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Lebanese police learn tactics from SPI

Lebanese police learn tactics from SPI

A group of officers from the Lebanese National Police spent two weeks in Louisville getting first hand views of SWAT team tactics, community policing and the cameras overseeing city streets. But their main goal was to take home new leadership and management skills from UofL's Southern Police Institute.

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Support Theatre Arts’ storytelling workshops for West End residents

Support Theatre Arts’ storytelling workshops for West End residents

UofL’s African American Theatre Program and The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage are teaming up to help people in Louisville’s West End stage their own stories.

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Vision relies on attention to the environment

Vision relies on attention to the environment

Prof. Zijiang He (Psychological & Brain Sciences) and his team found that perceived target location was more accurate only when both the textured surface was on the ground and the observers directed attention to the lower visual field. An ambient attention mechanism in the environment selects the ground surface (our terrestrial niche) to use as bases and scaffolds to form the vast visual world.

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Designed to serve

Designed to serve

Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) students use their culminating project as service learning experience. Students work in teams for a local nonprofit organization providing strong visual graphics.

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A year in photos

A year in photos

A review of the year in photos for the College of Arts and Sciences by photographer Tom Fougerousse.

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French Film Fest adds Speed Cinema showings to Floyd Theater lineup

French Film Fest adds Speed Cinema showings to Floyd Theater lineup

The festival explores French and French-speaking cultures through a variety of genres. Some films will be shown on the Belknap Campus, and, in partnership, the Speed Cinema at the Speed Art Museum February 2 through 26.

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Professors share expertise through A&S luncheon series

Professors share expertise through A&S luncheon series

A luncheon lecture series this winter and spring will feature University of Louisville researchers who map the world, analyze Middle Eastern politics, scrutinize drama and film and examine the philosophy of art and literature.

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Prof. Hammond (Chemistry) receives $1.8 million grant

Prof. Hammond (Chemistry) receives $1.8 million grant

Prof. Gerald B. Hammond (Chemistry) received a $1.8 million dollar grant funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Protecting nature in the city

Protecting nature in the city

Prof. Carreiro, department of Biology, talks about local conservation efforts in Jefferson county. She will be talking at the next 'Beer with a Scientist' on Wednesday, Nov. 16 about how residents of the city can protect native species.

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Social justice hub awarded funding through 21st Century Initiative

Social justice hub awarded funding through 21st Century Initiative

Prof. Cate Fosl, Women’s & Gender Studies/director and Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and Prof. Enid Trucios-Haynes, Brandeis School of Law/director and Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, the Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research will examine diversity and equity issues, and take a coordinated approach to social justice research, creative activity and advocacy on campus and in the community.

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A&S advisors introduce social media strategy to engage students

A&S advisors introduce social media strategy to engage students

A&S professional advisors Bret Hirsch and Eddie Bobbitt recently presented "Hashtags to High Fives" at NACADA's national conference. This program shows 30 ways to promote student engagement.

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A&S faculty recognized at Celebration of Excellence

A&S faculty recognized at Celebration of Excellence

Acting President Neville Pinto and Acting Provost Dale Billingsley recognized nine outstanding faculty members from the College of Arts & Sciences at the 2016 Celebration of Faculty Excellence Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Brown and Williamson Club.

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Snow on Mars?

Snow on Mars?

In 2014, Prof. Du-Caines (Atmospheric Science) won a highly competitive, 3-year $394,000 grant from NASA to study the variability of tides in the atmosphere between earth and space.

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I think, therefore I CREATE

I think, therefore I CREATE

Meet printmaking Assistant Professor Rachel Singel of the Fine Arts Department. How community helped shape her art background.

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UofL named top LGBTQ-friendly university

UofL named top LGBTQ-friendly university

UofL is one of only 16 schools in the nation to earn five stars out of five in the Campus Pride Index created by Campus Pride, a national nonprofit that rates universities according to their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

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Shakespeare & the Creation of the Modern World

Shakespeare & the Creation of the Modern World

Prof. Julia Dietrich from the Department of English is partnering with the Louisville Free Public Library for a short 5 week course on Shakespeare's "greatest hits." At the Main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, starting Tuesday Oct 18th 6:30pm.

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Journey to Jupiter hits home

Journey to Jupiter hits home

Prof. Tim Dowling (Physics & Astronomy) on the Juno mission and its effect on his research. Juno, a NASA space probe that began orbiting the planet Jupiter on July 4, will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of planet.

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In Memorium: Prof. Laurie Rhodebeck

In Memorium: Prof. Laurie Rhodebeck

Prof. Laurie Rhodebeck (Political Science) passed away on September 13. Prof. Rhodebeck will be greatly missed by all of us in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Prof. Clayton named APSA Distinguished Teacher

Prof. Clayton named APSA Distinguished Teacher

Prof. Dewey Clayton (Political Science) is the recipient of the 2016 American Political Science Association (APSA) Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Big data for a big impact

Big data for a big impact

Geographers use population mapping to support relief efforts. The WorldPop project generates open source human population maps with a focus on developing countries. Professors Andrea Gaughan and Forrest Stevens (Geography & Geosciences) will receive a $440,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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