
Friday, October 23, 11 a.m. - Noon
Contact Georgia Kosmopoulou for Zoom information (

On Friday, October 23, at 11 a.m., the College of Arts and Sciences and the OU Arts & Humanities Forum welcome Daniel Greene for a discussion of “Research Opportunities at the Newberry Library.”

This event offers OU faculty and graduate students a unique opportunity to meet Daniel Greene, the President and Librarian of the Newberry Library, and to learn more about research opportunities there. The Newberry offers a large array of long-term and short-term fellowships. After his presentation, Dr. Greene will answer questions from the OU community.

The Newberry Library is one of the world’s leading independent research libraries. Specializing in the humanities, its collections have particular strengths in American History and Culture; American Indian and Indigenous Studies; Chicago and the Midwest; Genealogy and Local History; History of the Book; Maps, Travel, and Exploration; Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies; Performing Arts; Postcards; and Religion.

Greene earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.  He is the author of The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism: The Menorah Association and American Diversity, which was awarded the Saul Viener Prize by the American Jewish Historical Society. Greene previously served as the director of the Newberry’s School Center for American History and Culture and its Vice President for Research and Academic Programs. He is also the co-editor and co-author of Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North, the companion text to the exhibition he curated at the Newberry. Greene also served as Exhibitions Curator and Historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (2014-2019), where he curated a major exhibit on Americans and the Holocaust.

Contact Georgia Kosmopoulou for Zoom information (

Upcoming Events