About the College of Arts and Sciences

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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Exemplary Advising Award recipient Eddie Bobbitt aims to help students ‘find their why’

Exemplary Advising Award recipient Eddie Bobbitt aims to help students ‘find their why’

Eddie Bobbitt is an Academic Advisor Senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He has served our student for the past nine years in that role. The College of Arts and Sciences Advising department also recently won a ‘Best of Region’ award for academic advising at the Region 3 NACADA Conference.

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Christine Ehrick's (History) efforts to save old radio shows

Christine Ehrick's (History) efforts to save old radio shows

UofL Archives and Christine Ehrick, Dept. of History work to digitize old radio broadcasts from WAVE Radio.

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2017 Wilson Wyatt Alumni Fellow Kenneth R. Crawford, II

2017 Wilson Wyatt Alumni Fellow Kenneth R. Crawford, II

The UofL Alumni Association established the Alumni Fellows program in 1983. These awards recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields and are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.

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ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian

ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian

Faculty and students will be attending ACCelerate an ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C to present on research.

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Fulbright Scholar Ariel Weaver

Fulbright Scholar Ariel Weaver

Ariel Weaver has earned a Fulbright Study/Research Award to Namibia. Her work focused on using remote sensing and geographic technology to look at patterns on the landscape and use that information to inform policymakers and stakeholders in the community to manage land more effectively.

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Correctional officers & PTSD

Correctional officers & PTSD

Corrections officers have higher suicide rates and suffer from PTSD. Prof. Swartz's (Criminal Justice) discusses her research.

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Justin Mog sustainability initiatives

Justin Mog sustainability initiatives

UofL is ranked the top school in Kentucky when it comes to sustainability initiatives.

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Louisville and the Arts

Louisville and the Arts

Dean Leonard discusses the importance of the Louisville arts scene and culture in a recent Courier Journal editorial.

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Theresa Keeley (History) discusses athletes and protests

Theresa Keeley (History) discusses athletes and protests

History professor Theresa Keeley discusses historical protests by professional athletes.

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Sports, Risks, and the Human Ideal: A Public Forum

Sports, Risks, and the Human Ideal: A Public Forum

Prof. Kolers (Philosophy) discusses sports risks to athletes with UofL Today and the upcoming "Sports, Risk, and the Human Ideal: A Public Forum" at the Muhammad Ali Center Thursday, October 12 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

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My experience at the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

My experience at the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

Erica Wheeler, ’18 Political Science and Pan-African Studies Major, was nationally-selected as a participant in the American Political Science Association 31st Annual Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI)—a month-long graduate pipeline program targeted at underrepresented groups—hosted at Duke University.

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Theatre Arts kicks off new season with ‘Miss Ida B. Wells’

Theatre Arts kicks off new season with ‘Miss Ida B. Wells’

The Department of Theatre Arts starts its five production season, all written by female playwrights, with Miss Ida B. Wells. Showing Sept. 22-Oct. 1.

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Louisville Photo Biennial with photography exhibitions

Louisville Photo Biennial with photography exhibitions

University of Louisville will host four photography exhibitions with the Louisville Photo Biennial that reflect a wide array of style, technique and subject.

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Urban and Public Affairs offers Kentucky's first sustainability degree

Urban and Public Affairs offers Kentucky's first sustainability degree

UofL is the first Kentucky school to have a degree program in sustainability. David Simpson, the chair of the department of Urban and Public Affairs, discusses the new courses on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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International Peace Day on UofL’s campus Sept. 21

International Peace Day on UofL’s campus Sept. 21

International Peace Day will be celebrated on UofL’s campus – student Blake Gerstner and professor Russ Vandenbroucke, Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice share the details on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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What role is climate change playing in this year's hurricane season?

What role is climate change playing in this year's hurricane season?

Two big hurricanes recently hit Florida and Texas. What role is climate change playing in those storms? Atmospheric scientist Jason Naylor discusses this with Mark Hebert on UofL Today.

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What do Louisvillians think of the job LMPD officers are doing?

What do Louisvillians think of the job LMPD officers are doing?

Deborah Keeling is a justice administration professor who has been surveying Louisville residents.

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Prof. Rajack-Talley discusses the Yearlings Club's upcoming speakers

Prof. Rajack-Talley discusses the Yearlings Club's upcoming speakers

UofL sponsors the Yearlings Club which is a group of African-American men who tackle tough issues facing west Louisville.

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Fulbright fulfillment: Persistence pays off for A&S Alumna

Fulbright fulfillment: Persistence pays off for A&S Alumna

Jessica Williams,a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences with degrees in Spanish, political science and Latin American and Latino studies, tried three times to earn a prestigious Fulbright scholarship. In early September, her diligence was rewarded: she learned she was selected for the prize and will spend most of 2018 in Brazil as an English teaching assistant at a public university.

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Biology Prof. Steve Yanoviak studies lightning strikes on trees in Panama

Biology Prof. Steve Yanoviak studies lightning strikes on trees in Panama

On Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal, UofL biology professor Steve Yanoviak and his colleagues map lightning strikes and find that they kill mainly the loftiest trees, likely disturbing the forest ecology.

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