Harmonizing Humanities

New building offers collaborative environment for English and performance studies

The College of Liberal Arts opened the doors to its very own building last fall, housing the Department of English and the Department of Performance Studies. On April 19, the college will host a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the building and the academic future it signifies. “The opening of the new Liberal Arts and Humanities building is truly a transformational event for the College of Liberal Arts,” said José Bermúdez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “For the first time Texas A&M will have theater

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and music facilities commensurate with a top-tier research university. The spaces to support undergraduate teaching and faculty research are most impressive, and will help us recruit the best students and outstanding faculty from Texas and beyond.”

While the building was paid for through the Permanent University Fund, there are still numerous naming opportunities within the building. The College of Liberal Arts is seeking a $10 million naming gift for the building as well as smaller gifts for individual floors, wings, labs and classrooms. Funds from these gifts can support academic programs and create scholarships for students.

Contact Larry Walker ’97, director of development for the College of Liberal Arts, for more information about a naming gift that will support this growing academic legacy and allow you to permanently honor your family or a loved one.


  • On April 19, the College of Liberal Arts will host a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the building and the academic future it signifies. (Photo Credit: Igor Kraguljac)
  • The transition to the new building unites all Performance Studies faculty in the same space for the first time in the history of the department. (Photo Credit: Igor Kraguljac)
  • Spaces in the building will allow students to gather and give professors and students a chance to continue conversations after class. (Photo Credit: Igor Kraguljac)
  • The outdoor courtyard features a performance area complete with electrical access in which musicians can perform, actors can run lines and students can gather. (Photo Credit: Igor Kraguljac)
  • The building also features high-tech audiovisual equipment that inspires innovative teaching, and classroom chairs are moveable, which means students can be creative in setting up their space for collaborations. (Photo Credit: Igor Kraguljac)
  • Located between the Melbern G. Glasscock History Building and the Jack K. Williams Administration Building, the Arts and Humanities Building is the only structure on campus designed specifically for the College of Liberal Arts. (Photo Credit: Igor Kraguljac)


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