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The Heart of the University of Louisville!

As UofL's largest academic unit, the College of Arts & Sciences offers a diverse range of opportunities from over 30 departments and programs in the natural and physical sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and the arts and humanities. A degree from Arts & Sciences provides a solid foundation upon which to build future academic, professional and personal successes.

Our students learn how to think critically; but they don’t just think, they do. They explore, create, research, communicate, collaborate, and meaningfully engage in the world around them. As a result, graduates of UofL’s College of Arts & Sciences are adaptable, innovative, and highly attuned problem-solvers. They are lifelong learners who are well-equipped for the work force and primed to make significant contributions to their chosen professions and respective communities.

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Philosophy and Theatre Arts secure grant to develop LOVE AMONG THE RUINS

Philosophy and Theatre Arts secure grant to develop LOVE AMONG THE RUINS

The Department of Philosophy, together with the Department of Theatre Arts, secured a $10K grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to develop a project titled LOVE AMONG THE RUINS.

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Get ahead this winter with a 3-week course offered 100% online!

Get ahead this winter with a 3-week course offered 100% online!

Whether you want to accelerate your graduation date, need to catch up on a course you missed or just want to squeeze in an elective between semesters, Winter Session is the perfect opportunity.

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All Eyes on Louisville: Women’s, Gender, &  Sexuality Studies Fall Social Justice Speaker Series

All Eyes on Louisville: Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Fall Social Justice Speaker Series

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites you to a virtual series that celebrates the work that Louisville’s local leaders are doing on behalf of our collective freedom.

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Criminal Justice Department helps launch health care cybersecurity curriculum with $6.3M from NSA

Criminal Justice Department helps launch health care cybersecurity curriculum with $6.3M from NSA

The University of Louisville will develop a curriculum to increase cybersecurity talent specifically focused on health care thanks to a $6 million in funding from the National Security Agency. The pilot phase of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate initially will provide the training for 200 first responders and military veterans in accordance with the request for proposal.

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State of the College, 2020: watch the recap

State of the College, 2020: watch the recap

Topics discussed: 1) the wider-context of the past year that impinges on the College; 2) our current status and achievements; 3) our purpose; and 4) looking ahead to the coming year.

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Antigona Mehani (Political Science, '11) recognized as a 2020 UofL Alumni Fellow

Antigona Mehani (Political Science, '11) recognized as a 2020 UofL Alumni Fellow

Each year, as part of the Homecoming celebration, the University of Louisville and Louisville Alumni honor a group of distinguished graduates who are exemplary ambassadors for the university.

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UofL students invent new test for water pollution

UofL students invent new test for water pollution

A team of University of Louisville undergraduate students has invented a new tool for monitoring E.coli bacteria in water sources that could be more efficient and cost effective.

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UofL recognized as top school for Black students pursuing a criminal justice degree

UofL recognized as top school for Black students pursuing a criminal justice degree

The University of Louisville provides Black students pursing a criminal justice degree one of the “most enriching educations leading to well-paying jobs.” This is according to the “2020 College Guide and Rankings” report issued recently from the nonprofit, Washington Monthly.

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Statement on Attorney General's Announcement

Statement on Attorney General's Announcement

UofL's College of Arts & Sciences is committed to justice and equity, and thus stands in solidarity with those demanding justice in the wrongful death of Breonna Taylor.

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We Can't Wait: Student Empowerment Through Activism

We Can't Wait: Student Empowerment Through Activism

Through a moderated discussion, four student scholars and activists discussed their experiences, their educations, what's getting them up in the morning, what keeping them up at night, and what they expect to change as a result of their work.

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Political Science / Pan-African Studies alum wins Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting

Political Science / Pan-African Studies alum wins Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting

In May, the Courier Journal received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its investigative reporting of more than 600 pardons and commutations that former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued during his final weeks in office. Bailey worked on two of the stories that led to the Pulitzer, often cited as the highest achievement in journalism.

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Graphic Design student's logo chosen for hometown’s bicentennial celebration

Graphic Design student's logo chosen for hometown’s bicentennial celebration

Next year, graphic design student Ava Becker is going to see her work all over her hometown of Columbus, Indiana. Becker, a junior, designed the winning logo for the 2021 Columbus Bicentennial celebration.

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Congratulations to 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient Prof. Angela Orend

Congratulations to 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient Prof. Angela Orend

Every year, the University honors faculty who bring distinction to the university through their accomplishments. In 2020, Prof. Angela Orend (Sociology) won the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching

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Suffrage at 100: Celebrating a century of the 19th Amendment

Suffrage at 100: Celebrating a century of the 19th Amendment

August 18, 1920, marked the first major breakthrough in a serious of events that would unleash the voices of women across the nation. The 19th Amendment passed 100 years ago, allowing women to cast their ballots and have influence in their government for the first time.

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Congratulations to 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient Prof. Karen Christopher

Congratulations to 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient Prof. Karen Christopher

Every year, the University honors faculty who bring distinction to the university through their accomplishments. In 2020, Prof. Karen Christopher (Sociology) won the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching.

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Criminal Justice alumna bakes up sweet solution to empower businesswomen

Criminal Justice alumna bakes up sweet solution to empower businesswomen

Abigail Mattingly has concocted a way to spread her hard-earned business knowledge and provide a workspace for other female bakers, sparing them some of the challenges she encountered in building up her own Bourbon Baekery LLC.

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Congratulations to 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient Prof. Muriel Maurer

Congratulations to 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient Prof. Muriel Maurer

Every year, the University honors faculty who bring distinction to the university through their accomplishments. In 2020, Prof. Muriel Maurer (Chemistry) won the Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity award for her work.

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