Gresham, Smith and Partners’ Urban Design and Landscape Architecture Studio hosted “36 Miles” in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences’ Hite Art Institute and the University of Kentucky Department Of Landscape Architecture. The purpose of the project is to bridge art and design education, increase environmental awareness and connect people with Louisville’s hallmark waterway.
Twenty-three students and alumni from the University of Louisville – 16 from the College of Arts & Sciences – earned some of the world’s most prestigious scholarships in 2016. The scholars will head to destinations throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Although he has been at the university for just two semesters, Prof. Khaldoun Almousily's Arabic language classes in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Classical and Modern Languages Department have become popular and, now, four of his students have won prestigious Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) in Arabic.
College of Arts & Sciences junior Hannah Wilson (Political Science, Women’s & Gender Studies, and Philosophy) has earned a Truman Scholarship, a prominent award given to just 54 U.S. college students this year and valued at $30,000. She is Kentucky’s only 2016 Truman Scholar.
Evan Gora, a Ph.D. Biology student, works with tropical ecology Prof. Steve Yanoviak performing research in the Panamanian rainforest. Gora recently received both a National Geographic Young Explorer grant and a highly competitive Fellowship from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Now nearly 400 years later, Louisvillians will have a chance to look upon the world-altering publication – the first book of Shakespeare’s works, the first book devoted exclusively to dramatic works, and the first book marketing not only the words it contained, but the person who put them on the page.
With a higher sectional qualifying score than Yale, Harvard, Columbia and MIT, the College of Arts & Sciences led Quiz Bowl team finished the 2016 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament with the highest score in its history – 14th place among the top 32 teams in the United States beating Brown University, Illinois, and Northwestern. The Division I team also was the highest scoring team in the ACC and finished ahead of fellow ACC members Duke and Northwestern.
Meet Prof. Karen Freberg, Communication department, researching and teaching social media and crisis communication. She was recently featured on WLKY “Disconnecting in a digital age" and was a Plank Center Educator Fellow for General Motors this past summer.
College of Arts & Sciences undergrads Kevin Grout (Political Science/History) and Victoria Allen (Political Science/History), and graduate student Brandon McReynolds (Sociology) were part of a group that headed to Washington, D.C., over spring break to meet with legislators and discuss important issues in higher education.
Savannah Barrett (’08, Humanities) is an urban resident with a rural heart. Moving to Louisville from Grayson Springs, Kentucky to attend UofL, she left behind her home but kept a commitment to rural places and people alive in her work and life. Savannah parlayed a B.A. in Humanities and an M.S. in arts administration to become Director of Programs for Art of the Rural. A national organization with a field office in Kentucky, Art of the Rural collaborates with a diverse range of partners to help build the field of the rural arts, create new narratives on rural culture and community, and contribute to the emerging rural arts and culture movement. In this Q&A, we learn about the people and places that inspire Savannah, and where to find the best swimming holes in the state.
Heritage Project aims to preserve and share the state’s LGBTQ history.
Prof. Theresa Rajack-Talley’s latest book, Poverty is a Person, focuses on poverty in the midst of a so-called paradise. In the Caribbean, economic hardship and social exclusion coexist with idyllic scenes of island life, and poor communities, with substandard living conditions and a lack of access to basic services, belie the story often sold in tourist brochures. In this Q&A, we learn how the patriarchy has persisted, and what we can all do to help alleviate poverty.
Meet Senior Specialist Prof. Suzanne Meeks, Aging & Mental Health Researcher in Psychological & Brain Sciences.
The University of Louisville’s College of Arts & Sciences has found a new home for its master of fine arts program studios. A renovated Portland warehouse space near a growing community of arts-related businesses and organizations will house MFA student and faculty studios, with room for exhibitions as well.
Meet Ms. and Mr. Cardinal 2016, Amanda Allen and Kevin Grout, and hear them talk about their UofL experiences.
Prof. Derrick Brooms (Sociology) received the 2016 Diversity Champion Award given by the College of Arts & Sciences.
... the extraordinary in the ordinary. Meet Victorian-Era Votary Prof. Deborah Lutz. Prof. Lutz is the Thruston B. Morton Professor of English in UofL’s College of Arts & Sciences. A modern woman, she immerses herself in 19-century literature and objects to decipher the meaning imbued into material possessions. Her scholarship focuses on material culture; the history of attitudes toward death and mourning; the history of sexuality, pornography and erotica; and gender and gay studies.
In A&S, the Chemistry, Geosciences & Geography, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy departments recruit undergraduates for placement in the foundational courses for each department. UTAs have been used as laboratory TAs, as instructors in recitation or supplemental instruction sections, or as classroom assistants during the normal course time.
William Marshall Bullitt’s collection of rare mathematic and astronomy books is one of the world’s most extraordinary, and it offers scholars not only a look at the history of math and science scholarship, but that of the past 500 years of book production.
Meet Disaster Master Prof. David Simpson. Prof. Simpson may not be a storm chaser – but he comes prepared with plans in the aftermath. Chair of the Urban and Public affairs, and Fifth Third Bank Professor in Community Development endowed chair, he specializes in hazards and disasters, and sustainability. At UofL since 1999, Prof. Simpson has been active in the region for planning and sustainable development issues.