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Nationally ranked Quiz Bowl team earns number one spot in ACC

Nationally ranked Quiz Bowl team earns number one spot in ACC

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.

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I think, therefore I #TWEET

I think, therefore I #TWEET

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.

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A&S students join ACC peers in support of higher education

A&S students join ACC peers in support of higher education

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.

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I think, therefore I LISTEN

I think, therefore I LISTEN

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.

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Kentucky’s Hidden Past Rediscovered

Kentucky’s Hidden Past Rediscovered

Heritage Project aims to preserve and share the state’s LGBTQ history.

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I think, therefore I ADVOCATE

I think, therefore I ADVOCATE

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.

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I think, therefore I SUPPORT

I think, therefore I SUPPORT

Meet Senior Specialist Prof. Suzanne Meeks, Aging & Mental Health Researcher in Psychological & Brain Sciences.

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UofL to lease, renovate Portland warehouse space for fine arts

UofL to lease, renovate Portland warehouse space for fine arts

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.

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2016 Mr. and Ms. Cardinal

2016 Mr. and Ms. Cardinal

Meet Ms. and Mr. Cardinal 2016, Amanda Allen and Kevin Grout, and hear them talk about their UofL experiences.

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2016 Diversity Champion Award

2016 Diversity Champion Award

Prof. Derrick Brooms (Sociology) received the 2016 Diversity Champion Award given by the College of Arts & Sciences.

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I think, therefore I FIND

I think, therefore I FIND

... 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.

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STEM students take the lead in the classroom

STEM students take the lead in the classroom

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.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The William Marshall Bullitt Collection

ORIGINAL SOURCE: The William Marshall Bullitt Collection

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.

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I think, therefore I PREPARE

I think, therefore I PREPARE

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.

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A&S Alumnus Junior Bridgeman receives honorary Doctor of Public Service degree

A&S Alumnus Junior Bridgeman receives honorary Doctor of Public Service degree

The University of Louisville will confer honorary degrees on Doris and Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman Jr. during its Dec. 18, 2015 winter commencement. The Bridgemans are UofL graduates and each will receive a Doctor of Public Service (honoris causa) degree in recognition of their community service and support of the university.

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Fall 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Fall 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibition

The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the fall 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibitions at Schneider Hall Galleries. The exhibition will display artwork in a variety of mediums from those students graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Hite Art Institute.

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I think, therefore I REVEAL

I think, therefore I REVEAL

Meet Drawing Prof. James Grubola. In this Q&A, we learn that Prof. Grubola is a man of few words who conveys his thoughts on paper, and that most Michiganders, even the unlikely ones, participated in this northern sport.

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Scientist, authors receive 2016 Grawemeyer Awards

Scientist, authors receive 2016 Grawemeyer Awards

In the College of Arts & Sciences, Prof. Woody Petry (Psychological & Brian Sciences) chairs the committee that administers the Grawemeyer Award in Psychology, which is given to those who are responsible for works that present new and creative ideas with clarity and power—ideas that substantially impact the field of psychology.

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Fall 2015 MA Thesis Exhibition

Fall 2015 MA Thesis Exhibition

The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the fall 2015 MA Thesis Exhibition, “Iconoclastic Fervor: Sally Hazelet Drummond’s Road to Abstraction,” at Schneider Hall Galleries curated by Hillary Sullivan, Master’s candidate in Critical and Curatorial Studies.

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Beer with a Scientist: Why the discovery of water on Mars matters

Beer with a Scientist: Why the discovery of water on Mars matters

Prof. Tim Dowling went to see "The Martian" as soon as it was released in theaters. He had plenty of company – the movie came in a very close second for top October debut of all time, behind Gravity, another outer space odyssey. But as a professor of Physics & Astronomy in UofL’s College of Arts & Sciences, he has a unique perspective of the film and the science on-screen.

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