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Hite Art Institute exhibition spotlights first Master of Fine Arts graduates

Hite Art Institute exhibition spotlights first Master of Fine Arts graduates

The MFA Thesis Exhibition runs through May 27 in the Cressman. The diversity of art forms in the show reflects the diversity of offerings in the MFA program. Students may choose to practice in a variety of mediums or narrow in on one. Courses include ceramics, drawing, fibers, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, design, mixed media, book arts and new media.

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A&S faculty collaborate on social justice research

A&S faculty collaborate on social justice research

The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, is led by co-principal investigators Cate Fosl, professor of women’s and gender studies, and director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research in the College of Arts & Science, and Enid Trucios-Haynes, professor in the Brandeis School of Law and director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice.

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A&S Scholar Conrad Smart delivers commencement address

A&S Scholar Conrad Smart delivers commencement address

Conrad Smart is graduating with his bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics, anticipating a perfect 4.0 GPA and will be delivering a commencement speech to his fellow students Saturday, May 13 at the KFC Yum! Center.

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Cast of “Baltimore” to perform at national festival

Cast of “Baltimore” to perform at national festival

The Department of Theatre Arts African American Theatre Program was selected to perform the production “Baltimore,” performed by the AATP last fall at UofL, this summer at the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina.

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A&S instructor launches new scholarship for Central HS students

A&S instructor launches new scholarship for Central HS students

On Derby night, May 6, from 8 p.m. to midnight, NightBreeze will play in the University Ballroom to raise money for the new Gloria Jean Churchill Scholarship.

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Prof. Dan Vivian (History) helps tell StoryWood Bowties’ story

Prof. Dan Vivian (History) helps tell StoryWood Bowties’ story

Prof. Dan Vivian (History) talks about a local company using salvaged historic wood to create wooden bowties.

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A&S student awarded competitive political science scholarship

A&S student awarded competitive political science scholarship

The scholarship, offered through the American Political Science Association, is a five-week program at Duke University that introduces students to the world of doctoral study in political science. It goes to underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and is highly competitive.

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A&S student named Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar

A&S student named Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar

Judson Adams, a political science major, is Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar this year.

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Kentucky's Population in 2040

Kentucky's Population in 2040

Urban Planning & Administration professor Matt Ruther, director of the Kentucky State Data Center, discusses how Kentucky’s population will change in the next 25 years.

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More than numbers

More than numbers

Mathematics is more than just calculation. A mathematical worldview is a way of getting a firmer handle on our assumptions – and having the ability to reject those assumptions when we're wrong.

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Using design to help people read

Using design to help people read

Prof Steven Skaggs, head of the Graphic Design BFA with old friend and graphic designer Keith Kleespies created a new text font for people with macular degeneration called Maxular Model B. This will soon enter scientific testing at the University of Minnesota to prove empirically that it works.

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Meet Kentucky’s ‘Hidden Figures’ in STEM

Meet Kentucky’s ‘Hidden Figures’ in STEM

Dr. Aleeta Powe (Chemistry) and Dr. Angelique Johnson (J.B. Speed School of Engineering) will be holding a talk of women in the STEM field at The Yearling’s Club’s salute to Kentucky’s ‘Hidden Figures.’

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GIS reveals history: Using modern technology to map a lost landscape

GIS reveals history: Using modern technology to map a lost landscape

Prof. Daniel Krebs (History) tells the story of the 1862 Battle of Perryville – but outdoors, and outside the confines of the archives. Partnering with DJ Biddle (Geography & Geosciences) to map the battlefield using drones with cameras.

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Language for a New Landscape

Language for a New Landscape

Chinese language minor gives students new opportunities in globalized world.

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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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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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