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 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,, , , , 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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Mr. Chris Tipton (double major in Biology and Psychology) and Ms. Masden Griffiths (Political Science) earned the honors for their work, involvement, and investment in the University of Louisville.
McClain is a senior Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology major from Lexington. She found her passion for social justice while at UofL. "UofL is a place you can find yourself."
Theatre Arts opens “Almost, Maine” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Thrust Theatre, a show Lauren Dobbs promises is “magic, a little bit surprising and a little bit different.”
More than 300 literary scholars, critics and writers from around the world are expected at the University of Louisville for the Feb. 21-23 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.
From animation to restored classics to contemporary dramas, the University of Louisville’s French Film Festival offers free, public screenings of eight films Jan. 31-March 2, 2019 at UofL and Speed Art Museum.
Dr. Richard M. Davitt Professor Emeritus of the Department of Mathematics passed away January 17, 2019.
Horses and hands, verses and feet. The University of Louisville is issuing a call to the poets to enter the starting gate for the inaugural “Hands and Feet: A Poetry Derby,” set for April 22, 2019 at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Several University of Louisville professors are taking their expertise to the public early this semester as invited participants in Louisville Free Public Library’s MyLibraryU.
University of Louisville Biology Professor Paul Himes and some of his students are looking for bacteria that might be used to help grow plants on brownfield (polluted) sites.
University of Louisville professors lecturing in a public, monthly series this semester will examine how history affects the present in their wide-ranging fields of theater, art, political science and humanities.
“The University of Louisville has been one of the best things to happen to me. I’ve been able to really, truly dig down deep into who I am through my studies in Political Science and Theatre Arts,” Kim said. “At the end of the day, what I’m learning here is just how to be a better person.”
UofL President Bendapudi to the Courier Journal - "I call on our community and school district to celebrate the power of arts in education and support educational arts opportunities, which foster creativity, confidence and communication in our students and impact all areas of life."
Basenge was born in Rwanda, but her parents fled to South Africa during the Rwandan genocide. They lived in South Africa under asylum and she came to the United States as a refugee in 2014. Carine Basenge officially graduates from the University of Louisville on Friday with a degree in Psychology.
Application Deadline: January 18th 2019. The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society is organized around an annual theme that provides the foundation for the Faculty Fellows Program, the academic year’s scheduled events, and for a Humanities Research Lab, involving a bimonthly colloquium. The theme for the 2019-2020 academic year will be Belonging/Exile/Place.
University of Michigan researchers Kent Berridge and Terry Robinson have won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for explaining how our brains process “liking” versus “wanting” and how neural sensitization of the “wanting” system plays a key role in drug addiction.
The University of Louisville’s winter commencement will be 7 p.m. Dec.14 at the downtown KFC Yum! Center. Of the more than 1,300 students on track to graduate this semester, 875 plan to take part in the ceremony.
Could there be a psychological component to the cause of asthma? Alison McLeish (Psychological & Brain Sciences) has done studies on anxiety and its impact on asthma sufferers. She joined Mark Hebert on UofL Today to discuss her research on the matter.
Thur., September 5 - Prof. John Hale presents: "Mysteries of the Delphic Oracle". Thur., October 3 - Prof. Kristi Maxwell presents: "Writing that Excludes: the Generative Potential of Lipograms". Thur., November 7 - Prof. David Owen presents "On Racialized Whiteness". Thur., December 5 - Prof. Lauren C. Heberle presents: 'Community' in Environmental Policy Research and Practice".